What are they afraid of? Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman of the University of Houston Law Center is raising awareness about our government’s escalating removal of immigration resources from official federal websites. In a recent Yale Journal on Regulation blog post, Professor Hoffman calls it “scrubbing away” transparency and accountability. The most recent victim: the EOIR… Read More »
Source: Houston Chronicle America’s immigration judges have long been overburdened and under-resourced. One immigration judge has compared her job to “doing death-penalty cases in a traffic-court setting.” The stakes are high, while support and procedural protections for noncitizens facing deportation are negligible. It’s no surprise, then, that immigration judges suffer greater stress and burnout than… Read More »
World Refugee Day was established by the U.N. to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Learn more here.
In 2002, John Ashcroft’s Justice Department rejected nearly two-thirds of immigration court asylum-seekers. In 2012 the approval number rose to more than 55%. Immigration judges granted nearly 12,000 aliens asylum. (The numbers are less rosy in Texas. More on that in a moment.)