Efficient Review of Immigration Cases needed
Sarah N. Lynch and Yeganeh Torbati
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on the
nation’s immigration courts to decide cases more
efficiently, amid a burgeoning backlog that is hampering
the Trump Administration’s efforts to deport more
Do you Qualify to stay in the U.S.?
Find out if you do at Immi, a website created by
Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net to help
immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options.
Immi’s website offers an online “interview” to help
individuals find a path for remaining legally in the
USCIS-issued information on temporary protected status
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
You can find out more about the ever-changing Temporary
Protected Status (TPS) at U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services’ website. On the site you will find
the latest alerts, countries currently designated for
TPS, information on the application process, and more.
states, cities resisting immigration policies
As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) starts
planning the extra detention space called for by Trump’s
executive orders, the agency is facing more resistance
from states and cities that have also pushed back
against other deportation tools such as federal requests
to detain inmates scheduled for release, new waves of
ICE arrests, and the disclosure of inmates’ release
dates. States and cities that want to protect immigrants
face some hard choices.
Denver’s “Street Fraternity”
Bruce Finley reports on a unique safe space in Denver
for young refugees—a basement Street Fraternity on East
Colfax Avenue. Up to 50 refugees a day, aged 14 to 25,
flock to this space. They box and work out in a gym.
They reflect in a meditation room on brotherhood
principles of self-respect, respect for others and
treating their place right. They study in a library.
They horse around and play ping-pong. They prepare their
own food and eat together five nights a week, carrying
leftovers home to their families.
lives of anxiety
Seek Sanctuary in U.S. Churches
Guatemalan immigrant Amanda Morales recounts her current
life as a sanctuary-seeker within Holyrood Episcopal
Church in Manhattan to Claudia Torrens for The
Associated Press. While sanctuary in a church would seem
“safe and somewhat secure,” Morales spends all her time
indoors raising three children and worrying when/if
immigration authorities will disregard her sanctuary
status and send her back to Guatemala.
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