12 Nov

Exodus of Undocumented (illegal) immigrants and Muslims

In anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump taking office on January 20 2017, fear and despair have taken over. With Trump’s promise to deport many of those are actually “illegal” and banning Muslims from the United States, many are finding themselves in an uneasy position and are planning to leave. In fact, many have already started…


26 Oct

Fear of US Election Outcomes increasing flow of undocumented immigration

According to CBS News CBS News reports dozens of immigrants have been streaming through the streets of McAllen, Texas, on a daily basis. They have been taken to a migrant center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they were released by Border Patrol, with ankle monitors, while they file for asylum.


06 Sep

Asylum based on the issues in the Philippines.

Both President Obama and the President of the United Nations are now openly claiming that the Philippines is violating human rights on extra judicial killings.  The president of the Philippines, Duterte, is unequivocally stating that he will continue on this path.  He even went at odds with both the US, and the United Nations including…


13 Jun

Orlando Events and Impact on Immigration

What happened in Orlando is not really something that any reasonable person can explain. It is the work of someone full of hate. The LGBT community has always been the target of massive discrimination and now with the massacre, it seems that it is never ending for them. While most people in the LGBT community…


06 Jun

American Immigration Council Lawsuit Seeks to Shed Light on Customs and Border Protection’s Complaint Process

For Immediate Release June 6, 2016 Washington D.C. – The American Immigration Council (Immigration Council), represented by Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, today filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the release of additional documents related to the complaints process at United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Through this suit,…


27 Mar

USCIS Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin

The USCIS has released an affirmative asylum Scheduling on March 11, 2014. The Bulletin states that since December 2014 USCIS started prioritizing cases and did give a chart on processing times on affirmative asylum. Their priority are as follows: 1.) Applications that were scheduled for an interview, but the interview had to be rescheduled at…