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Jeanne Atkinson

Our friends at the Center for Migration Studies posted this blog by CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson on problems with how the asylum system is working.

 

CLINIC Staff Attorney Michelle Mendez gives insight into the connection between Central American asylum seekers and gender violence. Read the Maryland Carey Law Magazine article here.   

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Abdulmajeed Alhogbani, with contributions by Barrett Bles, recent graduate of CUA Columbus School of Law

“Ok, I’d be willing to stipulate to humanitarian asylum.” We were approximately 30 minutes into the recess the Immigration Judge took, during which we were supposed to negotiate a favorable solution for our client, when DHS said the words we had been waiting to hear since we first met our client in October.

 
Sital Kalantry and Carolyn Wald

Although Matter of A-R-C-G, the landmark board of Immigration Appeals  decision, gave women fleeing domestic violence a pathway to asylum, survivors continue to be routinely denied asylum by immigration judges who interpret the decision narrowly.

 
Kaitlin Talley

“Welcome to the United States.” This is what refugees and asylum seekers should hear when they first arrive in the United States, but unfortunately it is a welcome that often comes excruciatingly late, if at all.