Immigration Courts Remain Open Despite Coronavirus Risks

Unions representing immigrations judges and ICE agents have criticized the Department of Justice for keeping the courts open in the face of coronavirus risks.

By Mallory FalkMarch 20, 2020 7:19 am, , , , ,

From KERA:

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal government has recommended social distancing. Most of America has hunkered down, but U.S. immigration courts remain open.

After pressure from judges and attorneys, the Department of Justice postponed hearings for migrants who have already been released from custody and closed some courts. But other hearings are still moving forward, for migrants in U.S. immigration detention and asylum seekers in the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program.

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