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Immigration Minute 5-3-2021

In our weekly series Immigration Minute, immigration attorney Mario Godoy gives you the week’s immigration news and updates in 1 minute. Mario shares this week’s immigration update on May 3, 2021. 


Welcome to the Immigration Minute with Godoy Law Office, where we give you recent immigration updates in a minute. This week we cover a new US Supreme Court decision that protects immigrant rights and also a new Biden administration announcement regarding ICE arrests at courthouses.

This week, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of immigrants fighting removal cases. Right now, the government often puts fake court dates on its initial notice to immigrants and later sends required information, such as the court date, via different piecemealed documents. This practice has caused immigrants to miss his or her court dates and be ordered removed for not being in court. 

In Niv-Chavez v Garland the Supreme Court definitively affirmed the government’s duty to all proper information in one single document to immigrants when initiating a deportation case. 

This week the Biden administration announced that ICE arrests at courthouses will be more limited. ICE will no longer be authorized to carry out routine arrests at courthouses, a practice that discourages immigrants from attending court hearings and cooperating with the police. 

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