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Attorney Rachel Self addresses Martha’s Vineyard migrants sent by Governor DeSantis

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Attorney Rachel Self’s message is clear: “[t]o the people who find themselves plane wrecked on our island, I have a message for you. You are not alone. We have your backs. We got you. If the intention of those who perpetrated this horrendous act was to create a crisis, they have failed.”

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Rocket docket redux. Still a bad idea.

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The Boston Globe quoted Jill Seeber, Esq., founder of the Mabel Center and an AILA NE Asylum liaison, about the Biden administration’s attempts to expedite families’ asylum claims at the expense of due process.

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Asylum Office ACLU Report

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Attorney Annelise Araujo was interviewed for a WGBH article, reporting on Boston’s asylum office and their low grant rate. Boston’s asylum office has the second lowest grant rate for asylum seekers in the country. In the interview, Annelise focused her remarks on the consequence of a denied asylum.

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AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s Letter to the Boston Globe Editor Published

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AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s letter to the Boston Globe editor was published yesterday. In her letter, Attorney Araujo stressed the point that our current US labor shortage could be mitigated, in part, by timely adjudication of the pool of over 650,000 pending with USCIS. She states: “The waiting time for many applicants is now over 12 months — for an application that USCIS estimates takes just 12 minutes to adjudicate.” 12 minutes! Great point, Annelise.

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