USCIS MISTAKES CREATE FINANCIAL BOOM FROM FOIAs FOR PRIVATE ATTORNEYS

By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* In a recent court case a federal judge ruled against the USCIS, finding the agency in violation of requirements under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The case was based on a dispute that lasted almost … Continue reading

TO RELOCATE OR NOT TO RELOCATE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

By: Margarita Baldwin* In assessing an asylum seeker’s ability to relocate within the borders of the country, the Immigration Judge must decide whether the asylum-seeker can avoid future persecution by moving to another part of the country and whether it … Continue reading

TRAC Data Indicates Growing Backlogs in Immigration Courts

By: Helena Coric* U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to experience backlog in its data system. Government enforcement data obtained from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) indicates that the current number of pending cases is up 23 percent, … Continue reading