NYC article New York Appeals Court to spend less time going after lesser deportations

The United States appeals court in New York has recently changed how it handles immigration cases.

We recently blogged about how New York has a very high number of deportation proceedings that result in the immigrant being able to remain in the country because they rule in their favour. In the majority of these cases, those who had an immigration lawyer fared much better than those who didn’t, which may have affected the rate of deportation. Now it seems that New York is going to waste less time with these proceedings if it looks like the immigrant won’t end up being deported.

A new threshold was created that determined which NYC deportation cases should get priority over others. This is due to the fact that the 2nd United States Circuit of Appeals was overloaded with many cases of immigrants who were suspected to be undocumented seeking to appeal their orders of deportation, but all of these cases had beefed postponed for 90 days. During this three month period, both the court and the person appealing their deportation order will consider whether or not the appeal is worth it.

According to the court, there are over a thousand cases currently before it where if they were to deny the appeal, the government may not try or may not be able to actually remove the person.

“As we have previously observed, it is wasteful to commit judicial resources to immigration cases when circumstances suggest that, if the Government prevails, it is unlikely to promptly effect the petitioner’s removal.”

Did you know that if you are facing deportation from the United States, you have a much better chance of appealing with a lawyer on your side than if you went at it completely alone? We can help you!


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