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Estate dilemma: Giving up inheritance for spite

Dividing up estates after a loved one’s death can sometimes bring out the worst in family members. A woman whose brother and sister aren’t speaking to her any more and won’t let her in her mother’s house wrote to The … Continue reading

New ABA president goes to South Texas to help reunite families

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After traveling to South Texas to see firsthand how the Trump administration’s family separation policy was affecting migrants seeking to enter the US, American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass promised to help reunite families and make sure they received due … Continue reading

Podcast: Holding migrants in federal prisons without charges

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As part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, some migrants seeking asylum in America are ending up in a federal prison in Oregon. That has resulted in lawsuits being brought on behalf of these asylum-seekers. Attorneys say the … Continue reading

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Are you following The National Advocates on social media? If not, you’re not getting the most out of your membership experience. We regularly post news stories that affect National Advocates members on the most popular social media sites. It’s the … Continue reading

Questions about seeking asylum

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Many of the migrants trying to enter the United States at the Mexico border are seeking asylum, or protection from persecution. These asylum seekers may not know much about how the process works or what kinds of protection it offers. … Continue reading

Federal hearing on DACA in Texas

Court battles over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have left the program in limbo. On Friday, a federal judge in DC ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to end the immigration program. Now, a federal judge in Texas … Continue reading

Disinherit the Wind

Whenever a party is disinherited in a will, family drama is sure to follow. Because it’s the deceased’s last message, it doesn’t leave the person who was disinherited a chance to address the reason why. The disinherited person may not … Continue reading

Judge Rules USCIS Must Adjudicate Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers Within 30 Days

A judge has ordered that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must adjudicate work authorization applications for asylum seekers within the prescribed 30-day deadline. In Rosario v. USCIS, a federal district court judge in Seattle found USCIS’s delay unreasonable … Continue reading

Watch live: Senate Judiciary hearings on migrant family separations

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Trump administration officials testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration enforcement and the effort to reunify families separated at the border. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy

American Immigration Council’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Failure to Reunite Separated Families

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The Trump administration will miss the court deadline to reunite the nearly 3,000 children separated from their parents under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The government’s failure to meet the deadline leaves hundreds of children separated from their parents, including … Continue reading