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Close Immigration Courts and Release Detainees

Court staff, attorneys, and family members attending hearings in immigration courts have tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) have failed to respond sensibly or consistently. Instead, they have issued … Continue reading

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Immigrants, Prisoners, and Coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control’s warnings are clear: Wash your hands with soap and water, often and thoroughly. Avoid crowds. Keep a distance between yourself and other people. The government is not following its own advice. During this crisis, immigration … Continue reading

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Catching Up On Immigration News

Between norovirus (actual, at home) and coronavirus (threatening, in news) and Super Tuesday, I haven’t been keeping this blog up to date. Some of the highlights (or low points) from the past week or two include another proposed fee increase, … Continue reading

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Bitter-sweet Valentine’s Day Stories

I have three immigration stories so share on Valentine’s Day, with a message that love and hope survive despite every hardship. The first is a story of love and marriage, the second a story of food, and the third a … Continue reading

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Denying Asylum Turns Deadly

One hundred and thirty-eight people have been killed after being deported from the United States to El Salvador since 2013. The United States sent them back to the country they fled. Then they were killed. Human Rights Watch reported on … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News: Immigration Stories

Bad news about immigration can crowd out the good news stories of people who have immigrated here, made lives for themselves and their families, and contribute every day to their communities. Their stories show what we as a nation stand … Continue reading

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Public Charge Changes: Far Beyond Food Stamps

The new public charge regulation penalizes people who have received a range of public benefits, but its focus on barring permanently barring poor immigrants goes far beyond that. The rule targets a grandmother planning to live with her daughter and … Continue reading

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