New York Law Journal: Court Dates Moved Up Without Warning, Advocates for Immigrants Claim
“According to immigration attorneys, the DOJ’s decision to unilaterally move up hearing dates fits a pattern and practice by federal authorities set on undermining legal representation for immigrants. They point to a similar set of decisions to implement video conferencing for detainees during hearings last year, which is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.
Attorneys claim federal officials have retreated from a previous stance where dialogue was not only possible but a relative norm. Now, they say, DOJ officials have gone completely silent when attorneys attempt to communicate about an issue.”
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