What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases?

New Yorker writer Jonathan Blitzer visited BxD to speak with our client Christian Yarleque about his experience in immigration detention. Mr. Yarleque, a long-time New York resident with a green card, spent over a year and a half in ICE custody before being reunited with his wife and children. His story highlights the human cost of mandatory detention combined with the growing immigration court backlog, which has now reached over half a million cases.

Read the article here.

BxD represented Mr. Yarleque through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project. To learn more about this work, visit our project page.