Conversations with Vangela M. Wade – The Illusion of Justice for Immigrants Facing Deportation
The court held that “no reasonable fact finder could reach the conclusion that he suffered no past persecution” and that “to find otherwise under these circumstances would essentially mean that nothing short of actually being killed would satisfy the standard.
The quotation above is a federal appellate court’s rebuke of an immigration judge who had ordered an MCJ client deported after seeking asylum – that “nothing short of actually being killed” would have met the immigration judge’s standard to grant our client asylum. The U.S. Immigration Courts have failed these immigrants whose only crime is the desire for a better life.
At 11:30 AM CDT next Thursday, MCJ President and CEO Vangela M. Wade will speak with Amelia McGowan, Max Meyers, and Nancy Sanchez Vasquez – the MCJ immigration team – as well as MCJ General Counsel Reilly Morse. Topics will include asylum hearings, public charge, and the immigrant experience in detainment.