Blog Posts in December, 2018

  • Federal Judge Rescinds Trump Administration Asylum Policy

    Last Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan struck down a recent policy by the Trump administration which made it more challenging for domestic-abuse and gang-violence victims to claim asylum , determining the policies violated federal immigration law. In addition, he ordered the U.S. government to return deported plaintiffs. Back in June, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...
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  • Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico during Legal Process

    Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new policy which will require illegal immigrants seeking asylum in the United States to return to Mexico and wait until their claims are processed—potentially for months or years. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen cited emergency powers permitted according to the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to handle a ...
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