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Archive for March 2018

Mother from Mexico Wins Asylum Case with Support from Erie House

A new dawn has come for Victoria (name changed to protect identity), a Mexican-American immigrant who arrived at the US border to ask for protection in 2015. More than two years later, her case was finally presented before an immigration judge during a merits hearing. With Erie Neighborhood House attorney Megan Davis by her side,…

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Statement on the would-be DACA Deadline and the Future of the Dream Act

Today marks the would-be deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an arbitrary date established by the Trump administration last fall in its effort to dismantle the Obama-era program. Established in 2012 by executive order, DACA has provided work authorization and protection from deportation for more than 700,000 immigrants—including numerous youth and…

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