Tag: asylum

Trump's Executive Order Further Restricts Asylum--for Now

Nov 12, 2018

In a televised speech on the Thursday before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced a planned executive order that would further restrict asylum, but that promise didn’t capture the p...

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Sessions a Good Argument for Making Immigration Court an Article I Court

Sep 24, 2018

Since 2013, the Federal Bar Association (FBA) has advocated moving the immigration court from the Department of Justice (DOJ), where it lives under the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and to ...

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Judge Bumped By Another to Issue Removal Order

Aug 8, 2018

In May, we wrote about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to make the final determination in three cases before immigration courts. It was a rare move, but one inside the scope of his authority ...

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U.S., N.O. Will Protest Trump Immigration Policies Saturday

Jun 29, 2018

The actions surrounding the Supreme Court partially pushed the family separation issue out of the headlines this week. That doesn’t mean things have changed for the better, though. As of Friday, there...

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Trump Executive Order a Half-Measure at Best

Jun 21, 2018

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order awkwardly titled, “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.”  The order is his attempt to solve the humanitarian cri...

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Kathleen Does an Immigration Explainer on "Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly"

Jun 20, 2018

On Monday, I was flattered to be asked to explain how the U.S. got to its current “zero tolerance” immigration policy on the “Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly” podcast. By late Tuesday night, it was up....

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Neglectful Treatment of Children Heightens Cruelty in Immigration Policy

May 29, 2018

Last week, stories of children emphasized the failings of immigration law, of the systems that foreign nationals encounter here, and of the current administration’s outlook on the issue. The Departmen...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Takes Immigration Law in His Own Hands

May 15, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ efforts to reshape America’s immigration courts in his own ideological image is one of the Trump Administration’s greatest—and quietest—successes. Sessions ...

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USCIS Changes the Sequence of Asylum Interview Scheduling

Feb 6, 2018

Effective last Wednesday, January 31, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) has changed the way it schedules asylum interviews. It is returning to a “Last in, First out” policy, which will ...

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Is Canada a Viable Option?

Jan 29, 2018

With so much uncertainty surrounding the Trump Administration’s stance on immigration, those who have fled threats in their hometowns in Central America and the Caribbean have increasingly looked nort...

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