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Articles Tagged: Mexico

Unrepresented Minors in Immigration Court

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The news since last year has been inundated with stories about children crossing the US/Mexico border unaccompanied.  This surge, as it has been called, created a need for places to house the children and lawyers to defend them.  So how many of those children have actually been allowed to stay in America? And what factors […]

Discriminatory Practices in the Central American Asylum Credible Fear Process

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The American Immigration Council recently issued a special entitled, “Mexican and Central American Asylum and Credible Fear Claims: Background and Context.” This timely report discusses the current rhetoric surrounding the credible fear process and the state of the U.S. asylum system. Specifically, the report examines the legitimacy of credible fear claims based on situations of […]

Separation in Mexican Families

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By: Denise Ferrufino* The number of deportations executed throughout the Obama administration has exceeded the ones from previous years, and it is creating a devastating effect on the families of Mexican immigrants. In 2010, the Department of Homeland Security reported that there was an estimated population of 6, 640,000 unauthorized Mexican immigrants. Out of this […]

SEVEN NEW LAWSUITS AGAINST ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAW SB 1070

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          SB 1070, an immigration law signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, continues to cause uproar across the country, having far reaching social, legal and economic consequences on the Grand Canyon State of Arizona.  Like an iceberg, the tip above is far smaller than the underlying ice below.  Many protests, lawsuits […]