CGRS, Feb. 14, 2019
"The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new policy forcing asylum seekers to return...
Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed News, Feb. 13, 2019
"Rebecca Jamil was sitting in a nondescript hotel ballroom in suburban Virginia when she realized that her dream job — being an immigration judge — was no longer tenable. It was June 11, 2018...
Roberto Suro, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Feb. 13, 2019
"The United States has a long history of responding to migration emergencies with legislative remedies crafted for specific situations. Sometimes, the intent has been to open doors, at other...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Feb. 10, 2019
"A February 1, 2019 article in the L.A. Times reported that two American attorneys who work for the immigrant rights organization Al Otro Lado, which has sent attorneys to Tijuana to offer advice to Central American...
American Immigration Council, Feb. 11, 2019
"The American Immigration Council filed administrative claims for monetary damages on behalf of six asylum-seeking mothers and their children for the trauma they suffered when torn apart under the Trump...
CLINIC, Feb. 6, 2019
"CLINIC, with its partners, the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a letter Feb. 6, 2019 to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging her to rescind the Remain...
Sophia Genovese, Feb. 3, 2019
"Following the law should not be a radical idea. Yet the governments of the United States and Mexico somehow find advocacy for the codified rights of asylum seekers reprehensible.
I travelled to Tijuana in mid-January...
KATE LINTHICUM, CINDY CARCAMO and MOLLY O'TOOLE, Los Angeles Times, FEB 01, 2019
"Two U.S. immigrant rights attorneys and two journalists who have worked closely with members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana said they had been denied entry into...
Jan. 25, 2019 DHS Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols
Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Guidance on Migrant Protection Protocols
Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols
Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Guiding Principles...
USCIS, Jan. 28, 2019
"SUBJECT: Guidance for Implementing Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Migrant Protection Protocols
Purpose This memorandum provides guidance to immigration officers in U.S. Citizenship and...
Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Jan. 25, 2019
"Since the Trump era began more than two years ago with the election of 2016, the administration has put into place an increasingly draconian legal regime of restrictions against immigrants. Navigating these...
DHS, Jan. 24, 2019
" What Are the Migrant Protection Protocols?
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or...
Singh v. Whitaker
"We hold that the BIA erred in failing to conduct a reasoned analysis with respect to Singh’s situation to determine whether, in light of the specific persons or entities that caused his past persecution, and the nature...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Jan. 20, 2019
"As my friend Paul Schmidt announced on his excellent blog immigrationcourtside.com, immigration judges in San Francisco and Arlington, VA recently issued written decisions granting asylum to victims of domestic...
Immigration Courtside, Jan. 17, 2019
The Hon. Paul W. Schmidt writes:
"Here are two redacted “post- Matter of A-B- ” decisions from U.S.Immigration Judges correctly interpreting the law to grant relief to refugee women from Central...