Jessica Zhang is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. She has previously interned for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Immigration Council, and the ACLU of Michigan. She graduated from Yale in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology.
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Earlier this April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied a petition for en banc rehearing in Hamama v. Adducci, finalizing its reversal of the district court’s preliminary injunctions staying removal of a class of Iraqi nationals.
In the latest salvo in a long debate over the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) technology in immigration courts, several legal aid organizations filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb. 12 in New York challenging the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of denying in-person hearings to immigrants.