Advocates Demand Immigration Hearings Ahead Of ICE Raids

Law360 (July 11, 2019, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Four immigrant advocacy groups filed suit in New York federal court Thursday in anticipation of imminent, wide-scale U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids to ensure that refugee families are provided with immigration court hearings prior to deportation.

The groups — which include the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, the Central American Resource Center, the Immigrant Defenders Law Center and Public Counsel — filed suit on behalf of the refugee families they serve who had recently left their home countries. They have never been able to argue their claims for asylum because, having never been provided proper notice of their immigration court hearings,...

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