14 June 2018

Regional Focus: United States

News & developments:

"The Massive Asylum Changes Jeff Sessions Tucked into the Footnotes," CNN, 13 June 2018 [text]

"On the Border, a Discouraging New Message for Asylum Seekers: Wait," New York Times, 12 June 2018 [text]

"The Trump Administration is Completely Unravelling the U.S. Asylum System," New Yorker, 11 June 2018 [text]

"Trump Administration Moves to Block Victims of Gang Violence, Domestic Abuse from Claiming Asylum," Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2018 [text]
- Note: More resources relating to the AG's recent decision limiting asylum for victims of domestic violence will be circulated in a separate post.

Blog posts & commentary:

Asylum Seekers Fleeing Domestic Violence and Gangs Now Face Even Higher Hurdles to Protection (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2018) [text]

*Crisis at the Border? Not by the Numbers (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

"Jeff Sessions is Hijacking Immigration Law," Slate, 13 June 2018 [text]

Punishing the Victims: Matter of A-C-M- (Jeffrey Chase Blog, June 2018) [text]

‘You Have to Follow the Law!’: Actors and Factors Shaping Compliance with 'Voluntary Departure' from the United States (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2018) [text]

Reports & law review articles:

Asylum in the Trump Era: The Quiet Dismantling of National and International Norms, Issue Brief (Center for American Progress, June 2018) [text]

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

"Detainers, Detention and Deportation: From Presence to Personhood," LLRX, 29 April 2018 [text]
- Provides a number of links to resources relating to U.S. immigration policy developments.

"Ganging Up on Immigration Law: Asylum Law and the Particular Social Group Standard - Former Gang Members and Their Need for Asylum Protections," University of Massachusetts Law Review, vol. 13, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

*House Bills Would Largely Dismantle Asylum System at U.S.-Mexico Border (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

"Immigration and Crime and the Criminalization of Immigration," Chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, 2nd ed. (Routledge, Forthcoming July 2018) [preprint]

Immigration Court Backlog Jumps While Case Processing Slows (TRAC, June 2018) [text]

Operation Streamline: No Evidence that Criminal Prosecution Deters Migration (Vera Institute of Justice, June 2018) [text]

"Particular Social Groups: Vague Definitions and an Indeterminate Future for Asylum Seekers," Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 83, no. 3 (2018) [full-text]

Practice Pointer: Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018) (CLINIC, June 2018) [text]


Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (6 June 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (6 June 2018)

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