Immigration courts remain backlogged in big cities as judges are sent to the border

By Mariana Alfaro Medill Reports In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent 25 immigration judges to detention centers near the border and promised to add 125 new judges to the bench in the next two years, all part of the Administration’s plan to “fight against criminal aliens.” This plan was criticized by immigrant communities and […]

Salvadoran immigrants fret as future of special protection status in peril

By Mariana Alfaro Medill Reports The Salvadoran consulate in Chicago is tucked away in a small office above a Chick-Fil-A and a mattress store, in a building next to the State and Lake train stop in the heart of the Loop. On a wintry morning, the consulate’s waiting room was packed, as usual, with Salvadorans […]