border wall

Read in Spanish September 26, 2019  Sweeping asylum ban goes into effect On Sept. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a new policy to go into effect that essentially blocks all asylum seekers except those from Mexico. The decision has tragic implications for asylum seekers from Central America and beyond. Asylum seekers arriving after July 15 must have requested…

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Humanity’s fixation with walls can be traced back to the world’s first recorded civilization – the Sumerians, who built a border wall circa 2100 B.C. – and is seen repeatedly throughout history in examples such as the Great Wall of China, the Long Walls of Athens and the Berlin Wall. Walls typically symbolize a power…

Read more Tear down these walls

This excellent article yesterday’s Washington Post describes how increased border enforcement activities have led to increased numbers of migrants staying in the U.S. without documentation: More than 670 miles of border fences, walls, bollards and spikes that Congress decreed in 2006 at an estimated cost of $4 billion (plus future maintenance) are almost completed. Throw…

Read more Tougher border enforcement leads to more undocumented immigration

Last week, Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Leahy, Feinstein, and Menendez introduced the Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform (REPAIR) proposal.  While the framework definitely has enforcement overtones and is vague about just what “securing the border” means, there are also good provisions to help families stay together and reunite.  The American Immigration Lawyers…

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