Daily Immigration News – Yasrebi Law

According to officials from the Biden Administration, the white house is currently working on a plan to speed up court cases for incoming asylum cases as well as addressing new arrivals at the US-Mexico border.

A new docket was announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department on Thursday May 16th. The docket targets migrants who have entered the US southern border illegally and have their cases resolved within 180 days. The docket applies to single adults who has been released from custody and heading to either one of these five cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated: “Today, we are instituting with the Department of Justice a process to accelerate asylum proceedings so that individuals who do not qualify for relief can be removed more quickly and those who do qualify can achieve protection sooner… This administrative step is no substitute for the sweeping and much-needed changes that the bipartisan Senate bill would deliver,” referring to a border security deal that the Senate Republicans rejected earlier in 2024. “But in the absence of Congressional action we will do what we can to most effectively enforce the law and discourage irregular migration.”

Immigration cases fighting deportations in court often take up to years due to court backlog, thus creating the incentive for a new process that would expedite the cases. Up to ten immigration judges has already been assigned to process these dockets starting this week.

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