Saturday, May 14, 2022
Bill creating independent immigration court passes in House
After years of advocacy from the National Immigration Judges Association (here and here), immigration attorneys (from ABA and AILA), and scholars, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Hank Johnson (D-GA), introduced the Real Courts, Rule of Law Act of 2022 (H.R. 6577) that has passed House Judiciary Committee with a vote of 24-12. It will next move to the House floor.
An section-by-section analysis of the full text legislation is here.