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March 23, 2022

Lives in Limbo: How the Boston Asylum Office Fails Asylum Seekers
By A Report by the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Maine School of Law, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, and Basileus Zeno, Ph.D. Political Science at Amherst College

In their attempts to build a new life, the prolonged limbo of an asylum seeker’s immigration status exposes them to forms of “legal violence” by leaving them without access to supports such as federal student aid, social services for their children, or educational opportunities. When an asylum seeker’s case is referred to immigration court, this legal limbo is often extended for multiple years.....[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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