Immigration Judges’ Union Fights for Judicial Independence

The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the union that represents the nation’s immigration judges, is challenging the government’s decision to remove an immigration judge from a well-known case and replace him with a judge who immediately ordered the immigrant in the case deported. NAIJ’s grievance addresses the treatment of one immigration judge, but its resolution will

Read More

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Yemen’s designation who want to maintain their status through the extension date of March 3, 2020, must re-register between August 14, 2018, and October  15, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EADs), have

Read More

Immigration judges are expected to be impartial. But they report to Jeff Sessions.

The structure of immigration courts, unique in the federal government, has long been criticized for its potential for conflicts of interest. by Emma Platoff Aug. 15, 201812 AM U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about carrying out President Donald Trump’s immigration priorities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas in Austin on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.  Bob Daemmrich for

Read More