Monthly Archives: August 2019

‘They will kill me.’ He was deported. They did.

Not my words today, but the cri de couer of one of the many dedicated immigration attorneys working every day against the odds. Matt Cameron practices in New England. He tells this story on Twitter. Here’s his story: “I can’t … Continue reading

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Everybody’s a Target: Children, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Citizens

Life imitates art and it all ends badly: “In the fifth episode of the last season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” the character Maritza, who has been languishing in an immigrant detention center, finds out about a toll-free … Continue reading

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We Must Do Better: Four Immigration Stories

A Minnesota attorney reports on what she saw in Juarez. A lawsuit details medical neglect in immigration detention facilities. Immigrant veterans or immigrant spouses of vets lose rights. A nursing mother is separated from her four-month-old baby. None of this is … Continue reading

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Just Saying No to Asylum Seekers

How many ways can Trump say no to asylum seekers? He started as soon as he was inaugurated, with the Muslim ban, then moved on to bar people at the southern border. Among the ways to say no to asylum … Continue reading

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Asylum Delayed, Justice Denied

Nearly nine thousand asylum seekers sit in immigration prisons, despite having shown credible or reasonable fear of persecution: the initial immigration decision that allows them to proceed with their asylum cases in court. They sit in prison for months or … Continue reading

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More Restrictions on Legal Immigration: Fear as Public Policy

Not content with sending asylum seekers back to danger and kidnapping, rounding up Mississippi poultry workers and separating them from their children, and posturing about border walls, the Trump administration today announced further moves against legal immigrants, effective October 15, … Continue reading

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Magdalena in Mississippi

You have probably seen her by now: the 11-year-old girl pleading through her tears:  “The governments—Government, please put your heart! Let my parents be free and everybody else. Please don’t leave the child with cryingness and everything.”  The government responds, … Continue reading

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