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State Dept. Should Help Asylum Adjudications

One of the most difficult issues facing any immigration judge or asylum officer in adjudicating asylum applications is making a determination about the country conditions in a country that judge or officer has not actually visited. A federal or state court judge only hears cases involving events that took place in the locality in which that judge sits.
Topics: Asylum

Visa Mill Terminated, but OPT Subsidies to Hire Aliens Persist for Years

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." — William Shakespeare

One of the generally unknown elements of the OPT program, which gives employers federal subsidies for hiring alien college grads rather than citizen grads, is that these subsidies can linger for years even after the educational institution that created them has been terminated for malpractice of education.

No Veto for Funding Bill with DACA Fix, with a Big 'If'

Counting the conditions precedent

The world of media has definitely gotten more complicated: "Tweets" are now a form of reporting, and often news events themselves. For example, on Tuesday afternoon Chad Pergram, who covers Congress for Fox News, tweeted the following:

Schumer says Trump won’t veto a government funding bill with a DACA fix. Says it will have “bipartisan support”

Balancing Independence and Accountability at the Immigration Courts

A CourTools solution

A proposal from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to "add metrics on the duration and quantity of cases resolved by immigration judges to their performance reviews" was the topic of significant discussion at an oversight hearing on November 1, 2017, before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
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