Recent Asylum Policy Changes Explained
201910.01
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Recent Asylum Policy Changes Explained

by on October 1, 2019 in Blog, english

This article attempts to demystify all the recent asylum changes succinctly. It is hard to keep up right now, and I say that as a person who spends all day every day keeping up with Trump policy changes. I regularly have friends message and email me with questions about what is actually happening so they…

The EOIR System Is Broken
201909.06
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The EOIR System Is Broken

by on September 6, 2019 in Blog, english

Imagine a criminal court system where defendants have no right to counsel and just one-third of defendants are represented. In this imaginary court system, both the judges and the prosecutors are employees who report to the Attorney General and the President. The judges lack judicial independence and have no authority to grant continuances, place cases…

201907.22
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Una Manera Facil

by on July 22, 2019 in Blog, espanol

Queridos amigos y colegas, Estos días es difícil mantenerse al día con todos los cambios en póliza que están afectando a los inmigrantes. Es probable que cada cambio se pone confuso entonces cada anuncio parece menos significante. Por esta razón, no he mandado noticiero para cada cambio y he preferido compartirlos en nuestra pagina de…

201907.22
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One Easy Way

by on July 22, 2019 in Blog, english

Dear friends and colleagues, It’s difficult to keep up these days with all the changes in policies affecting immigrants. At some point, it probably gets overwhelming and confusing so that each announcement feels less significant. For this reason, I have not issued a newsletter at each policy changed, preferring to share them on our firm…

How You Can Help
201906.21
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How You Can Help

by on June 21, 2019 in Blog, english

This is intended for my colleagues who have requested pro bono opportunities related to immigration law in Texas. For folks in Austin, please join me on one of my ongoing monthly trips to the Karnes Detention Center. I still need four volunteers for June. I have also included a list of other nonprofits in Texas…

Consejos de Kate Para Inmigrantes Viajando!
201906.04
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Consejos de Kate Para Inmigrantes Viajando!

by on June 4, 2019 in Blog, espanol

Es verano en Texas! Eso significa piscinas, grillos, sandia y duraznos, y viajes! Aqui hay algunas cosas de tomar en cuenta cuando organizes tus viajes: Si esta planeando a visitar los Estados Unidos como tourista, acuerdense que los funcionarios de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en el aeropuerto o fronteras terrestres tienen la ultima palabra sobre…

Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children
201905.16
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Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children

The 21st Annual Austin Under 40 Awards ceremony will take place downtown on Saturday, May 18.Nominees (including the four of us) will gather with other community leaders at a black-tie dinner hosted by Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League to celebrate Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors. We are deeply honored by…

My Meeting With President Bush
201904.04
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My Meeting With President Bush

Two weeks ago, I was honored to be invited to a roundtable immigration policy discussion at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. The discussion centered around immigrant contributions to the United States and the need for common sense immigration reform that responds to the needs of the American economy and industry. My role was…