Mobile Pathways has come up with a nifty new project that aims to help immigrants in Immigration Court.
How does it help exactly?
Well, simply enter your phone number and your A# (that number assigned to you by immigration and is usually 9 digits), and you should start receiving updates on your Immigration Court case. This is particularly helpful nowadays since the court has been known to change hearings due to a global pandemic, the Remain in Mexico program, and generally for any other reason that may come up.
It also comes in handy to have this information sent to you by phone especially if you recently changed your address and the court hasn’t had time to implement the new address in the system. This way, you know for sure you will not miss your court date.
So, give it a try and let me know in the comments how it works for you.
The first thing I tell a new attorney or DOJ representative when they start working in Immigration law is that it’s not easy and it changes from week to week. More so now. Why? Because immigration law falls under administrative law and it’s governed by an agency, not an independent court system. Also, because the current administration has made it their goal to reduce immigration to the United States, meaning more one-sided decisions and regulations that have been issued in the last three years that are anti-immigrant and cruel.
Being an immigration attorney/advocate is hard!
It doesn’t mean I don’t love what I do. It doesn’t mean that getting an immigration benefit is hopeless. It’s not. It just means that the process is just a bit more challenging, and the best thing attorneys and their clients can do is to be patient but also to advocate like crazy!
In the next few weeks I’ll be addressing all the recent changes in immigration law, including the recent decision from the Supreme Court addressing DACA, and how the new proposed asylum regulations will impact work permits and the ability of people seeking asylum to support themselves.
So, stay tuned!