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Trump Administration Plans to Detain Asylum Seekers Indefinitely

Trump Administration Plans to Detain Asylum Seekers Indefinitely For those facing unthinkable violence and threats of persecution, asylum provides an escape. It promises safety, peace, and prosperity away from the grasp of fear. Yet within the last year, the Trump administration has continually proven itself an enemy of asylum seekers. While potential asylees, including many…

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Nielsen

Kirstjen Nielsen Leaving Trump Administration

Kirstjen Nielsen Leaving Trump Administration Over the weekend, breaking news spread throughout the country: Kirstjen Nielsen, the current Secretary of Homeland Security, would immediately resign. Without a doubt, Nielsen has become infamous for her role in the implementation of Trump’s atrocious family separation policies. Even today, families are still torn apart, nearly a year after…

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H-1B Program Changes

Understand this Year’s H-1B Program Changes

Understand this Year’s H-1B Program Changes Each year, thousands of foreign professionals receive the opportunity to travel to America and work for U.S. companies. Likewise, U.S. companies can utilize the unique benefits of skillsets rarely found in the American workforce. The H-1B program allows for this symbiotic relationship to flourish, boosting the U.S. economy across…

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National Emergency

Trump Declared a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

Trump Declared a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall Recently, President Donald Trump’s border wall has made headlines repeatedly. First, it was due to the president’s demands for border wall funding and his threats to force a government shutdown. Next, it was because of the historic shutdown and its disastrous effects for the country, American…

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Census Citizenship

In the News: The U.S. Census and Citizenship

In the News: The U.S. Census and Citizenship The United States (U.S.) Census has existed for hundreds of years. Started in 1790, the census is a pillar of American government procedure. It allows both proper assessment of the U.S. population as well as educated estimation of population growth and transformation. It is an incredibly useful…

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Immigration Court

Immigration Court: Benefits of Legal Representation

Immigration Court: Benefits of Legal Representation The intricate nature of the United States (U.S.) immigration system can be deeply overwhelming. Despite this, hundreds of thousands must navigate such processes every year. To make matters worse, immigration courts face crushing case backlogs that can delay proceedings for months or even years. Currently, as a result of…

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Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays January 16, 2019   In the United States (U.S.), the nation is experiencing a historically-long partial government shutdown. The shutdown, forced by President Donald Trump, has stretched on into mid-January with no foreseeable end in sight. In December, the president threatened to shut down the government as he…

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Asylum Seekers Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico December 21, 2018 Recently, asylum law has been continuously present in the news. Throughout the fall, President Trump publicly reacted to a caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the U.S. southern border. Originating in Honduras, the caravan delivered safety in numbers as thousands of…

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Trump Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding December 13, 2018 During the final months of 2018, immigration has received constant news attention. The Trump administration controversially challenged rights of asylum seekers at the United States border. The administration has also worked to upend other aspects of immigration law and practice, including DACA,…

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Border Wall

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible?

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible? During the 2016 election, one of the major campaign promises of Donald Trump was the building of a border wall to separate the United States (US) from Mexico. “Build the wall!” became a resounding chant during the 2016 election season. In short, the intention of such a wall was…

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