Fleeing threats to her children, a Honduran woman now faces a tough fight for asylum
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Fleeing threats to her children, a Honduran woman now faces a tough fight for asylum

I met with G, an asylum seeker from Honduras, in a large open space at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, last month. As a volunteer attorney working with immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it was my job to help her prepare for her initial asylum interview. First, though, I needed to hear her story. Continue reading

Gay, transgender detainees allege abuse at ICE facility in New Mexico
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Gay, transgender detainees allege abuse at ICE facility in New Mexico

Originally published by The Washington Post  Gay and transgender people held at a large Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in New Mexico have faced physical and verbal abuse and were placed in solitary confinement after complaining about it, according to a complaint civil rights groups sent to the U.S. agency Monday. The letter from … Continue reading

Broken, chaotic immigration system hurts immigrants and U.S. businesses | Opinion
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Broken, chaotic immigration system hurts immigrants and U.S. businesses | Opinion

Each fiscal year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reserves 20,000 H-1B visas for applicants with a U.S. master’s degree or higher. Some 65,000 visas are available to those with a bachelor’s degree or higher. USCIS has received a surplus of applications for the past several years, resulting in a lottery type system. Continue reading