The fact that immigration courts are embedded within the Executive Branch of our government has always been problematic. The Attorney General (AG) - whose legitimate and stated purpose in any removal hearing is to remove the foreign national, controls the judges, the prosecutors, and the executioner (ICE) in a removal case. The respondent or foreign national on the other hand may or may not have an attorney for his/her defense since there is no public defender system. At the conclusion of proceedings, if there is an appeal by either party, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is charged with reviewing the decision; that body is also controlled by the Attorney General.
America, a nation of immigrants, is increasingly showing signs of intolerance for immigrants. Under Trump, navigating through the already complicated labyrinth of what is the U.S. immigration system has become even more complex. https://www.americanvisas.net/Immigration-Law/Green-Cards.shtml
On October 1, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy to issue Notice to Appear (NTA) in cases where it has denied a benefit to an applicant if the applicant does not have any lawful immigration status. NTA is a document that instructs an immigrant to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. The issuance of an NTA means the start of removal proceedings against the immigrant.
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8 C.F.R. 287.8(b)(2) provides that an immigration officer may briefly detain an individual only if the officer has "reasonable suspicion, based on specific articulable facts" that the person is engaged in an offense or is an alien illegally in the United States. This regulation is designed to benefit persons and aliens in the United States.
The latino community is more powerful than ever. This is true - not only in California, but throughout the country. A recent study by the Pew Research Center estimated that eligible U.S. latino voters will reach 27.3 million by election day, or roughly 12% of all U.S. voters. This increase of about 40% since 2008 may prove determinative in who will occupy the White House in 2017.
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