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February 07, 2022
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

The Pros and Cons of having your final removal hearing over televideo

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a change in the way that the immigration courts around the country have been conducting final removal hearings.  In-person hearings have generally been suspended and the immigration court is now conducting most trials or final...

October 05, 2021
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Seeking Prosecutorial Discretion before the Immigration Court

If you or a family member are currently in deportation or removal proceedings, please read below to learn about prosecutorial discretion. What is Prosecutorial Discretion? Prosecutorial discretion has been used by law enforcement agencies for decades as a way preserve...

November 02, 2020
Aaron Lawee

ICE to Implement New Rules to Fast Track Certain Deportations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently begun to expedite the deportations of certain immigrants without providing them a hearing before an immigration judge. This is done through expanded use of a process called “expedited removal,” which allows for...

September 10, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

The COVID-19 pandemic causes dramatic delays to cases pending before the U.S. Immigration Court

The U.S. Immigration Court is an administrative court operated by the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR") under the authority of the Attorney General of the United States.  There are currently 58 courts throughout the...

June 11, 2020
Jeffrey Cohn

My Immigration Court Hearing was Postponed due to the Coronavirus. What can I do to Prepare for my Next Court Date?

All non-detained immigration court hearings are currently postponed through, and including, Friday, June 26, 2020. If your immigration court hearing was postponed, you should receive a new Notice of Hearing in the mail with the location, date, and time of...

April 13, 2020
Jeffrey Cohn

Deportation Relief for Detained Immigrants: Withholding of Removal, Stays of Removal, and Bond Hearings

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought to light the dire living conditions in many U.S. immigrant detention facilities. Many immigrants are rightfully fearful that remaining in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody could be harmful to their health during the...

Update on Immigration Office Closures as a Result of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The U.S. federal government has not had a uniform approach to closing its various immigration offices as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19), but each agency has responded in some way in an effort to slow down the spread of...

July 01, 2019
Jeffrey Cohn

Mandatory Detention

A. What is mandatory detention? On September 30, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (“IIRIRA”), which mandated detention, without release, for virtually all foreign nationals who have committed certain crimes. The...


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