Immigration Reform

An Update from the Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Proposing a New Model to Ensure Efficiency in the Courts, Creating a Manual for Practitioners, and More–Lisa Palumbo, Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee Co-Chair The purpose is of the Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee is to work together with stakeholders to create a more fair and efficient immigration court system. Towards that end, we are focusing our efforts on three major projects.… Read more →

Appleseed Position Statement on S.744

Appleseed Position Statement on S.744: Improving the Accuracy, Legitimacy and Efficiency of the United States Immigration Court System   Appleseed applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent significant consensus on S.744 and enthusiastically supports several aspects of the proposed legislation and amendments. Appleseed has long advocated for the kind of common-sense reforms in S.744 that will improve the accuracy, legitimacy and… Read more →

Immigration Court Reform: Amendment to S. 744

On May 20, 2013 by voice vote, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Coons Amendment to S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.  Through his amendment, Senator Coons has put into place Chicago Appleseed’s and National Appleseed’s long-held belief that there should be no requirement that non-citizens in removal proceedings in the Immigration Courts should have… Read more →