Thursday, April 27, 2006
Organized Labor Announces Support for May Day Immigrant Rights March
On April 24, Chicago labor leaders and union members held a press conference to declare their wholehearted support for what is expected to be a massive rally/march on May 1 calling for immigrant workers' rights.
New Immigration Article
SSRN has posted the near final draft of an article by Virgil Weibe on "Corroboration and Authentication" issues in asylum cases that will be in this year's Immigration & NationalityHandbook. The title is "Maybe You Should, Yes You Must, No You Can't: Shifting Standards and Practices for Assuring Document Reliability in Asylum Cases." Click here to see the article.
Immigration Raid in Central Texas
For a story on an immigration raid at a construction site in Central Texas, which included questioning of U.S. citizen Latina/os, click here.
RICO Immigration Case before High Court, or Supremes Wrestle RICO
The Supreme Court recently heard argument in Mohawk v. Industries v. Williams which concerns claims' made in an immigration matter. For an account of the argument from Legal Times, click here.
EOIR Announces Planned Expansion For Legal Orientation Programs
The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that planning is underway to double the number of locations providing legal orientation programs to individuals in immigration court proceedings. Click here for the announcement.
EOIR Legal Access Program Fact Sheet
The Executive Office for Immigration Review provides a fact sheet on the Legal Access Program which focuses principally on four areas - the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project, the Unaccompanied Alien Children Initiative, and the Model Hearing Program. To see the fact sheet, click here.
DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: November 2005
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the November issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin. Click here to see the report.
UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
For a nice summary of the great work of this center, click here.