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June 2018 Archives

An asylum case could easily hinge on the immigration law judge

Many people attempt to enter the country seeking asylum through ports of entry such as New Orleans. They count on the country's immigration law to drive their cases, but that may be a mistake. Instead, it appears that the beliefs of individual judges may be driving whether frightened and vulnerable refugees receive asylum.

Immigration law news: States sue the administration over DACA

The controversy over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program begun by the Obama administration continues to deepen. Last year, the Trump administration attempted to end the program, but when Congress failed to institute a suitable replacement for the immigration law by March 6, the program was allowed to remain in effect, which saved numerous people, including some here in New Orleans, from having to leave the country or find another legal option to remain. Now, seven states filed a lawsuit in federal court to get the program rescinded.