Sanchez-Herbert – Failure to Appear/In Absentia Complications

By: Helena Coric* An overwhelming amount of sources discuss the backlog problems our immigration system is facing. In deportation proceedings, the difficulties become more apparent as hearings are delayed and one is left to simply wait it out. For those … Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage Becoming Mainstream? What Does it Mean for Immigrants?

By: Helena Coric*  The 2012 Presidential election produced great advances in the fight for marriage equality as legislation passed in the states of Minnesota, Maryland, Maine, and Washington. The significance of these results is that for the first time voters … 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

Voter ID Requirements

By: Helena Coric* The recent emergence of voter identification laws across the country right before November elections is creating a stir. As the candidates discuss their sentiments on various policy issues on the national stage, the act of voting itself … Continue reading