Giving talk in Benicia on Immigration law

On November 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.,  I will be giving a talk on Immigration Law along with Brett Snider, attorney and director of legal services at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San Francisco.  The talk will take place at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 E. 2nd Street, in Benicia. We will be focusing […]

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When our own government tortures

More often that not, I feel like I live in a dystopian novel.  Unfortunately the events of today are real.  Over the past year I have been hearing about the numbers of people at the border seeking asylum.  I could not believe it was true.  Yet, according to Physicians for Human Rights, as of August […]

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End of Year Giving Safety

The year of 2015 is drawing to a close.  Immigrants and citizens alike receive spam email as well as legitimate email from organizations requesting donations.  I am happy to feature a post written by guest blogger Melba Pearson who gives tips on how to determine if the request for a donation is legitimate or not. […]

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Asylum denied to North Korean due to firm resettlement in South Korea

May a citizen of North Korea be granted political asylum despite being firmly resettled in South Korea?  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently said, “no.” In Jang v. Lynch, — F.3d. — (9th Cir. 2015) the applicant, Sung Kil Jang, was born in North Korea and is a citizen of North Korea.  He was persecuted […]

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Why haven’t I been scheduled for my political asylum interview?

I recently saw a woman in my San Francisco office who came to see me because her political asylum case has been pending for two years and she has not been scheduled for an interview.  This is not unusual and I have clients in my own caseload in the same situation. The asylum division of […]

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An Anthropologist Unravels the Mysteries of Mexican Migration

I read an interesting article in the online version of National Geographic, first reported in Bender’s Daily Immigration Bulletin.  The article is an interview with Jason De León, an anthropologist and the author of a book, The Land of Open Graves:  Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail.   The author grew up in the […]

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