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Trump Administration Weighed Targeting Migrant Families, Speeding Up Deportation of Children

NBC reports it obtained a draft plan that shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions, contradicting previous statements from the administration claiming it had no policy of separating families but was simply enforcing the law. The copy of the draft plan obtained by NBC also includes comments showing that officials considered speeding up migrant children’s deportations by denying them asylum hearings after separating them from their parents.

U Visa granted for person with Removal Order

Visa approved for Client whose marriage visa was denied at the U.S. consulate, who then reentered the U.S. unlawfully and was ordered removed from the country.  After all appeals were denied, Client applied for a U visa and several stays of removal.  Client can now remain in this country with his children and become a lawful permanent resident in 3 years.

Judge Orders Government to Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited Families

an order issued by a federal judge in San Diego this morning to temporarily stop the government from deporting families who were separated at the border for at least one week after reuniting them.

Court Holds Individuals Subject to Reinstatement of Removal May Not Apply for Asylum, Even If Changed Circumstances Exist

The Fourth Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that an individual subject to a reinstated order of removal may not apply for asylum, even when the factual basis for the asylum claim did not exist prior to the original removal.1:22 AM

Court Finds Florida Conviction for Sale of Cocaine to Be an “Illicit Trafficking” Aggravated Felony

The Eleventh Circuit held that the BIA did not err in concluding that the petitioner was ineligible for cancellation of removal because his Florida conviction for sale of cocaine constituted illicit trafficking within the meaning of INA §101(a)(43)(B).

Association of Immigration Judges Asserts that Performance Quotas are a Threat to Due Process

The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) stated that it opposes EOIR’s plan to evaluate immigration judges (IJs) using numerical measures such as performance quotas, stating that “If EOIR is successful in tying case completion quotas to judge performance evaluations, it could be the death knell for judicial independence in the Immigration Courts.” NAIJ also submitted a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing on the DOJ urging Congress to exempt IJs from performance reviews, noting Administrative Law Judges are already exempt because quotas are “antithetical to judicial independence.”  Another attempt by Trump to limit constitutional rights of immigrants

What is the result of Trump trying to deport millions?

The deportation rates of undocumented immigrants have increased in the federal Immigration Court for the first time in eight years as President Trump starts to make good on his promise to expel millions of people. But even as the Trump administration expands its dragnet, the court is so backlogged that some hearings are being scheduled as far in the future as July 2022

Thus, as Trump will see, you cannot just kick everybody out of the country. The US gives rights to people.

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