Comprehensive Immigration Reform Update 157

Immigration Updates Related to Hurricane Matthew. USCIS has issued new rules related to Hurricane Matthew. See more details if you are affected: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d1e29c8d7ab34d84237ecd8ee&id=b0cdbfbe8c  Removal flights to Haiti have been temporarily suspended despite an earlier announcement by on September 22 that DHS was resuming regular deportations of Haitians.

Pope Francis Continues to Speak on the Suffering of Migrating People Throughout the World. Remembering World Refugee Day, Pope Francis highlighted the needs of “invisible and voiceless” refugee children https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2016/10/14/pope-issues-sos-invisible-voiceless-refugee-children/.

Attorneys in Immigration Court. No one should try to represent themselves in court and that is particularly true for immigrants in U.S. Immigration Court. Atlanta Immigration Court is getting a reputation as a difficult court for immigrants in the southeast. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/in-an-immigration-court-that-nearly-always-says-no-a-lawyers-spirit-is-broken/2016/10/11/05f43a8e-8eee-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html

Early Voting Begins in Georgia on October 17! Early in person voting begins in Georgia on October 17. Find details based on your voting location at: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

ICYMI – Vote “Yes” for Safe Harbor! The Georgia election ballot will contain a proposed constitutional amendment to secure funding for rehabilitative services for minors who have been trapped in human trafficking for sex. Traffickers prey on vulnerable youths, including those in migrant families without papers. See more about this important constitutional amendment and consider supporting rehabilitation services in the year of mercy and beyond. http://www.safeharboryes.com/