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Articles Tagged: Maureen Johnson

Solitary Confinement of Immigrant Detainees


By: Maureen Johnson* Solitary confinement is one of the most severe punishments that can be levied against a prisoner or detainee. Yet “any given day,” according to a recent article in the New York Times, approximately 300 immigrants are held in solitary confinement at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers across the country. Of […]

Same-Sex Spouses’ Right to Equal Protection


By: Maureen Johnson* Recent polls and statements by political leaders including President Obama demonstrate a growing trend in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. As of this writing, same-sex marriages are nationally recognized in 13 countries worldwide. Nine states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. Nevertheless, current laws in the majority of U.S. states […]

¡Bienvenidos a Colombia! (Welcome to Colombia!)


By: Maureen Johnson* As many BOILA clients know, I recently moved to Colombia, South America, in order to study Spanish. As an immigration attorney in the U.S., I have a great deal of experience with the U.S. immigration system. Moving abroad has given me the opportunity to gain insight into another country’s immigration processes and […]