U.S. Supreme Court Rules for DACA Program’s Dreamers

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, handing a major victory to nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Under the Obama-era program, qualified individuals, so-called “Dreamers,” were given temporary legal status, allowing them to…


Kidnapped by Militant Guerrillas and Forced to Cook, Clean, and Do Laundry: Is That ‘Material Support’ to Terrorists?

Should a woman who was kidnapped by Salvadoran guerrillas in 1990, who witnessed them kill her husband, and who was forced to cook, clean and wash their clothes under threat of death be denied asylum because her slave labor provided “material support” to a terrorist organization? According to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the answer…


Withholding of Removal and Terrorist Groups: Be Careful of the Company You Keep

Are you responsible for terrorist acts committed by members of your political party? The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently said “no” in a case where an immigrant from Bangladesh sought withholding of removal, provided the terrorist activities are uncoordinated activities by individual members, as opposed to being sanctioned by party leadership. Political Party…