Credible Fear Interview

A federal court in Texas ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to hear an Angolan man’s challenges to his expedited order of removal. The asylum seeker, who was beaten by police and military in his home country because of his father’s political ties, did not understand the translator during his credible fear interview because she did not speak the dialect of Portuguese he does. 

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Embassy Attorney Policy

The government’s policy barring attorneys from attending passport and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti was a violation of due process, a federal court in New York ruled. Plaintiffs testified that embassy employees routinely confiscated their passports and other documents and would be “detained for hours without food, water, or their required medication.”

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