Immigration Reform

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 →

April 13 Public Forum: Immigration Court Reform, Part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Casa Aztlan and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice Co-Sponsor A Public Forum: Immigration Court Reform, Part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform The debate over comprehensive immigration reform includes a discussion of how to reform our immigration courts. These courts are at the heart of the immigration system. How they function has a direct impact on immigration policy. At this forum, speakers will lead… Read more →