The Book of Isaias: A Child Of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America


Journalist Daniel Connolly has just written a new book, The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America.”

The book is the culmination of five years of research and interviews with children of immigrants in the United States.

Connolly follows Isaias Ramos, an 18-year-old high school student, and his friends as they weigh options for their future. Connolly discovers that for the Hispanic teens, the options quickly fizzle out.

Finding a place in American society for a child of Hispanic immigrants isn’t as easy as people think.

In an interview by Seth Ferranti, VICE recently spoke to Connolly about his experiences writing the book, what he sees as the major immigration challenges of today, and how they affect the children of Hispanic immigrants. You can find the article here >>> How America Lets Down The Children Of Immigrants.

Access To Counsel In Immigration Court


The American Immigration Council has released a new report, Access To Counsel In Immigration Court, covering 1.2 million removal (i.e., deportation) cases between 2007 and 2012.

Among their findings:

  • Access to legal counsel varies by geographic locations and ethnic groups
  • Immigrants with a lawyer fared better than unrepresented immigrants
  • Only 37% of all immigrants hired attorneys for their deportation cases

A PDF version of the report can be downloaded here >>> Access To Counsel In Immigration Court

Written by Ingrid Eagly and Steven Shafer, this is the first nationwide study of access to access to counsel in immigration court proceedings.

This listing of immigration terms, from a to z, provides easy-to-grasp, jargon-minimized tips and definitions, as well as examples taken from various writings and blog posts.

Why Do Lawyers Talk Like That?

In Arias v. Lynch, a recent Seventh Circuit decision, Appellate Judge Richard Posner questioned the legal meaning of the phrase, “crimes of moral turpitude.”


What he wrote covered far more than the meaning of a single phrase. He attacked the way lawyers used language that laymen cannot grasp.

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In this short presentation, you will learn the patterns of immigration fraud which occur the most often.

By learning these schemes, you can help yourself, your family, and your friends from becoming victims of immigration fraud in the future. Share this information widely.

Immigration Hardship 1900-2000


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For almost 100 years after our country’s birth, immigration law was nearly non-existent.

Since that time, the world has changed dramatically.

So has the concept of hardship, one of the most important concepts in immigration defense law.

Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

You can access the organization’s entire set of materials, including an outstanding collections of videos about refugees from various parts of the world, online free of charge.

Donations can be made here >>> JRS Donation Page .

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert F. Kennedy

Looking for a quick guide to help you select an immigration attorney? This slideshare presentation walks you through seven issues to consider as part of your search.