Asylum Seeker Encourages Pro Bono Attorneys, “We Can Do It.”

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Mrs. A and her husband with Professor Steve Meili and other members of the U of M legal team in November 2019 “We are not afraid anymore.” states Mrs. A, a client at The Advocates for Human Rights, who along with her husband and two children, recently received an asylum grant after four long years … Continue reading Asylum Seeker Encourages Pro Bono Attorneys, “We Can Do It.”

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Armed and Unaccountable, Federal Forces Use Tactics Honed at the Border against Protestors

The deployment of anonymous armed federal agents, now identified as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Portland has yielded shocking reports of arbitrary arrests, detention without charge, and short-term disappearances, in addition to injuries to protesters resulting from use of sub-lethal force and chemical agents. Garnering less attention, but no less troubling, … Continue reading Armed and Unaccountable, Federal Forces Use Tactics Honed at the Border against Protestors

This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

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Sarah Brenes with her mother, a nurse, on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" This is my first Mother’s Day without my mama. I am reminded of her every day, as I follow the news about healthcare professionals on the frontline of caring for the sick and neighbors making masks. My mom was a nurse and … Continue reading This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

Volunteers Fight The Fight; Families Reunite

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A client of The Advocates For Human Rights reunited with her children after 7 years. During this time of coronavirus, we are bombarded with news of things going wrong, with too many stories of loved ones passing away alone, retirement savings lost, and doctors feeling overwhelmed without the resources they need. As immigration lawyers, we … Continue reading Volunteers Fight The Fight; Families Reunite

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The Advocates Opposes Proposed Fee Increases by Immigration Court, Appeals Board

The Advocates for Human Rights submitted comments opposing proposed fee increases by the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The agency plans to increase fees across the board. The cost of an appeal would rise by a staggering 786%, making appeals of immigration court decisions the most expensive appeals in the federal system.  March 30, 2020 … Continue reading The Advocates Opposes Proposed Fee Increases by Immigration Court, Appeals Board

The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns U.S. Move to Block Asylum Seekers, Increase Detention Spending

The Advocates for Human Rights condemns plans by the administration to summarily return asylum seekers to Mexico without a hearing while simultaneously asking Congress for more than $800 million for federal immigration enforcement.   On Tuesday The New York Times reported the White House plans, stating that “[u]nder the policy, asylum seekers would not be held for any length of time in an American facility nor would they be given … Continue reading The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns U.S. Move to Block Asylum Seekers, Increase Detention Spending