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9th Circuit Provides Additional Protections For Asylum Seekers

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a precedential decision in Thuraissigiam v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security that paves the way for federal court review of negative credible fear decisions. Thanks to the decision, asylum seekers in the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction who have received a negative credible fear decision by the asylum officer and the immigration judge can now seek review of that expedited removal order in the federal district court via a habeas corpus petition.

CLINIC’s Response to Family Separation Makes a Difference

Apr 2, 2019
Adriana C. Zambrano

In the eyes of many, the zero tolerance policy and the family separation crisis came and went as one of the darkest times in U.S. policy toward families, children and asylum seekers. The latest news reviving the issue, particularly Judge Sabraw’s decision to expand the class in Ms. L v. ICE to include thousands beyond the 2,800 separations previously acknowledged, reminds us that our work to bring justice to these families is far from over. CLINIC, along with partners and affiliates, has built a multi-faceted response to the family separation crisis that supports hundreds of families and stands to help thousands.

DHS clarifies its guidance on Matter of A-B-

New memos from Department of Homeland Security agencies instruct government officers how to apply the attorney general’s decision in Matter of A-B-. USCIS officers received instructions on how to adjudicate various applications, and trial attorneys are told how to litigate domestic violence-based asylum cases before the immigration court. CLINIC offers tips on how to strengthen your case against in the wake of this new ruling.