Lomi Kriel, ProPublica, Texas Tribune, Aug. 4, 2020
"Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates...
Sathanthrasa v. Atty. Gen.
"[T]he immigration regulations provide that when a petitioner is denied asylum but then granted withholding, the denial of asylum “shall be reconsidered,” and the factors the immigration judge (IJ) must consider...
Blanco v. Atty. Gen.
"Ricardo Javier Blanco, a citizen of Honduras, is a member of Honduras’s Liberty and Refoundation (“LIBRE”) Party, an anti-corruption political party that opposes the current Honduran president. After participating...
ASAP, July 21, 2020
"ASAP filed a federal lawsuit to stop the U.S. government from implementing new rules that would limit the ability of asylum seekers to work legally in the United States. ... The complaint can be viewed here ."
Skripkov v. Barr
"Andrei Skripkov, a citizen of Russia, seeks review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upholding an Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) denial of his application for asylum and the withholding of removal...
Matter of M-D-C-V-, 28 I&N Dec. 18 (BIA 2020)
Under section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(C) (2018), an alien who is arriving on land from a contiguous foreign territory may be returned by the Department...
David Isaacson, July 14, 2020
"The Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (the agency within the Department of Justice that runs the immigration courts) have jointly proposed a new rule entitled “Procedures...
July 13, 2020
"Comments in Opposition to Proposed Rulemaking: 85 FR 36264 RIN 1125-AA94; 1615-AC42 EOIR Docket No. 18-0002; A.G. Order No. 4714-2020
The Round Table of Former Immigration Judges is composed of 46 former Immigration Judges and...
Ordonez Azmen v. Barr
"Mario Ordonez Azmen petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying his motion to remand and dismissing his appeal of the denial of his asylum and statutory withholding claims under the...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 132 / Thursday, July 9, 2020
"This proposed rule would amend existing DHS and DOJ (collectively, “the Departments”) regulations to clarify that the Departments may consider emergency public health concerns...
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr
"On July 16, 2019, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security published a joint interim final Rule without notice and comment, entitled “Asylum Eligibility and Procedural Modifications”...
Jeffrey S. Chase, June 29, 2020
"In Thuraissigiam v. Barr, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 7-2 margin recently rejected a ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the Immigration and Nationality Act's limits on the scope of...
CAIR Coalition, July 1, 2020
"On Tuesday, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had virtually halted asylum at the southern...
Associated Press, June 25, 2020
"The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration’s ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court’s 7-2 ruling...
Tanusantoso v. Barr
"Harmanto Tanusantoso and Wiwik Widayati (collectively, Petitioners) petitioned for review after the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denied their third motion to reopen, in which they alleged a change of country conditions...