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Big firm lawyers are helping asylum seekers at the border

Legal documents spilled from the arms of attorney Charlene D'Cruz as she led a Honduran mother cradling a limp toddler across the Rio Grande bridge. The asylum-seeking mother needed to get her child, who had life-threatening sepsis, to a Brownsville ...

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‘We are all immigrants here’: Attorney knows clients’ experience firsthand

Evita Tolu knows what her clients are going through when they ask for her help. That’s because she experienced many of the same processes 26 years ago that they’re working through now. Tolu came to the United States from her ...

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Immigration Law: Withholding of Removal-Extreme Hardship for Family-Denial of Reconsideration

Petitioner, a Mexican national, applied for withholding of removal proceedings, arguing that his deportation would cause “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” for his children, some of whom were U.S. citizens. The BIA disagreed; petitioner then filed his motion for reconsideration ...

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Immigration Law: Cancellation of Removal-Family Hardship-U Visa

Petitioner requested cancellation of removal, alleging his children would suffer extreme hardship from his removal. An immigration judge concluded petitioner’s family would not suffer hardship greater than other families with a close family member deported. During the pendency of his ...

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Immigration Law: Asylum-Removal

  Where a petitioner from Guatemala sought review of the denial of her applications for asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture, the petitioner could not establish eligibility for asylum, and the petition is denied because ...

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Immigration: Asylum-Particular Social Group-Well-Founded Fear of Future Persecution

  Plaintiff and her two minor children, citizens of El Salvador, entered the United States of America without inspection. DHS initiated removal proceedings. Plaintiff conceded removability and applied for asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. ...

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Immigration Law: Denial of Withholding of Removal-Clear Probability of Threat to Life or Freedom-Proposed Protected Group

Petitioner petitioned for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing petitioner’s appeal of a decision of an immigration judge, which denied petitioner withholding of removal. Where petitioner failed to show a clear probability that his life ...

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Immigration Law: Removal Order-Controlled Substance Offense-Due Process

  Where petitioner sought review of the denial of his motion to reconsider or remand a final order of removal, the petitioner was found to be removable based on his conviction for a controlled-substance offense, so review was precluded by ...

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