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April 14, 2020
In a video posted by the Immigration Justice Campaign, of counsel Moses Silverman describes his recent experiences with migrant women, children and other individuals in representing them in their asylum petitions, and notes the increasing obstacles facing migrants under the current administration. Moses notes that the path toward asylum has become monumentally more difficult under the current administration. Nonetheless, he takes on the cases “because I’m a lawyer. I can’t change the world, but I can represent [people] and try to help them,” he says.
In speaking with families fleeing violence and seeking asylum, Moses sometimes refers to the Bible. “God says more than 50 times to love the stranger as yourself, because you were a stranger in the land of Egypt,” he says, “I tell them that there are people in this country who have forgotten that, and that our government has forgotten that, but that I and the people I work with and other groups around the country, we remember that.”
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