Prosecutorial Discretion is Back! Who Benefits?
by CShusterman on June 12, 2021 at 1:59 am
On May 27, 2021, John Trasviña, the Principal Legal Advisor for ICE, sent a memo to government attorneys enabling them to use prosecutorial discretion to dismiss pending cases in Immigration Court and to refrain from placing certain persons in...
USCIS UPDATES GUIDANCE ON EXPEDITED PROCESSING
by CMusillo on June 11, 2021 at 7:22 pm
By Chris Musillo (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) USCIS has announced new guidance on when an application may be granted expedited processing (https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5). Requests for expedited...
Immigration structural racism and fascism Part 2: Texas governor wants to close the border and stop brown Americans from voting. By Roger Algase
by ImmigrationLawBlogs on June 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm
On June 10, Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott announced the most far right extremist plan yet to close the Southern border against brown immigrants. The plan would involve having the state of Texas build its own Mexican border wall and use its...
ICE Interim Litigation Position Regarding Motions to Reopen in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Niz-Chavez v. Garland
by MKolken on June 10, 2021 at 4:55 pm
June 9, 2021 On April 29, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Niz-Chavez v. Garland (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-863_6jgm.pdf), 141 S. Ct. 1474 (2021), which involved eligibility for “cancellation of removal,” a type of...