On September 22, 2020, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) presented our Fall 2020 Asylum Seminar providing an in-depth, online training in asylum law and procedure, best practices by seasoned immigration attorneys, and a discussion of hot topics relevant to recent developments in this rapidly changing area of law.
Call to Action The right to seek asylum from persecution and harm is enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the U.S. promoted and signed in 1948. Since Day One, the Trump Administration has launched xenophobic and un-American attacks against the U.S. asylum system. From separating families at the border, to attempting to ban asylum seekers who did not enter through an official … Continue reading Take Action Now to Protect Asylum Seekers
On June 10, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed sweeping regulations that, if implemented, would substantially dismantle our nation’s asylum system. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area condemns these proposed changes, which represent a blatant rejection of our commitments under U.S. law and international treaty obligations to provide safe harbor to those in need of humanitarian protection. Under the proposed regulations, an individual who is seeking protection from gender-based persecution would be ineligible for asylum, one … Continue reading LCCRSF’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum system
By Bree Bernwanger With new horror stories arriving daily from the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s easy to lose sight of the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities closer to home. It’s also easy to miss the victories being won at the state level to protect them. But the federal government has just agreed to settle a … Continue reading Victory for Immigrant Youth Sets National Precedent
“This came for you in the mail from Immigration,” said Sann Chey’s* 13-year-old son as he plopped a large envelope down on the table next to where Sann Chey sat, helping his youngest son, age 11, struggle through his math homework. Sann Chey opened the package, expecting to find the green card that he had … Continue reading Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813