421 ABA Journal North America articles.
When countries lack the capacity to stop violence and corruption, and their legal and law enforcement systems lack the ability to hold perpetrators responsible, their people often have no other choice but to seek protection elsewhere.
Nov 1, 2019 4:10 AM CDT
Early this year, the Trump administration began forcing thousands of migrants seeking asylum to return to Mexico, to wait there for immigration court hearings that would decide whether they could…
Sep 20, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
Sep 6, 2019 2:57 PM CDT
With a $25,000 grant from the American Bar Endowment, Protect Our Defenders is designing and deploying a training curriculum for pro bono lawyers who represent survivors of sexual violence and harassment in Texas and Washington state.
Sep 1, 2019 12:30 AM CDT
• A San Antonio man sentenced to life in prison for dealing crack cocaine has been freed under the First Step Act, the criminal justice reform measure that reduces…
Aug 5, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
“Part of the whole point, I think, in the ABA making this opportunity available is so that people can talk about it to people who care what’s happening on the border but can’t go themselves,” says Mary Ryan, an environmental litigator at Nutter McClennen & Fish in Boston. “It will make you a better advocate.”
Jul 24, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Metering has created further barriers of all kinds in the legal process, including barriers to finding a pro bono lawyer, to those lawyers’ ability to provide effective representation and even to notifying the immigrants of their hearings. Most concerning to immigrant rights advocates, it leaves immigrants so unsafe that they may be deterred from claiming asylum in the first place.
Jul 24, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider once again whether the family of a Mexican teen has an implied right to sue in U.S. courts for his fatal cross-border…
May 28, 2019 12:22 PM CDT
Apr 9, 2019 9:28 AM CDT
More than 260 people have been targeted across the globe in the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Mar 7, 2019 2:33 PM CST
Jan 31, 2019 6:30 AM CST
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that, beginning Friday, asylum-seekers at the San Ysidro port of entry are being sent back to Mexico to await asylum hearings.
Jan 25, 2019 12:06 PM CST
An associate at Dentons Canada was duped into transferring more than $2.5 million into a fraudster’s account, according to an opinion by an Ontario judge in an insurance coverage dispute.…
Jan 23, 2019 7:30 AM CST
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