201912.19
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Algo Peor Que Las Separaciones de Familias

by on December 19, 2019 in Blog, espanol

No pensé que alguna vez vería algo tan cruel como las separaciones familiares de 2018. Nuestra angustia y horror colectivos por los agentes de la patrulla fronteriza que arrancaban a los niños de los brazos de sus padres y los desvanecen en un sistema sin rastrear quién perteneció a quién eventualmente creó cambio. Donald Trump…

201912.18
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Something Worse Than Family Separations

by on December 18, 2019 in Blog, english

I didn’t think I’d ever see anything as cruel as the family separations of 2018.  Our collective anguish and horror over border patrol agents tearing children from their parents’ arms and vanishing them into a system without tracking who belonged to whom eventually created change.  Donald Trump reversed course after the public outcry last summer,…

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…