Immigration Hearings Across US Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Department of Justice has ordered all initial immigration courtroom hearings in the month ahead to be postponed, following outcry from an unlikely coalition of immigration prosecutors, attorneys, and judges.

In a public statement issued on Twitter, the Justice Department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) announced late Sunday night that all master calendar hearings scheduled between Monday and April 10 would be put on hold. The announcement marked one of the latest decisions to halt procedures due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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Minnesota Students Recruited by Human Rights Advocacy Group to Monitor Immigration Courts

Legal advocates for illegal immigrants seeking asylum and those facing deportation have stepped up their efforts to educate millennials about the asylum process. One such effort is the “Court Observers” project of The Advocates for Human Rights that recruits immigration court observers from colleges such as Macalester College in St. Paul.…

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