Tag Archives: Asylum

A well-founded fear of death alone is not a basis for asylum.

Over and over, the media reports of aliens fleeing violence in Latin America, predominantly Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States. Over and over the pretense is that a well-founded fear of persecution allows one … Continue reading

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Asylum Trends in 2018: The Importance of Seeking an Experienced Asylum Attorney

By: Nadia Khalid, Attorney at Powers Law Group In the ever-changing world of U.S. Immigration Policy, the Powers Law Group has seen a dramatic change in the approach and enforcement of asylum law and asylum interviews.  Asylum offices across the … Continue reading

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Poon on How a Body Becomes a Boat: The Asylum Seeker in Law and Images @juselk

ICYMI:Justine Poon, Australian National University College of Law, has published How a Body Becomes a Boat: The Asylum Seeker in Law and Images, at 30 Law & Literature 105 (2018).  Here is the abstract.Asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat … Continue reading

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Immigration Judge Earle Wilson Repeatedly Finds that Victims of Rape Do Not Qualify for Asylum

Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson obtained the FY 2017 BIA remands and underlying decisions for Immigration Judge Earle Wilson. Judge Wilson sits on the immigration court in Atlanta Georgia, which have been infamously called the "lawless court" as a result of … Continue reading

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Eliminates Requirement on Full Hearings for Asylum Seekers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans this week to do away with a requirement from a 2014 ruling by the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals that demands that all asylum seekers be given a full hearing in front of … Continue reading

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