Immigration Reform

Immigration Courts and our Partners

The Attorney General of Illinois has joined 15 other states and commonwealths as an amicus in the lawsuit filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota seeking to maintain the restraining order blocking key parts of the Executive Order barring entry into the United States of seven majority-Muslim countries. Attorney General Madigan’s press release highlights the interests of the states… Read more →

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 →