Tag: asylum

Trump's Asylum Changes Compound the Real Problem

Jul 18, 2019

Because the Trump Administration has been unable to reach a Safe Third Country agreement with Mexico, it has opted unilaterally to force the situation by ruling that migrants who pass through another ...

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The Point of Threatened ICE Raids is Fear

Jul 16, 2019

It’s tempting to chew on President Trump’s ‘go back to where you came from’ tweets directed at a number of U.S.-born women in Congress, but honestly, that’s sadly not surprising. He has lowered the le...

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Asylum Status Can Now Be Checked Online

Jan 30, 2019

During the shutdown, we wrote about how it affected immigration courts. Some cases went forward, but most didn’t and were rescheduled for some date in 2021 or 2022. Because of the stakes that ride on ...

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The Real Crisis on the Border

Jan 8, 2019

Tonight the president will address the nation to speak about the crisis he believes exists along America’s southern border. The one he sees doesn’t exist. Unauthorized immigration is on the decline, a...

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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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