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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…

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…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ninth Circuit Ruling that Stated Detained Immigrants are Entitled to Bond Hearings

On February 27th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a long-awaited opinion in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez. Sadly, the Supreme Court’s decision delivers a serious blow to immigrant rights. The nation’s highest court has overturned a Ninth Circuit decision that established an end to indefinite detention in immigration facilities. In…

Will the Diversity Visa Lottery Survive the Trump Administration?

Immigration is one of the most central issues in national politics today. In recent days, the lack of a deal to protect DACA recipients led to a 69-hour government shutdown. Now there is another budget deadline looming, and the Trump Administration has recently offered its immigration reform proposal. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the…

Police and Immigrants: What You Should Know

Being stopped or questioned by a law enforcement officer can be confusing and stressful for any person. Though, it is especially so for immigrants and their family members. As such, it is critically important that all immigrants know their legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to dealing with state and local police officers as…