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The Karnes County Family Residential Center in Karnes City.

Since the coronavirus became a national emergency, federal immigration agencies have made some changes to their operations to try to minimize the spread of the virus. The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced last weekend it was suspending hearings for immigrants who are not in detention — but hearings for all other cases continue in most immigration courtrooms. Read more»

A group of migrant families in an overcrowded space known as “hielera” (or icebox) cover themselves with aluminium foil sheets on June 2019 in Weslaco, Texas facility, as documented in a Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General report from July 2, 2019.

Immigration courts across the country on Wednesday postponed most hearings through April 10, including in Arizona, though for detained adults, teens and children it is business as usual, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Read more»

Migrants camp at the base of Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juárez.

It was business as usual Monday on the Migrant Protection Protocols docket in federal immigration courts, and groups that work in them are raising concerns about the risk to migrants and court staff. Read more»

A portion of the border fence near Tijuana.

A new analysis of the decisions of U.S. immigration court judges finds that at least two of the five immigration judges in El Paso have a far higher denial rate than the national average. Read more»