James and other government attorneys had argued the rules limited access to employment authorization for asylum-seekers. The first rule would require asylum-seekers to wait a year before applying for employment authorization, and the second would eliminate requirements that employment authorization applications be processed within 30 days, according to the New York State Attorney General’s Office. … [Read more...] about Judge blocks some asylum restrictions, rules Chad Wolf serving as DHS secretary likely unlawful
Despite recent hurdles placed in front of asylum seekers from the Trump administration, which has tightened restrictions on where, when and for what reason a person might be granted asylum in the United States, LGBT people fleeing persecution are still eligible for asylum as a class. But a massive backlog in asylum applications means that LGBT would-be asylees, who typically have access to even fewer resources and options for legal counsel than the typical asylum seeker, are left in limbo for months. … [Read more...] about LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffWhistleblower alleges top DHS officials sought to alter intelligence products to fit Trump's comments A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change Why the race has become 'Trump the known' vs. 'Biden the unknown' MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday told Maher that his panel will move to expand an ongoing House probe beyond intelligence activities in Portland, Ore., to include claims of political interference and the politicization of intelligence raised Murphy’s complaint. … [Read more...] about Senate panel seeks documents in probe of DHS whistleblower complaint
On the National Register of Historic Places, what was known as the Babcock Building, with its famous raised cupola and 12-sided dome, became a notable part of Columbia’s downtown skyline after construction began in 1857. It closed in 1996 and has been a hallmark of the complex, in various stages of redevelopment for years. … [Read more...] about Authorities seek 6 seen near fire at historic SC structure
"Not a Novel," the latest from Jenny Erpenbeck, bears the subtitle "A Memoir in Pieces," and yet it does not include much memoir, strictly speaking. Though this author's 2017 novel, "Go, Went, Gone," was greeted with acclaim, for the new selection of essays her American editors preferred a shorter selection than appeared in the original German. Thus the author's recollections of growing up in the Communist East, and of the upheavals that followed the Wall coming down - the memoir material, in other words - are confined to a brief opening section. … [Read more...] about Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve