Category Archives: asylum

The Trump Administration Plans Indefinite Detention for Migrant Families

After falsely blaming ‘the law’ for family separation for several weeks, the Trump Administration relented to mass political pressure and the president signed an unnecessary order to stop the policy. While the end of family separation is a major victory for human rights important, sadly, the Trump Administration is planning on replacing separation with another …

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What is the Flores Settlement?

For several weeks the Trump Administration has falsely blamed ‘the law’ for its immoral decision to separate families at the southern border. Some administration officials have also pointed to the 1997 Supreme Court case of Flores v. Reno (also known as the ‘Flores settlement’) as a reason why family separation occurred. Once again this is …

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The Trump Administration Says Family Separation is “The Law”: Here is Why They are Wrong

In recent months, the Trump Administration has pursued an incredibly inhumane and wholly counterproductive family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. In some cases, asylum seekers are being detained and their young children are being torn away from their arms and shipped to detention facilities on the other side of the country. Facing questions about …

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Moral Failure On Our Southern Border: Trump Administration Separating Families

Recently, disturbing reports have come out regarding Trump Administration’s treatment of migrants who are attempting to obtain asylum in the United States. According to the New York Times, hundreds of young children, many of whom are infants, have been separated from their families at the southern border. Reporters at the New York Times reviewed data …

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Report: Huge Differences in How Immigration Judges Handle Asylum Cases

There is a good reason that Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold. As an allegorical representation of a fair, moral justice system, her blindfold serves to show us that justice must be objective. The blindfold represents the ideal of impartial justice. Our judges are tasked with applying the law in a fair manner, leaving …

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