Department of Justice

Immigration Courts Should Take Notice of State Dept. Reports

Everyday, DHS and private-bar attorneys file State Dept.-published human rights reports (20-100 pages each) before 235 immigration judges in 59 courts nationwide. These reports are updated annually, and because immigration cases can last a matter of years, often these reports are filed multiple times for the same case. The immigration courts should take judicial notice of these reports, so that they do not have to be... more »

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Paperless creates more paper

All court documents are filed electronically in our district. When a document is filed by either the Court, the Defense, or our office (the US Attorney's Office), an email is sent to the AUSA and the support person assigned to that AUSA. The support person opens the email, prints the pleading, and then saves the electronic .pdf version of the document to the "virtual file" for that specific case. We waste so much paper... more »

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