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Unaccompanied Minors and Immigration Courts: Wednesday’s Show (September 7, 2016)

Posted on · UNICEF (The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) last month released a report on the number of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from Central America. According to the report, nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S. border in the first six months of 2016. The report also touches on the importance of legal […]

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What’s Behind Houston’s Immigration Court Backlog?

Posted on · Tough talk about protecting the border doesn’t mean much if immigration courts can’t process cases. Area immigration attorney Alexandre Afanassiev says that process used to take about six months. These days, it can take years. In fact, he says cases he’s working on are being scheduled for court dates into 2019. Why? Well, there might be […]

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Minors at the Border and Space Debris: Wednesday’s Show (January 6, 2016)

Posted on · Attention turned about a year and a half ago to the Texas/Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors (many fleeing violence in Central America) sought asylum in the United States. The federal government scrambled to safely house the children while they navigated our immigration courts. Their ranks slowly dissipated as their cases were resolved, but now […]

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Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border: Houston Matters for Thursday, June 12, 2014

Posted on · Vast numbers of often unaccompanied young children continue to cross into south Texas from Mexico. The White House says they’re fleeing violence in Central America. That’s why the Obama administration has begun to provide these minors seeking asylum with lawyers to assist them as they navigate our immigration courts. It’s not common practice for those […]

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Houston is Home to Some of the World’s Largest Law Firms

Posted on · Houston is home to many legal firms that cover everything from criminal law, to the oil and gas industry. It’s also home to some of the largest law firms not just in the country — but in the world. Whether you come in contact with these firms or not, the work they do affects your […]