Immigration Bill Roundup: Sanctuary Cities, Court Oversight

Law360 (April 27, 2018, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Though political will to cooperate on immigration-related issues has been in short stock lately, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation over the last month tackling sanctuary cities, immigration court reform, family reunification and illegal reentry to the U.S.

Here, we recap their proposals in detail.

Reforms For Independent Immigration Courts

Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California introduced legislation on April 18 that would protect immigration courts from political interference by reforming their performance appraisals, creating a transparent judicial complaint process and other provisions.

The move came shortly...

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