Senior monks defrocked

The former Phra Buddha Isara, now a defrocked layman, and other monks have been denied bail under laws meant to keep mafia-type figures from intimidating or harming possible witnesses. Six senior monks including well-known activist monk Phra Buddha Isara have been defrocked after they were denied bail in court, resulting in them being sent to jail following their arrest Thursday.

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Justice Department Announces Success of Immigration Judge Surge

A surge in judges has led to a noticeable increase in the number of successfully handled immigration court cases, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released statistics showing that …

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Computer problem delaying immigration court cases

WASHINGTON — When a person’s legal status is in question, their case goes in front of a U.S. Immigration Court Judge. But now a system which already has 366,758 pending cases may see that number grow due to a computer issue. A computer system run by …

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Immigration court cases delayed till 2019? Not so, federal agency says

In late January, U.S. courts began telling immigrants seeking legalization that their cases would be delayed for four years, announcements that spurred an uproar among immigration attorneys and advocates. Most peculiar was that the federal office in charge …

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Sessions Trying to Take Over Immigration Court System

cases that could set precedents for a large share of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants with pending immigration court cases, not to mention all those who are arrested and put into the deportation process in future. He does so by taking cases that are …

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Republicans to side with Democrats and force vote on ‘Dreamers’

Jennifer Podkul, director of policy at the non-profit Kids in Need of Defense, noted that the new policy came at a time when both conservatives and liberals were concerned about the big backlog of immigration court cases. According to Syracuse University …

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Jeff Sessions is exerting unprecedented control over immigration courts — by ruling on cases himself

He’s doing this by taking cases from the Board of Immigration Appeals — the Justice Department agency that serves as a quasi-appellate body for immigration court cases — and referring them to himself to issue a decision instead. Sessions isn’t …

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Sessions Sends New Judges and Prosecutors to Handle Border Crisis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced federal charges for members of the infamous open borders caravan earlier this week, is sending additional resources to the U.S. southern border with Mexico to handle the ongoing border crisis. Thirty-five judges and prosecutors will be placed in border states California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to speed up “prosecutions of improper entry, illegal reentry, and alien smuggling cases” and “adjudication of immigration court cases.”

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Immigration Court Cases Backlog

2018-05-01T17:35:43-04:00https://images.c-span.org/Files/156/20180501093550002_hd.jpgJames McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, talked about the agency’s mission and what it is doing to address the …

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