Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”
The southern border isn’t the only theater of immigration-based family separation. In New York City, Debora Berenice Barrios-Vasquez is fighting to stay in the U.S. with her two young citizen children.
Juan Montes says he was deported by Customs and Border Patrol agents at the California-Mexico border despite his valid and unexpired DACA work permit. The Department of Homeland Security disputes his claim. Now he’s suing to get the government records related to his case.