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A First Look at the Biden/Harris Immigration Bill
Hours before he takes the oath of office, President-Elect Joe Biden released details of the immigration bill his administration will send to Congress.  The fact sheet distributed by his office reveals a bold bill that...
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An Open Letter to my Non-Black Latinx Community
An Open Letter to my Non-Black Latinx Community
This is a special blog post by our Paralegal Diana Mateo, who has been inspired to write by the Black Lives Matter movement  to speak out about anti-blackness in the Latino community.  A version in...
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Against “Illegal” Immigration But in Favor of “Legal” Immigration? We Knew You Were Lying All Along
Against “Illegal” Immigration But in Favor of “Legal” Immigration? We Knew You Were Lying All Along
Nearly every discussion I have with someone who is opposed to immigration eventually includes my opponent saying something like this: "I am not against immigration.  I am against illegal immigration.  I have no problem if...
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DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
DACA: Some Venting and Some Solutions
Of all the stupid, dirty, slimy, no-good, treasonous, villainous, putrid, double-crossing treachery, low life, vengeful, mean-spirited, spiteful, nasty, pin-headed, pathetic, weak, ugly, traitorous, short-sighted, weak-kneed, unbecoming, dumb, awful, smelly, vile, cruel, vicious, unjustifiable, illogical, unfriendly,...
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Intern Week! Lily Talks Iowa Politics
Intern Week! Lily Talks Iowa Politics
Immigration in Iowa: Countering Dominant Narratives by Lily Hamilton* *Lily Hamilton is an intern at Benach Collopy where she works on asylum issues, LGBT immigration issues, and the fine art of satisfying the Immigration Court...
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Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
Client of the Month: January 2017 Danieca Bugarin
[caption id="attachment_2843" align="aligncenter" width="444"] Danieca Bugarin[/caption] Our January 2017 Client of the Month is part of our ongoing series of: "Dreamers that Trump can't touch!"  Danieca Bugarin landed in San Francisco, CA on December 30, 2016,...
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What to Expect from Trump on Immigration on Day One
What to Expect from Trump on Immigration on Day One
The shock over the results of Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump has not yet worn off.  After two days of triage in hearing from scared clients and friends, we are now forced to confront what...
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About Adam Crapser and his Deportation
About Adam Crapser and his Deportation
[caption id="attachment_2814" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Korean adoptee Adam Crapser, left, poses with daughters, Christal, 1, Christina, 5, and his wife, Anh Nguyen, in the family's living room in Vancouver, Wash. on March 19, 2015. Crapser, whose...
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August 2016 Client of the Month- Maria Crespo
August 2016 Client of the Month- Maria Crespo
Maria Crespo is our Client of the Month for August 2016.  Like many of the bright and talented young people who are contributing to our country, Maria, a citizen and national of Peru, was brought...
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Why Should Congress Support the Refugee Protection Act of 2016?
Why Should Congress Support the Refugee Protection Act of 2016?
“We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.” Ariel Dorfman (Argentine-Chilean playwright, academic and human rights activist) By Satsita Muradova If someone asked me what was the most difficult decision...
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What now for deferred action?  After the Supreme Court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA in Texas v. US.
What now for deferred action? After the Supreme Court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA in Texas v. US.
"The judgement is affirmed by an equally divided court."  With one sentence, the Supreme Court refused to engage in the question of the President's authority to extend deferred action to the parents of U.S. citizens...
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Waiting for DAPA: Is Today the Day the Supreme Court Rules?
Waiting for DAPA: Is Today the Day the Supreme Court Rules?
[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="275"] The Supreme Court is ready to rule on DAPA and expanded DACA soon.[/caption] Our eyes will be on the Supreme Court today to see if the Supreme Court will issue its...
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Dree Collopy on Central American Refugees and Asylum Law
Dree Collopy on Central American Refugees and Asylum Law
Writing in today's Leadership Blog from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Dree Collopy explains the fundamentals of asylum law the critics, journalists, and politicians fail to understand: Any refusal to recognize gender-motivated violence such as...
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Muslim Immigrants to US Were Abused before Trump Started Name-Calling
Muslim Immigrants to US Were Abused before Trump Started Name-Calling
Let's start here: Donald Trump is an abomination.  From his slander of Mexicans as rapists to the violence he incites and tolerates at his rallies to his latest outrages of suggesting a database and a...
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On Being an Immigration Lawyer in Washington DC
On Being an Immigration Lawyer in Washington DC
We get a lot of questions about what it is like to be an immigration lawyer in Washington DC.  After all, immigration is a federal matter and Congress and the executive branch are just blocks...
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