I RAN AND HID IN THE AIRPORT

What do you do if you’ve endured persecution and torture so horrible you can’t talk about it, but the law requires you to talk about it? Now let’s say you have a lawyer willing to talk for you. That would be a good thing, right? Our government doesn’t think so. In fact, the government’s top […]

ASYLUM STATS: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

We think it is important to understand the big picture before we make strategy about individual cases. Thanks to the statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security, we can get an idea of who are entering the United States as Asylees in recent years. Then, with the data from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, we […]

ASYLUM AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Kamila Rivas is one of our outgoing Spring 2018 Interns and researched this piece on a very important topic. Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the government’s request to vacate an injunction permitting Jane Doe, a noncitizen minor, to obtain an abortion. (See Azar v. Garza, 584 U. S. ____ (2018)) While litigation will continue, […]

WINNING A SECOND CHANCE AFTER ASYLUM DENIED

You’ve told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You hired a lawyer. You spent countless hours working with your lawyer on collecting evidence, rehearsing your story, making sure everything was correct, and that there were no gaps. You tell yourself that going through this is still better than what you would […]