Blogs Category: Asylum


Trump asylum ban blocked by federal judge

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 27, 2018 | Asylum

For people in Arizona who are affected by U.S. immigration law, President Donald Trump’s policies have raised a great deal of concern. Political rhetoric has escalated on the issue of immigration, and many people are concerned that their own applications could be…


Migrant caravan stirs asylum debate

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 7, 2018 | Asylum

Arizona residents have likely read reports about the migrant caravan that’s currently making its way from Honduras to the United States. The migrants making this difficult trip say that they are fleeing violence and poverty in their home country and plan to seek…


Caravan moves closer to border

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Oct 26, 2018 | Asylum

Arizona might be one destination for a caravan of more than 7,000 people from Central America who are traveling toward the U.S. border. Although many of these immigrants may plan to apply for asylum and expect to be accepted, experts say that acceptance is unlikely….


ICE sued by the ACLU for unfair detention of asylum seekers

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 22, 2018 | Asylum

Arizonans are likely familiar with the issues surrounding immigration. They might be interested in learning that the American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for allegedly detaining asylum seekers…


Caravan of 200 people getting closer to United States

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 11, 2018 | Asylum

Residents in border states such as Arizona may have heard about a caravan that is looking to cross Mexico with hopes of eventually reaching the United States. According to organizers, there are roughly 200 people in that caravan, and their goal is to seek asylum once…


Asylum rule changes may impact Arizona residents

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Mar 14, 2018 | Asylum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is attempting to rewrite the rules regarding who gets asylum in the United States. He says that doing so could reduce the number of immigration cases. There are currently 600,000 such cases waiting to be heard, which is triple the number…


Some being turned at at San Diego entry points

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 23, 2018 | Asylum

Arizona residents may be aware that individuals may try to enter the United States from Mexico seeking asylum. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, entry into the country through San Diego ports has been paused as they have reached capacity. Therefore,…


The asylum process

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 6, 2017 | Asylum

People from other countries can apply for asylum in the U.S. when facing or fearing persecution in their own countries. This persecution might occur because of religion, race, political opinion, nationality or membership in a given social group. Once they are…


Federal government puts asylum seekers at risk

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 3, 2017 | Asylum

Asylum seekers who try to enter the country legally in states like Arizona may find themselves endangered by legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in late June 2017. According to human rights advocates, “Kate’s Law” raises the possibility that people…


Report claims immigrants being denied asylum hearings

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 20, 2016 | Asylum

Arizona residents are likely aware that thousands of Central American migrants have attempted to cross into the U.S. over the last two years. However, some families and children arrested in recent immigration raids have been denied a fair immigration hearing,…