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Current State of Asylum in US

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 [...]

Current State of Asylum in US2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

Atlanta Airport Trafficking Signs

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 [...]

Atlanta Airport Trafficking Signs2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

60% of Georgia Law Enforcement Believes Child Prostitutes Should be Prosecuted

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 [...]

60% of Georgia Law Enforcement Believes Child Prostitutes Should be Prosecuted2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

#BringBackOurGirls

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

#BringBackOurGirls2016-05-27T13:59:52+00:00

Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide

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 [...]

Good News for U.S. Immigration Courts: Deportations Drop Nationwide2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

Immigrant Children Need Representation

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 [...]

Immigrant Children Need Representation2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

New Urban Institute Study on Trafficking in U.S. Released

The Urban Institute just published an extensive study on the human trafficking industry in the U.S., covering multiple years and 8 cities who are known to have the most prevalent trafficked populations. Atlanta was one of the cities studied, and the findings are very telling of the strong connections between [...]

New Urban Institute Study on Trafficking in U.S. Released2018-09-17T01:16:23+00:00

Public Defenders for Immigrants

Public Defenders for Immigrants - LA Times original article A new year-long New York pilot program is providing free legal counsel to low income people facing deportation. Right now, the New York City Council has given the program a $500,000 budget to provide these services to 20% of the immigrants [...]

Public Defenders for Immigrants2018-09-17T01:16:24+00:00

GAIN Fellow Maura Finn Discusses Human Trafficking on Human Views Live Chat

GAIN fellow Maura Finn was a guest on the Human Views live chat on twitter last week, where she discussed human trafficking and her experience working with trafficking survivors at GAIN. Human Views is a weekly web-chat dedicated to global humanitarian issue. The conversation is reproduced below. Because of the [...]

GAIN Fellow Maura Finn Discusses Human Trafficking on Human Views Live Chat2018-09-17T01:16:24+00:00

Changes to the I-601A Provisional Waiver

Changes to the I-601A Provisional Waiver Written by Erin Cawthorn, Emory Law School, 2016 The National Benefits Center (“NBC”) is predicting I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence to be approved more often and more rapidly as the agency expands and reconsiders the adjudication standards for approval. Individuals who [...]

Changes to the I-601A Provisional Waiver2013-12-10T19:18:02+00:00
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