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Obama announces new “Prosecutorial Discretion Policy”

Today President Obama announced that the government will begin implementing the prosecutorial discretion memo that was issued on June 17th by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, John Morton. You can read the memo in full here. A summary of the memo and its implications: Under this memo, a …

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Upcoming CLE trainings for Pro Bono Attorneys

HRI has scheduled several CLE trainings over the next year for any attorneys interested in taking a pro bono case with us. Our CLEs cover training in the types of cases we take, including Asylum, VAWA, U-visa, and SIJS, and are 1.5 credit hours with 0.25 ethics hours. For more …

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CRS releases report: Asylum and “Credible Fear” Issues

On June 29, 2011, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report that is prepared for members and committee members of Congress. The report addresses issues asylum seekers face in the United States, including HRI clients. A full copy of the report may be found at http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R41753_20110406.pdf. The following is …