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Immigrants warned about scam artists promising legal status for cash

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Immigrants who are in America illegally rarely report consumer crimes, especially if they’re worried that it could expose their immigration status, according to attorneys and advocates. That makes them particularly vulnerable to scammers who claim they can help keep undocumented … Continue reading

Human Rights advocates ask Congress to reject Trump’s budget

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The human rights organization Human Rights First is calling upon members of Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying that it unfairly targets refugees and asylum seekers. “President Trump’s budget proposals send a dangerous message that refugees are … Continue reading

ICE arrests up 40% under Trump

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In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division has arrested more than 41,000 individuals either known or suspected of being in the US illegally. That’s up nearly 40% over the Obama administration. Details … Continue reading

How beauty pageants reflect the same changes as Trump’s immigration orders

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What do beauty pageants and President Trump’s immigration orders have in common? Perhaps more than you might think. Yale Law School Associate Dean Asha Rangappa draws parallels between the two seemingly dissimilar subjects

Immigrants being held in detention center are often far away from legal help

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Only a small percentage of immigrants being detained by the government have lawyers representing them, according to a report from ProPublica. Only six percent of the detainees at the Lumpkin complex in Georgia have legal representation, according to a 2015 study … Continue reading

Critics say GOP immigration bill isn’t tough enough

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While two Republican lawmakers work on a bill to strengthen immigration laws, including measures to punish sanctuary cities, critics of the bill say it isn’t tough enough. Hard-line anti-immigration groups who have seen drafts of the legislation say it falls … Continue reading

Who are the lawyers and judges debating Trump’s travel ban?


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments for and against President Trump’s travel ban. Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton are hearing the case. Who are the judges and lawyers involved? The Associated Press has a breakdown … Continue reading

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Do you know a peer or colleague who you believe would be a valuable addition to The National Advocates? If so, we want to hear from you! National Advocates members are encouraged to nominate fellow attorneys for membership in either … 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 social media. It’s the best (and perhaps the … Continue reading