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The Trump Administration has announced a wave of harsh immigration policies this month, and civil rights groups are fighting back with lawsuits. One of these legal battles began Wednesday morning in San Francisco, where a case filed by the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and other organizations could help determine the fate of thousands of asylum seekers.

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In the past decade, over 1,800 trans and gender-diverse people have been reported murdered in Latin America. Probably hundreds more were never reported.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about sexual abuse in immigrant detention facilities.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss hotel workers’ strikes and the arrival of a caravan of asylum seekers at the US border.

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Karen Musalo is a refugee lawyer and heads the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She spoke with Hana Baba about why she believes President Trump’s executive order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, is problematic.

A day in the life of an “Attorney of the Day”

Jun 20, 2016
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Lawyer Ilyce Shugall spends most days working in East Palo Alto at community legal services non-profit.  But about once a month, she volunteers in San Francisco as an Attorney of the Day.