Jenna Krajeski, The New Yorker, June 12, 2019
"[I]n June, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals, which reviews rulings made in immigration court, issued a two-to-one decision denying Ana’s most recent request to stay in the U.S. The judges...
CLINIC Legal, June 13, 2019
"Consistent with the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to roll back protections that Congress established for vulnerable children through the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization...
Francie Diep, Pacific Standard, June 7, 2019
"It used to be that, to help refugees prepare to meet with a government officer who will decide whether they qualify for asylum, immigration lawyers would look up the documents that the government used...
Jeffrey S. Chase, June 7, 2019
"On May 31, the BIA published a precedent decision in Matters of Andrade Jaso and Carbajal Ayala . In that decision, Board Member Garry Malphrus (writing for a panel that included Hugh Mullane and Ellen Liebowitz...
USCIS Asylum Division, May 31, 2019
"This memorandum provides updated procedures to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum offices on asylum applications filed by unaccompanied alien children ("UACs", or "UAC"...
Matter of Jaso, Matter of Ayala, 27 I&N Dec. 557 (BIA 2019)
An Immigration Judge has the authority to dismiss removal proceedings pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 239.2(a)(7) (2018) upon a finding that it is an abuse of the asylum process to file a meritless...
ABA, May 31, 2019
"The American Bar Association is deeply disturbed by reports that hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States are being held by the U.S. Border Patrol in violation of the law and federal policies.
ACLU, May 30, 2019
"The SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed suit today against the Trump administration for categorically denying release to hundreds of people who are languishing in immigration prisons after lawfully...
Andrew Patterson, May 29, 2019
"Asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews—those whom immigration officers find have viable asylum claims—may no longer have access to an important protection against prolonged imprisonment...
Orellana v. Barr
"Ruth Jeanette Orellana, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitions for review of the final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) denying her all relief from deportation. The BIA upheld the finding of...
Roger Cohen, New York Times, May 10, 2019
"... Pablo told me about the hunger and fear on the weeklong road to the border. Meager rice and beans offered once a day. Being herded this way and that by coyotes — the smugglers he’d paid...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019
"... I have determined to extend the suspension and limitation, as set forth below, on entry into the United States through the southern border established by Proclamation 9822 and extended...
On May 7, 2019 a motions panel of the Ninth Circuit granted a stay pending appeal of the preliminary injunction that had blocked the 'return to Mexico' policy under the new DHS Migrant Protection Protocols for southern border asylum claimants...
Dara Lind, Vox, May 2, 2019
"The first time that one immigration officer interviewed an asylum seeker under new Trump administration protocols, the officer went back to their hotel room, turned up the shower as hot as it would go, and tried to...
White House, Apr. 29, 2019
"Presidential Memorandum on Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity to Our Immigration System
April 29, 2019
MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY