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Supreme Court to take up immigration 'stop-time rule' case
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Niz-Chavez v. Barr to consider the type of notice the government must provide to trigger the "stop-time rule."Essentially, immigrants who have a continuous physical presence in the US for a certai (More)
Effects of Coronavirus on Undocumented Immigrants
The Coronavirus is causing major economic upheavals and thousands of deaths and hospitalizations throughout the US. Unfortunately, immigrants, people of color, and marginalized groups are being hit equally hard by the disease. To make matters even wo (More)
Implicit Threats of Violence: The American President's "Trump Card"
"Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street." - Joseph Goebbels, Third Reich Minister of Propaganda “I have the support of the police, th (More)
First Circuit rules that asylum extends to women unable to leave a domestic relationship
The First Circuit ruled on Friday that "women unable to leave a domestic relationship" are a group eligible for asylum applications and cancellation of removal proceedings. The court's opinion overturned a rule finalized under former Attorney (More)
Immigrant Detention and Removal Are Not Essential
The US Supreme Court has temporarily postponed oral arguments; most state and local courts have as well. Yet, despite the risk posed by COVID-19, immigration courts across America continue to hold in-person removal proceedings. Immigration and Custom (More)
Uncharted Territory: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Destabilizing the Borders of Our Freedoms
With the astonishing speed of the spread of COVID-19 – affecting more than 199 countries, 1,315,989 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 74,000 deaths – many countries are implementing extraordinary measures to meet this unprecedented challenge and to cope (More)
Federal judge rules asylum seekers not at risk under 'safe third country' rule
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a class action to stop the deportation of asylum seekers to a "safe third country." The class includes those entering th (More)
US pursues policy to send Mexican asylum-seekers to Guatemala
A US Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Monday that it would pursue a policy to send some Mexican asylum seekers applicants to Guatemala.The policy originated from the July Cooperative Asylum Agreement between the US and Guatemala (More)
Mexico authorities: more than 60,000 have disappeared amid drug war
Mexican authorities announced Monday that an estimated 61,637 Mexicans have disappeared amid the country's drug war. A previous analysis in April of 2018 put the figure at just 40,000.The figure was calculated based on analysis of data from s (More)
Guatemala former first lady, presidential candidate arrested on campaign finance charges
Former first lady of Guatemala and presidential candidate Sandra Torres was arrested on Monday in her home near Guatemala City for breaking campaign finance rules and for unlawful association. Torres and her political party, National Unity of Hope (U (More)
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