Monday, June 24, 2019

Sessions issued order asking judges to use the “good-cause standard”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an order yesterday seeking to speed up the handling of deportation cases, telling immigration judges they should only issue continuances in immigrant removal proceedings for “good cause.” The “good-cause standard,” he noted, “limits the discretion of immigration judges and prohibits them from granting continuances for any reason or no […]

Judge threatens to hold Session in contempt after attempted deportation

Yesterday a federal judge threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after discovering that the Trump administration attempted to transfer a woman and her daughter out of the country while an appeal hearing for their deportation was underway. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan granted a request from the ACLU for an emergency order […]

Third judge rules in favor of DACA again but gives DHS 90 days to fight back

  A third federal judge has overruled the Trump administration’s efforts to end DACA — this time saying the government has to accept new applications. The ruling on DACA won’t take immediate effect, with the judge delaying the ruling for 90 days to allow the administration to make its case in a new memo justifying […]