Asylum Ban Litigation: Supreme Court Declines to Stay Injunction

Google+ Reddit LinkedIn In a brief order on Dec. 21, the Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the preliminary injunction against the asylum ban issued earlier this week by Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California. The Supreme Court split 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen

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Litigation Over the Asylum Ban Continues: District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction against the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule precluding asylum grants for persons who enter at undesignated border locations. The nationwide injunction supplants the temporary restraining order (TRO) that Judge Tigar entered in November. Earlier this month...

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How Far Reaching is the Impact of Grace v. Whitaker?

Six months after a significant number of U.S. immigration judges cheered a decision intended to revoke the hard-earned right of domestic violence victims to asylum protection, immigration advocates had their chance to cheer last week’s decision of U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Grace v. Whitaker.  The 107-page decision blocks USCIS from applying

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Judge overturns Trump policy limiting asylum claims by victims of gangs and domestic violence

A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by District Judge Emmet Sullivan overturned a sweeping policy change ordered in June by then-Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions and has broad implications for thousands of Central American

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The Immigration System Is A Challenge Without A Lawyer. Denver Wants To Change That

Around 90 percent of detainees at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora don’t have a lawyer, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network estimates. That’s about 900 people. Denver is trying to improve that statistic. The city officially opened a fund in November for people who can’t afford legal representation in their immigration cases. The goal is

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How To Seek Asylum, And Where To Do It

It’s no secret that turmoil has enveloped many communities and even whole countries in recent years, leaving people with few options. For many who are affected by issues in their home country, the best course of action may be to leave and seek asylum.  Asylum is protected by the United States and the United Nations,

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What Does A Citizenship Test Cover?

The path to citizenship in the U.S is a long and tiring one. It can take years or even decades to actually finish the process, and one aspect of that process is the citizenship test.  As you could guess, the Citizenship Test is meant to test your knowledge of America and our laws, language, and

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DACA Update December 2020

Last week, we had a huge update on deferred action for childhood arrivals. Falling into compliance, effective December 7, 2020, an order of a United States District Court, there have been major changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). With these changes there come some major victories that we, as a nation, have been

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DHS Extended TPS Document Update

In November 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had an astonishing announcement in regards to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) residents. This notice will now extend the validity of TPS documentation for those in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan until January 4, 2021.  This will also extend Employment Authorization Documents including:  Forms

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