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NYC Might Stop Honoring Immigrant Detainment Orders

If a City Council proposal passes this week, New York City might be able to start ignoring detention requests issued by immigration authorities without a warrant from a federal judge. Police may honor a "hold" or "detainer" of an immigrant only if the subject has been convicted of a “violent or [...]

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Amelia Todd – Battling Trafficking in the Philippines

Amelia Todd, GAIN’s social media intern and a second-year law student at Emory Law, spent the summer in the Philippines working to stop child sex trafficking. Read about her experience here. I spent my first summer in law school working in the Philippines with the global anti-trafficking nonprofit International Justice [...]

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China CrackDown on Trafficking in Foreign Brides

Chinese police plan to more strictly enforce anti-trafficking efforts through the shutting down of websites that promote group tours for foreign men to meet Southeast Asian women and take them back to their countries as "foreign brides." Most of these websites start with kidnappings and end with the women being sold to [...]

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Q & A About Asylum

The Portland Press Herald just released some frequently asked questions [and their corresponding answers] about asylum and addresses topics such as who is eligible for asylum, the difference between asylum seekers and refugees, and what the asylum process looks like. Click here to see the Q&A.

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Syrian Women and Children Need More Protection

Syria - a country at the center of the international community's focus right now. Are the millions of women and children displaced within Syria and refugees without being considered, though? IRC's new report tells the stories of many of the women and children left behind, or even with their families, who feel [...]

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New Anti-Trafficking Law in Kenya

The Kenyan Parliament passed a new anti-trafficking law that more fully supports and protects victims of human trafficking, strengthening the prosecution of accused traffickers and paving the way for more convictions. This law promises improvements to the way trafficking is prosecuted in Kenya, which could have broad effects on trafficking [...]

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Backlog in Immigration Courts Nationwide

To speed up the process of immigration proceedings, specifically for minors, the Justice Department has passed a new policy assigning more of the current 243 immigration judges to juvenile cases and appointing new judges to help accommodate the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have made their way across the border in [...]

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