Immigration court matters arguably present some of the most challenging areas to understand. This is especially so with respect to detention issues, where an individual's liberty is restrained, sometimes indefinitely. In a recent Third Circuit case, Guerrero-Sanchez v. Warden, York County Prison, 2018 WL 4608970 (3d Cir. 2018), a person was held in ICE detention for a staggering 637 days before finally securing release (and only after protracted litigation involving several motions). This case is particularly important for non-US citizens residing in the Third Circuit who are at risk of lengthy detention.
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It may not have garnered that much attention nationally, but in New Jersey, Republican presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie stirred some new waves and deepened anxiety amongst the immigrant community in the Garden State with his recent remarks. In the last week of August, he announced his plan to devise a tracking system that would follow foreign nationals around in a manner similar to the way FedEx tracks its packages. He furthered the FedEx comparison by stating his desire to actually consult with FedEx chief executive Frederick W. Smith to create a system prototype.