4th Circuit Denies Asylum Claim On Family Relation

One of the most difficult areas of asylum law is to determine what social group you are in if you are claiming asylum, and if that is the reason that you are in danger of persecution. While membership in a family is now established as a possible social group, it is important to tie the danger of persecution to the …

US Supreme Court Preserves DACA

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday, June 18th, that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-trump-cannot-end-daca-big-win-dreamer-n1115116?fbclid=IwAR20dr4j1fgFCSuByRppJTDQF5TFFfrhNSVSbI7ArlarWXBbBjZwFW7EatI

7th Circuit Blocks Public Charge Burden

This decision releases the Supreme Court stay which permitted the Trump administration’s policy against immigrants to become effective. Not the end of the battle, but a victory. An excellent article discussing the merits of this issue was posted in the Washington Post on Friday: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-so-set-on-harassing-immigrants-that-his-immigration-agency-needs-a-bailout/2020/06/11/52c2ae06-ac1b-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html