I finally had my first day back in immigration court since the pandemic began. The immigration court at 26 Federal Plaza in New York closed during the pandemic and only recently reopened. I checked my calendar. It turns out that the last time that I had immigration court was on March 10, 2020. I have never gone so long without going to immigration court. I missed going to immigration court. I really enjoy doing deportation defense work. My client won his case and was granted cancellation of removal. It always feels good to win.
Because of the pandemic the non-detained immigration court cases at 26 Federal Plaza and 290 Broadway in New York City have been closed since March 2020. This has caused a terrible backlog of removal cases in New York City. Beginning on July 6, 2021, the Immigration Courts in New York City at 26 Federal Plaza and 290 Broadway will finally resume hearing cases.
I am looking forward to doing Immigration Court cases again. I love doing Immigration Court cases. I am a litigator at heart. It has been hard for me to go so long without going to Immigration Court. I miss it. I enjoy doing all kinds of deportation defense cases. I especially enjoy doing asylum and criminal deportation defense. I have done virtually every type of waiver case (i.e., cancellation of removal, INA § 237(a)(1)(H), INA § 212(c), INA § 212(h), and INA § 212(i)).
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is one of the Gang of Eight. He’s also a Republican and he’s taken a lot of criticism over pushing immigration reform. During the height of the immigration reform frenzy, Senator Rubio set up a really good website on immigration reform. The website has a news tab that provides links to news about immigration reform. However, the news tab hasn’t been updated since June. Since Senator Rubio has stopped updating the news page of his website about immigration reform, does he still care about immigration reform???