Immigration courts reopened to a scene of "chaos" this week after being closed for more than a month due to the partial government shutdown. Some immigration attorneys say it could take weeks for the courts to return to normal. Nearly 90,000 immigration hearings were canceled because of the shutdown, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Hundreds of thousands of documents didn't get filed during the closure, leaving a mountain of work for court administrators to wade through.CBS News heard from 12 immigration attorneys from around the country who described their experiences following the shutdown. "Court is total chaos," said Alan Pollock, a New Jersey-based immigration attorney, in an email to CBS News. At Pollock's court in Newark, judges and government attorneys — those who argue against a migrant's case — didn't have time to organize the files they needed. All hearings on Monday at Newark ended up being adjourned and slated … [Read more...] about The shutdown is over, but immigration courts are in “total chaos”
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Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
A BRITISH couple who collapsed suddenly at an Egyptian hotel had complained of a "musty smell" in their room the day before they died, an inquest heard today. John and Susan Cooper were so worried about the odour they even moved their young granddaughter - who had been staying with them - into a separate room. Today's hearing came a day after the couples' post mortems "proved inconclusive” - despite their deaths earlier being linked to E.coli bacteria. The tragic pair were on the “holiday of a lifetime” in the Red Sea hotspot of Hurghada, when they both died within a few hours of each other. The court heard they had been staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel and had eaten at the hotel buffet the night before they were taken ill. They had returned to their room to find a "musty" smell, which led them to complain and remove their granddaughter from their room, the hearing was told. The following morning, their family became concerned when they had not … [Read more...] about Brit couple who died suddenly in Egypt complained of ‘musty smell’ in room hours before their deaths, inquest hears
PUBLISHED: 15:45 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:02 28 August 2018 Sabrina Johnson Carrow House. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2016 An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old Wymondham girl has been adjourned to allow for more evidence to be gathered. Ellie Long was found hanged at her home in Greenland Avenue on Sunday, December 10 and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.At the inquest opening in December last year, Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk said that a report by Dr Swan gave the medical cause of death as hypoxic brain injury, due to cardiac arrest, due to hanging. At a pre-inquest hearing on Tuesday, Ms Lake set out the scope of the inquest and heard from representatives for the Long family, the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, Norfolk Constabulary and the East Anglian Ambulance Service.After hearing how evidence gathering was progressing, Ms Lake told Norfolk … [Read more...] about Inquest into the death of a 15-year-old Wymondham girl adjourned
THE thoughtless owners of an "out-of-control" dog that mauled a toddler after they paid a teen in cannabis to walk it are facing jail after pleading guilty today. Hayley Eldgridge and Michael Thornton only took ownership of the pitbull-type dog six days before the horror attack in Chatham, Kent. It bit 18-month-old Viktoria Resetnjova as she played in a park — ripping her scalp and leaving her facing years of surgery and life-long scars. The dog had dragged her around the playground by her ponytail as her horrified sister Kristina, 14, tried desperately to rescue her. Viktoria's scalp could not be re-attached and her skull has been left exposed until she is old enough for a skin graft. Eldgridge and Thornton, who gave the teen cannabis to look after the dog, later claimed they believed it was a legal Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed. But tests revealed five-year-old Max — shot dead by police marksmen at the scene — was a banned breed under the … [Read more...] about Owners of ‘out-of-control’ dog that mauled toddler in play park after they paid teen in cannabis to walk it face jail