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Children in Immigration Proceedings: Self Representation or Federal Attorney?

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Thousands of undocumented immigrants cross the border into the United States and willingly turn themselves into federal Customs and Border Patrol agents so they can apply for asylum.  The journey into this country is long and dangerous, especially for children under the age of eighteen who have no parents or guardians to protect them.  These […]

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorized but the Debate over Immigration Reform and Same Sex Marriage is Far from Over

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MAR. 8 – The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), drafted by then Senator Joe Biden with Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) passed last Thursday in Congress following a 2012 stalemate on reauthorization. Although focused on domestic violence, VAWA will likely spark further debates on same sex marriage and immigration reform. Three main provisions at issue […]