Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

News Story (NATIONAL, New York)

Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

February 12, 2019 | Christina Goldbaum | New York Times (NYT)
A new lawsuit filed in federal court by the Legal Aid Society and the Bronx Defenders asserts that mandatory videoconferencing in immigration proceedings violates immigrants' constitutional rights in a deliberate attempt to speed up and increase deportations.
Tags: Deportation | Immigration Process

Detained immigrants seeking asylum at border get help from Baltimore attorneys, law students

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Detained immigrants seeking asylum at border get help from Baltimore attorneys, law students

December 28, 2018 | Jean Marbella | Baltimore Sun
Domzal and a fellow attorney at Ballard Spahr, Michelle McGeogh, are among hundreds of lawyers across the country who have taken time away from their paid work to travel to remote detention centers and represent undocumented immigrants.
Tags: Deportation | Detention Centers | Pro Bono

Detained Immigrants Are Suing ICE For Access To Legal Representation To Fight Deportation

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Detained Immigrants Are Suing ICE For Access To Legal Representation To Fight Deportation

December 17, 2018 | Caitlin Cruz | Bustle
The case — Torres v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security — contends that these men in ICE custody in southern California are limited in their time to make phone calls and that phone calls are "prohibitively expensive".
Tags: Deportation | Detention Centers