DOJ Doubles Immigration Judges for SW Border Crisis (Multi-Video)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is boosting legal resources at the border, sending additional attorneys and judges in the face of a caravan of migrants that has arrived in recent days. (Courtesy of YouTube) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the dedication of additional prosecutors to handle the prosecutions of improper entry, illegal reentry, and alien smuggling cases, and additional immigration judges to handle the adjudication of immigration court cases that result from the crisis at the Southwest border. (U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is boosting…

Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with EOIR Director James McHenry

Media Event Press Release Event Video Event Summary James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club. EOIR is part of the Department of Justice and home to the nation’s immigration courts. McHenry, a Justice Department veteran who was appointed permanent EOIR director in January, is the point man for the effort to restore timely and efficient adjudication of immigration cases in the face of a tremendous…

ICE reaches out to more than 1,000 students during iGuardian summit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – More than 1,000 students from the public schools in Guaynabo received tips on how to avoid falling victim to online sexual predators Monday through Thursday at the Guaynabo Police Athletic League Theater in Guaynabo. The presentation is the fifth child abuse prevention summit organized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Puerto Rico as part of ICE’s iGuardian initiative. As part of Project iGuardian, HSI special agents in San Juan organized the Internet safety outreach for kids 12 to 16…

Small Non-Governmental Agency Due to Make Big Immigration Decisions

Within the next few days, an obscure, non-governmental agency is expected to make some major decisions in the immigration field. It might: reduce the yearly admissions of perhaps 5,000 under-qualified foreign students; create an equal number of jobs for Americans; prevent the loss of tens of millions of dollars from the Medicare and Social Security systems, by closing two low-ranking American colleges, or visa mills. Or it might do the reverse. That a non-governmental agency is making such decisions relates to the casual way that the U.S. government manages (or…

The Great Immigration Divide, as Evidenced by Two House Immigration Bills

Two items from a recent “Immigration Bill Roundup” (partially behind a paywall) illustrate the great divide confronting our nation where the hot button issue of immigration is concerned. They are: Legalizing Immigrant Parents, Spouses Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, introduced legislation on April 13 to allow the Department of Homeland Security to grant lawful permanent resident status to the previously deported parents and spouses of U.S. citizens. Under current statute, noncitizens who attempt to enter the U.S. without authorization, who attempted illegal re-entry or who were deported cannot apply for citizenship in…

Trump told to ‘take care’ with his language on immigrants

The letter was one of 45 delivered to the president by National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, written by students at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash. | AP Photo The national teacher of the year on Wednesday handed President Donald Trump a letter from a Rwandan immigrant student that urged Trump to “take care” with his language about immigrant and refugee communities. The letter was one of 45 delivered to the president by National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, written by…