Category: In The News

Asylum: Domestic and Gang Violence

Background: In order for a refugee to qualify for asylum in the United States, the refugee must show that they have: A reasonable fear Of future persecution On account of Race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a social group Synopsis: Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled today, June 11, 2018, that victims of [..]

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Legal Orientation Program lives…for another day

Background: The Legal Orientation Program (‘LOP’)for immigrants is funded by taxpayers’ money to educate and help detainees on their legal rights in the United States. Keeping in stride with their Anti-Immigration policies, The Trump Administration looked to audit (and pause the program while it audits) and shut down the LOP that has been running since [..]

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Judge orders reopening of DACA

  Synopsis: These combined decisions presented an array of administrative and constitutional challenges to Department of Homeland Security (‘DHS’) decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) last year. This is the third set-back to the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind the 2012¬†Executive Order by the Obama Administration. This decision out of the District [..]

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Nepalis Temporary Protected Status on Chopping Block

The Trump Administration has already ended Temporary Protected Status (‘TPS’) for 4 countries this year. Nepal is next on the chopping block as Department of Homeland Security (‘DHS’) has canceled TPS for Nepal. This cancellation is expected to affect about 9,000 Nepalis immigrants. TPS was originally¬†granted to Nepal in 2015 after a devastating 7.8 earthquake [..]

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