Government Immigration Board Determines Domestic Violence Victims May Be Able To Qualify For US Asylum
A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges’ union said Wednesday.
The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the matter.
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.
The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better.
Immigration Courts Speeding Up Hearings For Tens Of Thousands Of Immigrant Children Caught At Border
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis.