Immigrant Rights to Asylum

Earlier this week, Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California blocked the Trump-administration interim final rule that would, “categorically deny asylum to almost anyone entering the United States at the southern border if he or she did not first apply for asylum in Mexico or another third country.” The asylum system that is […]

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Family Separation Under Zero Tolerance

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 20 to stop the separations. The result has been nationwide confusion as lawyers and law enforcement officials struggle to comply with the zero tolerance policy that calls for arrests while courts have ruled that the children cannot be jailed for extended periods. Immigration matters can impact your […]

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Seeking Asylum in the US

Recently, the Trump administration began stepping up criminal prosecutions of people crossing the border without authorization, charging nearly everyone entering without papers with a federal misdemeanor. By doing so, under law, children entering the USA alongside adults fall under the care of the Office of Refugee Settlement, or ORR. Homeland Security took 51,912 immigrants into […]

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Kate’s Law & You

In 2015 Kathryn Steinle was killed by an illegal immigrant named Lopez-Sanchez. He was a Mexican national that was later arrested and charged with murder. Although he said that it was not his gun and that the shooting was totally accidental, he could be facing life in prison or manslaughter charges. The death of Steinle […]

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Have a family plan Click this link to download the guide to protecting yourself and your family during immigration raids (PDF, CASA of Maryland and other organizations) Provided below are the existing Arkansas legislation and rules related to individuals’ immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Arkansas has regarding immigration […]

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Refugees in Arkansas

According to the Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office of Admissions, No Syrian refugees have been approved for relocation in Arkansas. Frank Head Jr. is the director of the only refugee processing center located in Springdale, Arkansas. He believes that it will be a long time before any resettlement begins, however […]

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Asylum in the United States

Filing for asylum in the United States can seem to be a daunting task filled with several copies of paper work. In order to qualify for asylum, you must establish that you are a refugee who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality, or last habitual residence in the […]

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Immigration in 2017

As of 2017, The United States of America’s immigration policy going through a major transition. Having a clear understanding of the policies and laws is paramount for all parties. The Federation For American Immigration Reform has produced a special report. To read the Immigration Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition document, Click Here.

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