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There is no fixed period of time that will trigger abandonment, but LPRs are treated as seeking re-admission if they have been absent from the United States for a continuous period of longer than 180 days.

CLINIC’s Michelle Mendez is among the sources quoted in this NBC News piece that looks at a wide range of possible effects of a reported plan for deportation enforcement push this spring.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/can-democrats-rally-latino-vote-amid-immigration-arrests-n573271

SAN ANTONIO, TX – CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project partners pointed to a growing collection of evidence that the federal government and private prison companies are failing to provide child care adequate to ensure access to counsel and meaningful representation in family detention. This situation substantially increases the risk that legitimate asylum claims will go unheard and that such children and their mothers will be wrongfully deported back to the very dangers they fled.

Join us for a brief webinar about updates to the Citizenship Navigator project and the newly available texting campaign.

 

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Weeks of planning went into our logistics to hear oral arguments in the biggest immigration case to come before the Supreme Court since I’d become an attorney. But when I finally approached the court grounds that Sunday afternoon before the April 18 argument, it was all a bit disorienting. After all I was preparing to camp out on the grounds of the august Supreme Court building.

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