- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Kansas City, two other cities get new immigration courts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Plans for a new immigration court in Kansas City are under way, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday.
It is expected to be operating by late 2007 and will be one of three new courts established in response to growing caseloads. The other courts will be in Omaha, Neb., and Charlotte, N.C.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review, which is part of the Justice Department, will oversee the courts. They will mainly handle deportation proceedings.
In all, the EOIR has 54 immigration courts nationwide with about 220 judges.