Akin Gump Pro Bono Rock Stars Join VECINA as Mentors

VECINA is excited to announce that five attorneys from the law firm Akin Gump have joined VECINA as mentors. Akin Gump is a global law firm dedicated to social justice. It has a robust pro bono practice in which many of its attorneys participate. All of our new mentors have vast experience in asylum law…

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Akin Gump Pro Bono Rock Stars Join VECINA as Mentors

EOIR and DOJ Will Not Resume MPP Hearings Until Certain Criteria Are Met

The Department of Justice and the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced Friday that it will not resume hearings under the Migrant Protection Protocols until certain criteria are met. Those criteria are as follows: Texas, Arizona, and California must all be in Phase 3 of their reopening plans; The Department of State and the Center…

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EOIR and DOJ Will Not Resume MPP Hearings Until Certain Criteria Are Met

MPP Hearings Tentatively Scheduled to Resume on July 20th

The Department of Homeland Security and Executive Office for Immigration Review Issued a joint statement on the scheduling of hearings subject to the Migrant Protection Protocol. Below is the official statement: Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) remain committed to proceeding with Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)…

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MPP Hearings Tentatively Scheduled to Resume on July 20th

MPP Cases Face Further Delays and Confusing Instructions

Last night, the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Justice issued a joint statement announcing further delays in Migrant Protection Protocol cases due to COVID-19. Not only did the agencies announce an additional delay, but it also issued confusing instructions as to when asylum seekers should appear at the point of entry…

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MPP Cases Face Further Delays and Confusing Instructions