Immigration Law

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A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 12 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this... Read More

DOS to Provide a Trickle of In-Country Refugee Processing for Central Americans: Presidential Memo
Posted on 1 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Latin America and Caribbean............4,000 ... I also specify that, for FY 2015, the following persons may, if otherwise qualified, be considered refugees for the purpose of admission to the United States within their countries of nationality... Read More

Gang Violence in Central America the Push Factor: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the last few years, what's really been a driving factor has been the increased violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. These are really the three countries that these children are coming from. And increasingly, these countries are... Read More

U.S. to Offer Refugee Status to Some Central American Children
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some minors under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in the United States. U.S. officials say parents can... Read More

Nazario: 'We Would Be Their Executioner' By Deporting Kids
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Pulitzer Prize winning author who followed the treacherous trip of a young Honduran boy to the United States said many of the children crossing the border today are refugees and should be treated as such. Sonia Nazario, who won the Pulitzer for a 2002... Read More

DOS/DHS: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States
Posted on 15 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous... Read More

DHS: Deportation of Border Crossers a Priority 'Regardless of Age'
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss... Read More

"This really is a forced migration. This is not kids choosing voluntarily to leave."
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although some have traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Tanzania, the bulk are minors from Mexico and from Central America's so-called Northern Triangle - Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, which together account for 74 percent of the... Read More

Asylum Victory in Hartford: Matter of R-G- (Death Threats from Gangs in Honduras, El Salvador)
Posted on 31 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jon Bauer writes: "In a case handled by UConn Law School’s Asylum and Human Rights Clinic , a Hartford immigration judge granted asylum to R-G- , a young Salvadoran man who faced death threats from gangs in Honduras and El Salvador. R... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 May 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras A final action date of January 1, 2010 has been set for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and is reflected in the State Department’s... Read More

U.S. Chamber Calls for Extension of TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Oct. 26, 2017 letter to DHS Acting Sec. Duke - "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges the Department of Homeland Security to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. These designations have been... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 18 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Receives Three-Month Extension on OPT Ruling On January 23, 2016, a federal district judge extended by three months the deadline for the Department of Homeland Security to promulgate a replacement regulation authorizing an extension of the maximum... Read More