Tag Archives: race

Recent BIA Decision Provides More Clarity on “PSG” Claims, But at What Cost?

by: Juanita Solis In Matter of W-Y-C-& H-O-B-,[1] decided January 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that an applicant seeking asylum based on membership in a particular social group must first establish the exact delineation of a proposed particular social group before an Immigration Judge. Even for experienced immigration attorneys, however, delineating what it means […]

“Spare Change?” Florida Appellate Court Vacates Homeless Man’s Conviction After Finding Miami’s Panhandling Law to be an Unconstitutional Restriction on the Right to Free Speech

by: Misael Chacon Homelessness affects us as a society.  At the peak of the great recession in 2007, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported roughly 671,000 people were homeless on a given night in January.[1]  According to the report over half of all homeless people were found in just a handful of […]

Collateral Consequences: What Happened to “Children are Our Future?”

by: Dina Lexine Sarver Kids will be kids. This well-known idiom reflects society’s view that we do not judge a youth and an adult in the same manner. In the context of criminal acts, even the Supreme Court of the United States acknowledges that juveniles must be treated differently than adults.[1] However, because most states […]

The War on Dreadlocks: Why Race under Title VII Should Not be Limited to Skin Color

by: Leoni Fred On September 15, 2006, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in EEOC v. Catastrophe Mgmt. Sols found that the complaint of an African American woman denied employment due to her dreadlocks did not create a plausible claim under Title VII, which prohibits racial discrimination.[1] Therefore, it is legal […]