The Department of Homeland Security has announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been redesignated and the TPS period has been extended for 18 months for Syrians.
Tahirih Justice Center is featuring Kathryn Karam on its website as a volunteer attorney.
This week, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, it is important to note the benefits this law has given to immigrant women experiencing domestic violence. In my law practice, I have used the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as a vehicle to assist clients in seeking legal status in the United States away from abusive spouses.
Professor Barbara Hines, Immigration Law Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Law and Co-Counsel in 2006 litigation against the T. Don Hutto family detention center, explains why the current Department of Homeland Security policy of detaining families is a repeat of our past mistakes and a lack of compassion for families fleeing violence, crime, gangs and poverty.