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Sessions Closes Major Path for Asylum Seekers

ICLC Attorney Featured In The New York Times

 
“The threats from her boyfriend came daily, fear having no respite, Blanca said. If she were to leave him, he told her from his jail cell, he would torture her, cut her into pieces and leave her to die. He was a member of the 18th Street gang in Honduras, and they did these sorts of things. She tried to resist. Then he threw her against a wall when she visited him in jail, the police nowhere to be found. When his fellow gang member later raped and impregnated her, and then another threatened to kill her, she finally fled to the United States in 2013.” 
 
- as reported here in the New York Times, ASC's  Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC)  is representing Blanca, whose domestic violence and gang based-claim for asylum is now in jeopardy because of a decision Attorney General Sessions issued, which strips protection from those who need it most -- asylum seekers. Read the full New York Times Story here
 

Entrepreneurship + Innovation from Africa and the Diaspora

What a spectacular night spotlighting three trailblazers in entrepreneurism, food, culture, hospitality from the Continent and the Diaspora with brilliant Claude Grunitzky of TRUEAfrica moderating the talk. Big thanks to Claude, the magnificent panelists Chef Pierre Thiam - Yolele FoodsHawa Hassan - Basbaas, and Shimite Obialo - ANOKO ART, host Toutman Sanders LLP and to all who turned out.

Read more: Entrepreneurship + Innovation from Africa and the Diaspora

New York Times Speaks With ASC's ICLC About DACA Mail Delays

The New York Times spoke with African Services Committee's Immigrant Community Law Center - ICLC attorney, Mauricio Noroña, about the disastrous effects of DACA renewal mail delays: 

Mauricio Noroña, a lawyer at Immigrant Community Law Center in Manhattan called the 1,900 figure, "astounding." He saw the devastating effects the mail delays had on one of his clients, whom he declined to name, saying she was afraid of repercussions from the government.

Read more: New York Times Speaks With ASC's ICLC About DACA Mail Delays

NPR All Things Considered Speaks with ASC Staff on 2020 Census

NPR All Things Considered stopped by ASC to hear African Services staff opinions on the 2020 census. 

"Are people willing to answer that question given the current anti-immigrant sentiment? That I can't tell," says Mulusew Bekele, the Director of Program Operations at African Services Commitee, who is Ethiopian-American. 

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