EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts: CRIMigration FAQs

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I recently presented “EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts” for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) seminar, “2019 U.S. Immigration Law: Basics & Beyond” hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Immigration Law Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, and International Law and Organizations Special Committee. My presentation addressed what I like to call “CRIMigration.” Here are the top ten frequently asked questions:

  1. Who is CRIMigration applicable to?

CRIMigration is applicable to non-U.S. Citizens or Nationals in the United States. This includes lawful permanent residents (Green Card); lawful temporary aliens (employee, students, visitor, etc.); no lawful status (entry without inspection or overstay); and “protected” (pending asylee, asylee, withholding, DACA, TPS, or DED).

  1. Why is CRIMigration so important right now?

The Trump Administration has transformed immigration from civil to criminal by making the most expansive and far reaching arg