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The Failure of Prosecutorial Discretion and the Deportation of Oscar Martinez

"This Article is an account of my failed efforts to stop the forced deportation of Oscar Martinez and the lessons I learned from that experience. My representation of Mr. Martinez centered on navigating the administrative process of requesting prosecutorial discretion from Department of Homeland...

Credible Fear Lesson Plan 'Undermines the Asylum Process' - Bill Ong Hing

"On February 28, 2014, you released a revised version of the " ADOTC Lesson Plan, Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations " to USCIS Asylum Office Directors and Asylum Officers throughout the country. I have reviewed the 47-page Lesson Plan and am deeply troubled by its...

The Pressure Is On: Criminal Defense Counsel Strategies after Padilla v. Kentucky - Bill Ong Hing

"The Supreme Court’s message to criminal defense attorneys in Padilla v. Kentucky was clear: when there is a risk of deportation, defense counsel has a constitutional duty to inform an immigrant defendant of the potential for deportation or adverse immigration consequences prior to pleading...

What's the Difference Between a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer

Julianne Hing, Feb. 13, 2016 - "Two years after tens of thousands of children and families began fleeing rampant violence in Central America for the United States, a year and a half after the ensuing media panic over their arrival triggered a militarized response from Texas, and a month after the...