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Venezuelan Asylum Applicants in the United States Double Amid Venezuela’s Political and Economic Chaos

Venezuela’s ongoing political turmoil and near economic collapse have caused thousands of Venezuelans to flee to the United States to seek asylum protection. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported...more

Firmwide response to travel bans

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Learn how Ropes & Gray mobilized resources in response to executive orders restricting travel....more

Fearing Rejection In U.S., Asylum Seekers Head To Canada

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Canada will see a great deal more asylum applications this year as the Trump Administration shows signs of tightening U.S. asylum procedures. Asylum seekers to the U.S. face about a 50-50 chance of rejection if they...more

Cuban Refugees Are Waiting at the Border

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Many Cubans who were making the long and dangerous trek through jungles and other countries to the United States before the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20 are waiting at the U.S. border for word from the...more

I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia - The Surprising Impact of Venue in Asylum Case Outcomes

by Gerald Nowotny on

I have the opportunity in recent months to speak to Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers who work along the border. No doubt there is a surge on the Border. Immigration Detention Centers are at full...more

Seventh Circuit Says No Asylum for Bisexual Man; Posner Dissents

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last week, the Seventh Circuit declined to review the asylum application of a bisexual individual who applied for fear of persecution. Ray Fuller, 51, told an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals that he...more

European Banking Authority Opinion on Customer Due Diligence for Asylum Seekers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the application of customer due diligence measures to customers who are asylum seekers from higher-risk third countries or territories. The Opinion, addressed to national...more

Africa Update - October 2015 #4

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Leading the News - Tanzania: On October 25th, voters in Tanzania went to the polls to vote for a candidate to replace outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete, who was unable to run for a third term under the country’s...more

Africa Update - September 2015 #3

Leading the News - Burkina Faso: On September 16th, elements of Burkina Faso’s military declared they were in control of the nation after presidential guards stormed a cabinet and seized President Michel Kafando,...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Adjourns “sine die” As the final gavels in the Maine House and Senate came down around...more

Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law

by Mimesis Law on

August 1, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- To date, up to 57,000 unaccompanied minors fleeing social unrest in Central America have tried to cross over from Mexico into the United States, flooding the immigration system and sparking a...more

Avenues to Asylum: Collaborations between Medical and Legal Professionals

On a personal basis, my experiences with attorneys have been confined to generally unpleasant but necessary conversations about money and real estate, all of which are memorialized in hourly fees. However, in my human rights...more

Form I-9 Guidance for Refugees and Asylees

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Special Counsel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint State Letter on employment eligibility requirements...more

INTERPOL's Need for Reform as Recommended by Fair Trials International

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

This is the second in a series of posts addressing the current call for INTERPOL's reform. Fair Trials International recently released a report containing its recommendations for change to INTERPOL's current system. ...more

Class Action Litigation Concerning USCIS Procedure for Issuing Work Permits to Asylum Applicants Brought to a Close

On November 4, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the revised ABT Settlement Agreement, bringing to a close class action litigation that began in December...more

Travel as a wanted person without INTERPOL's involvement- the Snowden dilemma

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

The case of Edward Snowden has not been discussed in this blog until now because INTERPOL is reportedly not involved in Mr. Snowden's case, and no Red Notice exists in his name. The case does, however, provide an interesting...more

“ABT Settlement Agreement” For Asylum Applicants

Under the Settlement Agreement in B.H., et al. v. USCIS, et al., No. CV11-2108-RAJ (W.D. Wash.) (also referred to as “ABT Settlement Agreement”), certain individuals who seek to file an asylum application or have already...more

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