Holocaust Remembrance Day and Why it Must Serve as a Lesson for our Immigration Policies

Since becoming an UN recognized memorial day in 2005, January 27th has marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to commemorate the genocide of 6 million European Jews by the Nazis during World War II. The date of January 27th was chosen because it was the day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps,…
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Rules Change for Vulnerable Asylum Seekers who Remain in Mexico

On May 10, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a joint DHS/EOIR statement on the rescheduling of MPP hearings. This statement changed prior DHS procedures without adequate notice to affected migrants or their attorneys, adding confusion to the already opaque and unconstitutional Migrant…
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Reform, Not Fingerprinting Parents, Would Ensure the Safety of Child Refugees

A traveler arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday uses the new US-VISIT mechanism that records all 10 fingerprint images. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection. In response to a February Senate hearing on immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) submitted a policy proposal that would require every person claiming…
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Immigration Reform in Detroit & Our Clients

Michigan United, a prominent immigrant advocacy group, held a rally and press conference yesterday calling on Detroit City Council to approve of a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), to urge the federal courts to allow it to move forward , and other immigration reform policies. The rally took…
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