April 1, 2021 The Biden administration is considering a proposal to allow asylum cases to be adjudicated by DHS in addition to immigration courts in order to reduce backlog and speed up the process.
- The House Committee on the Judiciary holds a hearing on Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- DHS and the Department of Justice announce they will not give out new paperwork at ports of entry until June 8. Instead, immigrants with hearing dates before June 22 should present themselves at a port of entry one month after the date most recently given to them. Even then, it is not clear what will happen next to their cases.
- The Trump administration suspends immigration court hearings for asylum-seekers adhering to the Remain in Mexico policy through June 1.
- The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hosts the hearing: “Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in U.S. Immigration Courts.”