Yes. Defensive immigration cases for adult clients are adjudicated by an immigration judge in immigration court. If you are looking for litigation experience, adult immigration clients are a superb pro bono client. Cases almost always go to trial; trials are short (three to four hours); and trial dates usually are set two to three months out, meaning your case will not drag on for years.
And the best reason to litigation in immigration court? The federal rules of evidence are only guidelines. Forget about laying foundations or qualifying experts; just enjoy a pure form of litigation where your advocacy is the key to your client’s case.