The current administration in Washington is waging an all-out war on asylum, which it falsely characterizes as a charade or loophole rather than an essential human right. While the war is focused on the influx of refugees at the southern border who flee violence and chaos in Central America, it threatens to demolish protections for … Continue reading Asylum Under Attack
The long-expected announcement of the expansion of expedited removal authority throughout the United States, just a week after the administration rewrote the rules on establishing a credible fear of persecution or torture, is like a 1-2 punch for due process and the right to seek asylum. Expedited removal, a product of the 1996 Illegal Immigration … Continue reading Understanding the Expansion of Expedited Removal
A new regulation by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice seeks to bar asylum to people who enter or attempt to enter the United States at the southern border if they do not first apply for asylum in at least one other country through which they traveled. The Interim Final Rule … Continue reading New Asylum Bar Takes Effect
...it seems that the concept of freedom no longer has a consensus understanding among the American people. What’s more, we have lost our ability to engage in debate, a cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Until recently, I had not visited Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty. Working with immigrants and asylum seekers has thus … Continue reading Freedom
What you need to know and do about the separation of families at the border.
Courtnie Gore is an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with The Advocates' Refugee and Immigrant Program. Equal Justice Works is an organization that funds internships and programs for lots of different causes. The focus of Courtnie's fellowship is immigration. What are some of the benefits of working as a legal fellow? The guidance - … Continue reading What’s it like to be an Advocate for Human Rights? An interview with Courtnie Gore