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Immigration Judges Leaving Due to Current Administration

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Our nation is facing a serious humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border with thousands of migrants seeking legal asylum but are paralyzed by draconian immigration policies enforced by the Trump Administration. As a result, a number of Immigration judges are quitting or taking an early retirement, Buzz Feed News reported Wednesday, February 13th 2019. Another […]

ICE Force Feeding Detainees on Hunger Strikes

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement have admitted to force feeding nine detainees held at the El Paso, Texas detention center. The detainees initiated a hunger strike due to the “rampant verbal abuse and threats of deportation from guards”.  After missing nine consecutive meals, a federal judge ordered the nine detainees to be fed and hydrated without […]

The Government is Issuing NTAs with Fake Times and Dates

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More than 1,000 immigrants showed up at courts across the United States on January 31, 2019 for hearings they’d been told were scheduled but didn’t exist. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been placing so-called “fake dates” on Notices to Appear (NTAs), in an apparent attempt to comply with the Supreme Court’s recent […]

Citizenship Question Blocked on 2020 Census by Trump Administration

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The Trump Administration is appealing U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman’s ruling that blocks plans to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census. The controversial  question, ” Is this person a citizen of the United States” has been deemed by Judge Furman to be  “unlawful” and a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.  The […]

Federal Court to Consider the Deportation of Children without Attorneys

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing arguments in C.J.L.G v. Whitaker, a case addressing whether children in deportation have the right to court appointment attorneys. Presently, pro se minors are being deported with little to no regard of the potentially life-threatening circumstances they are returning to in their home countries. The case being heard […]

Update to USCIS Policy on the Issuance of Notices to Appear

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USCIS has revised its policy regarding the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs).  According to the revised notice issued November 8, 2018, applicants for U Visas, T Visas, and Violence Against Women Act applicants could now be issued NTA and placed into removal proceedings. The revised USICS Policy now states: Starting Nov. 19, 2018, USCIS […]

Preliminary Injunction Grants Relief for TPS Holders

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Temporary protected status also called “TPS” is a temporary status given to eligible nationals of designated countries who are present in the United States. The status, afforded to nationals from some countries affected by armed conflict or natural disaster, allows persons to live and work in the United States for limited times. The Secretary of Homeland Security may […]

USCIS Policy Update on Marital Union and Naturalization

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy guidance on the married and living in marital union requirements for naturalization under section 319(a) of the Act. Lawful Permanent Residents applying for naturalization under the three year provision, are eligible to file for naturalization if they have continuously resided in the U.S. for a […]