News & Updates

Sierra Leonean Man Deported after Being Detained by ICE

ACLU-PA filed a habeas corpus petition in August alleging that ICE was illegally detaining Mamadu Balde. Balde came to this country in 1999 from civil war-ravaged Sierra Leone. He was denied asylum and placed into removal proceedings. After he exhausted all appeals in...

Judge Enjoins DACA Wind-Down: Regents v. DHS

Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling will allow former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications and will also require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future.

JBM Legal’s Ashley Lively Earns “Pro Bono Champion” Award From AILA

Ashley actively works with a local LGBTQ center and has started a “Name Change” partnership that provides legal assistance to community members who wish to have their name changed to reflect their gender identity. She has also taken various cases pro bono or reduced fee for adjustment of status of refugees from a local resettlement center to help those in the most need. In response to the increase in Special Immigration Juvenile cases, Ashley works with her colleagues to file various petitions for children who qualify both in family court and with USCIS.

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