NY has created yet another public defender program helping immigrant families facing deportation. Civil proceedings like immigration do not guarantee representation like criminal proceedings. For low-income immigrant families who cannot afford an attorney, it is almost impossible for them to fairly represent themselves against trained government lawyers in the more [...]
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Did you know that the shrimp you eat may be linked to forced labor? Immigrants from Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as local Thai are made to work on Thai fishing boats 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, under the threat of jail or deportation. Read the New [...]
As news of the reach sex trafficking has in the United States becomes a reality to local law enforcement and courts across this country, states have taken it into their own hands to pass anti-trafficking laws. The following states have most recently passed these laws protecting trafficking victims in their [...]
San Diego has pinpointed a reason for the recent growth of sex trafficking: gangs. Not only is it a more profitable business than arms dealing, but it is also safer than drug trafficking, as seen in the Urban Institute's latest study. Traveling to different jurisdictions is more difficult for law [...]
This article effectively lays out the problems and stages of asylum in the U.S. today: Asylum seekers entering the country increased by almost 6-fold in 4 years. There is a fear that many claims are fraudulent. During the legal process, many unauthorized immigrants are allowed to work legally on de [...]
Atlanta Airport Trafficking Signs Since Atlanta is one of the top cities for human trafficking in the U.S., Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, is a big part of the problem. Airport officials have begun to take measures to prevent people being trafficked through Atlanta from [...]
A new survey by the GBI has found shocking attitudes among Georgia law enforcement. Over 60% of the law enforcement heads who responded to a statewide survey on sex trafficking believe that child prostitutes should be prosecuted, even if they are held against their will and in forced servitude. They [...]
We at GAIN want to remind you that "there has never been a period of time where child slavery didn't take place." #bringbackourgirls Read this New York Times article for more details on the global issue of human trafficking: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/world/africa/real-threat-in-a-known-market-for-children.html?hp&_r=0
Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide Good news in grand scheme of U.S. immigration courts: (1) the number of cases immigration courts have taken has dropped, down to 26% fewer in 2013 than 2009 and (2) of those cases heard by the courts, the rulings against deportations [...]
Children are becoming an increasingly large percentage of the cases seen in immigration courts, and most do not have a lawyer to represent them. Right now, juvenile cases take up about 12% of the New York Immigration Court's docket, and most all do not have a court appointed attorney. This [...]