Basic Immigration Overview: Review of Immigration Terminology, Concepts and Procedures, provides a basic overview of immigration terminology, immigration status, the removal process.  It discusses actors within the immigration system; removal process; includes a review of the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; and an overview of Immigration Court system.  It also includes a brief description of…

Bringing together removal defense litigation experts on issues relating to the representation of individuals in immigration court, participants will learn about litigation strategies in removal defense proceedings and observe litigation practices through mock trial demonstration. Sponsor: New York Law School Co-sponsors: NYSBA’s Committee on Immigration Representation, NYSBA’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, NYSBA’s International Law…

Representing Detained Clients: Bond Hearings: This article provides a short overview of the following topics: Is my client eligible for a bond hearing?  236(c) and mandatory detention.  Challenging mandatory detention under 236(c).  Alternatives to bond hearing. Evidence in Support of Bond.  The hearing.  Appeals.

Two Systems of Justice: A report providing an overview of the fundamental differences between the criminal justice system and the immigration removal process. It explains the legal justifications that have been offered for denying immigrants facing deportation the same rights as criminal defendants facing imprisonment and concludes by emphasizing that any future immigration reform legislation must…

Access to Counsel in Immigration Court: It has long been the case that immigrants have a right to counsel in immigration court, but that expense has generally been borne by the noncitizen. Because deportation is classified as a civil rather than a criminal sanction, immigrants facing removal are not afforded the constitutional protections under the…

Expedited Removal is a process by which low-level immigration officers can quickly deport certain noncitizens who are undocumented or have committed fraud or misrepresentation.  This short primer on expedited removal provides an overview of the process and the related issues.