Manifest Injustice

New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
New Rule on Asylum at Southern Border Violates Letter and Spirit of Asylum Law
The law as passed by Congress is very clear as to who may seek asylum in the United States.  Immigration & Nationality Act Section 208 states: Any alien who is physically present in the United...
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The Multi-Front War on Immigration
The Multi-Front War on Immigration
Last month, after I posted about the Attorney General (AG)’s decision in Matter of A-B-, I went home, stood on the roof of my building, and just yelled for a while. It felt good to...
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Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
Sessions Guts Asylum Protections
It’s another rough day to be an immigration attorney in America. Yesterday, a decision was issued that seriously undermines the ability of immigrants to seek asylum in this country. The administration is continuing its war...
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Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez and Roxsana Hernandez were killed by U.S. immigration authorities last month
Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez and Roxsana Hernandez were killed by U.S. immigration authorities last month
On May 4, 1970, U.S. National Guardsmen shot and killed four people protesting the Vietnam War.  The massacre, known as the Kent State shootings, topped a tumultuous decade that spurred a lot of violence against...
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Moving Uptown
Moving Uptown
What a year! 2017 will go down as one of the weirdest years we can remember.  And for all the terrible news, we will remember this year as one of tremendous change and growth.  On...
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What is going on with DACA?
What is going on with DACA?
The future of President Obama's program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the subject of intense speculation and even more significant anxiety. Worry over the fate of the program increased significantly this week after...
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Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Walls, DACA and Raids: What has happened in immigration since Trump’s inauguration?
Back in November, we made some predictions about what might occur in a Trump presidency as it relates to immigration.  Generally, we were very pessimistic and presumed that almost all areas of immigration would become...
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Remember the St. Louis
Remember the St. Louis
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am thinking about the M.S. St. Louis.  In 1939, while war waged in Europe, the M.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic ship carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the Third Reich, reached...
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¿Cómo los inmigrantes pueden prepararse para la administración de Trump?
¿Cómo los inmigrantes pueden prepararse para la administración de Trump?
La semana pasada compartimos lo que puede pasar de primeras durante la presidencia de Trump. No era nuestra meta ser alarmistas, pero tenemos indicios que Trump no se está haciendo para atrás con sus horribles...
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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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ICE’s New Facility for Trans Detainees Promises More of the Same Abuse
ICE’s New Facility for Trans Detainees Promises More of the Same Abuse
Even as the Obama administration takes steps to protect transgender children in schools and provide access to health care for trans people, the President's illiberal approach to immigration continues to affect trans women in predictable...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Benach Collopy
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Benach Collopy
It was less than 100 years ago that "No Irish Need Apply" signs were in job windows.  Today, the Irish are thoroughly assimilated into the mainstream of American culture and St. Patrick's day is a...
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Clients of the Month March 2016- Mekonnen and Hanna Firew
Clients of the Month March 2016- Mekonnen and Hanna Firew
Our client of the month for March 2016 is Mekonnen Firew.  Mekonnen and his wife Hanna are two of the strongest, most resilient people we have ever worked with at Benach Collopy.  They fled Ethiopia...
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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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House Democrats (and Dree!) Call on Obama to End Family Detention
House Democrats (and Dree!) Call on Obama to End Family Detention
Yesterday, several prominent House Democrats called on the administration to end family detention.  Organized by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California, the Democrats decried the Obama administration's detention of women and children fleeing violence in Central...
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