THE IMMIGRATION COURT SYSTEM – WHAT IS IT?
People frequently hear about "immigration court" without knowing fully what it is, and where it fits into the US government. In brief, the immigration court system, technically known as the "Executive Office for Immigration Review" or "EOIR" is part of the United States Department of Justice. This means that is independent of the Department of Homeland Security, though it is subject to the enforcement priorities of the US Atty. Gen. The court system includes over approximatel
UPDATE: ASYLUM LAW: A NOTABLE VICTORY
UPDATE: On November 21, 2017 the Immigration Judge in Hartford – who had previously ordered my clients from the Democratic Republic of Congo removed (deported) twice – responded to the Board of Immigration Appeals reversal of his most recent orders of removal by signing orders granting asylum to both of them. The Department of Homeland Security did not take an appeal. For the details, see below. For the past 10 years I have been representing a married couple from the Democrat