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Number of migrant children held by government reaches new high

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Despite a court order instructing the Trump administration to reunite migrant families who were forcibly separated at the US-Mexico border, The New York Times reports that the number of children still in custody has reached a record high level. The … Continue reading

Video: Traumatized children at the border

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In June, a Honduran woman seeking asylum in the US and her five-year-old son were forcibly separated at the Mexican border. A pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, helped reunite them after they spent a month apart. The Atlantic has produced … Continue reading

American Immigration Council Condemns Administration’s Proposal to Indefinitely Detain Children

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September 6, 2018 Washington, D.C.— Today, the Trump administration proposed new regulations that could lead to the indefinite detention—and needless suffering—of asylum-seeking children. The new guidelines are related to the 1997 Flores settlement agreement, which concerns the care and custody … Continue reading

Eligible DACA recipients urged to renew applications

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Following an August 31st ruling by a federal judge in Texas not to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrants who have qualified for DACA are being urged to renew their applications to stay in the country, … Continue reading

Podcast: The attorney’s role in workers’ comp

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Employees who file workers’ compensation claims for the first time are often bewildered by the process, the paperwork, and how to deal with it while recovering from an on-the-job accident. Fortunately, workers’ comp attorneys are there to help them navigate … Continue reading

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