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Premier League clubs on a cliff edge as Brexit looms
The UK's decision to leave the EU means legislation surrounding the freedom of movement between EU countries has to be re-worked, while it also has far-reaching consequences for international trade and the British legal system. A study said the fall of the pound caused by the Brexit vote has cost Premier League clubs £317m. The crash was felt in the last transfer window as it sent Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium costs spiralling. And in reverse sources told ESPN the fall in the pound's value post-referendum meant Paul Pogba's transfer from Juventus to Manchester United ended up costing the Premier League club more than initially bargained for.
The Uncertain Impact of Trump's (3rd) Travel Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban raises more questions than it answers for business immigration practitioners who have unsuccessfully pursued waivers for affected clients and are trying to offer them sound advice in the absence of any agency guidance. U.S. Department of State data indicate that waivers have been granted to only 2% of visa applicants over the course of almost 5 months. Immigration attorneys are awaiting further guidance from immigration agencies as to how they can successfully obtain waivers for clients who are stranded abroad or who are still in the U.S., but have had to give up travel. Until they receive that direction, they are counseling clients to be cautious about travel, even if they hold a green card, and taking things one case at a time.
Refugee Justice: Solutions for U.S. Asylum Policy
From February to September 2017, ICE’s El Paso, Philadelphia, and Newark Field Offices denied 100% of parole applications, while the Los Angeles and Detroit Offices denied 92% and 98%. Just a few years ago, ICE granted parole to more than 90% of asylum-seekers. Ansly Damus is a former ethics teacher who fled political persecution in Haiti to come to the U.S. in October 2016. An asylum officer determined that he had a credible fear of persecution, and he was granted asylum twice, but the government has appealed both those rulings. He has been detained in the Detroit field office for more than a year and a half after ICE denied his parole requests. ICE’s parole denials based on the nation-wide, de facto immigration deterrence policy violates First and Fifth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution and is arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. DHS purports to resume the Refugee Admissions Program when in fact it indefinitely bans many refugees in contravention
Humane Treatment of Migrant Children and Families
Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day. The Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not permit the government to forcibly take a child from her mother, without justification or even a hearing.
Exodus from Egypt
Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go.
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