Mana Yegani in the News

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KHOU-11 -2/2/2021

Click Here: 'Eliminating bad policy': Biden reverses more of Trump's immigration policies


KHOU-11 -1/18/2021

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Click Here: Immigration advocates hopeful for reform as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office

Watch Mana Yegani's recent interview about how the Biden Administration has the power reform immigration policy as we know it.


The Isiah Factor Uncensored FOX 26 - 7/8/2020

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Click Here: New ICE rule for international students

Mana Yegani joins local university leaders to discuss the new ICE rule for international students.


ABC 13 Houston 3/23/2020

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COVID posses threat to community if immigration courts open.

Mana Yegani discusses how dangerous it is to the health and public safety of residents in Houston to keep the immigration courts open.


BuzzFeed - 4/24/2020

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Click Here: US Citizens Trying To Get Their Parents Green Cards Feel Hopeless After Trump's Latest Immigration Ban

Immigration attorney, Mana Yegani, reported to Buzzfeed News that she acted as not only a lawyer, but a counselor to green card applicants in the US, reassuring them "that they would not have to leave the country."


BuzzFeed - 4/21/2020

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Click Here: Trump Says His 60-Day Immigration Ban Will Only Apply To People Applying For Green Cards. But The Order Is Still "Being Written."

Attorney Mana Yegani shares the fears and uncertainties that immigrants are confronted with as Trump announces a temporary suspension on immigration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


AP - 7/26/2019

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Click Here: As Trump expands deportation powers, immigrants prepare

Mana Yegani was quoted in a recent article share about the new Expedited Removal policy that Trump is expecting to roll out soon.


TELEMUNDO - 5/2/2019

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Click Here: Ordenan la deportación de un niño de cinco años

Luego de haberlo separado de su madre durante meses, ahora la Migra quiere reenviarlo a Guatemala pues no asistió a su cita en la corte.

After being separated from his mother for months, The U.S. government wants to send him to Guatemala because he did not attend his court date.


KHOU-11 -5/2/2019

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Click Here: Immigrant mother and son could be separated again after judge signs boy's deportation order

Watch Mana Yegani's recent interview about how an Immigrant mother and son could be separated again after judge signs boy's deportation order.


CBS News - 5/2/2019

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Click Here: Guatemalan mother and her son may be separated by the U.S. government — again

Read and tune in today to find out more about Houston Immigration lawyer Mana Yegani's Pro Bono Case. After being separated under the Trump administration Lilian Martinez, 25, and her five-year-old son were reunited June 2018. They are now at risk of being separated by the U.S. government again.


BBC Radio 5 Live - 2/6/2019

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Click Here: BBC Radio 5 Live - Up All Night

Listen into BBC Radio 5 Live, segment time 3:06:00, Mana Yegani an Immigration lawyer was interviewed about the recent news about 21 Savage.


THE WASHINGTON POST - 1/25/2019

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Click Here: Digging a bigger and bigger hole’: Shutdown stalls Trump’s deportation efforts

Houston Immigration lawyer Mana Yegani states how a mother and two children had been waiting for a green-card approval for two years when their court date was canceled.


khou 11 - 1/23/2019

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Click Here: Government shutdown throws legal immigrants into limbo

The Immigration Court doors are shut down and at a standstill. Mana Yegani mentions how all immigration cases have been canceled and no attorney knows when this will be over.


The New Yorker - 1/8/2019

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Click Here: An Immigration Lawyer Describes the Chaos of Trump’s Shutdown

Mana Yegani describes the various obstacles of representing her clients amidst the government shutdown.


Caller Times - 7/15/2018

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Click Here: Immigrant mother and son reunited in Corpus Christi after months apart

Attorney Mana Yegani with Liliana Martinez and her 5-year-old son after reunification

Attorney Mana Yegani with Liliana Martinez and her 5-year-old son after reunification

Fox 26 -2/26/2018

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Click Here: Supreme Court denies Trump administration appeal to hear DACA case


Public Radio International - 2/7/2018

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Click Here: Fear, not 'laziness', is one reason some immigrants haven't applied for DACA

Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston, says there are many reasons young immigrants have not applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but none have to do with laziness.


The Washington Post - 2/7/2018

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Click Here: Lazy? John Kelly ‘simply misses the mark,’ say DACA advocates

“Kelly says Dreamers were too lazy to apply. That’s not true,” tweeted Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston. “DACA restricted a lot of Dreamers by age and date. Many Dreamers didn’t meet the requirements to apply. Ignorant comment from Kelly. Period.”


Houstonia - 1/30/2018

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Click Here: 10 Houston Women Making It Happen

After President Trump signed his first travel ban in January of last year, Mana Yegani quickly went from being “a little immigration lawyer” to one who thought nothing of charging into Bush Intercontinental Airport to ensure clients’ rights.


The Huffington Post - 1/2/2018

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Click Here: Trump Tweets Support for Iranians While Banning Them From the U.S.

“We stand with the Iranian people so much that we won’t let them come here,” said a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.


The Globe and Mail - 9/7/2017

Click Here: What you need to know about Dreamers and their future

If Congress doesn't act swiftly, the next six months will be filled with uncertainty for young people no longer protected by DACA.


Vice - 8/30/2017

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Click Here: Harvey Has Hit Undocumented Immigrants Worst of All

Officials have promised that undocumented people are safe at shelters. But fear is keeping some of Houston's most vulnerable residents away.


Fox 26 - 7/27/2017

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Click Here: Undocumented man married to an American citizen arrested by ICE

Marriage to a US Citizen has long been a sure way for non-US Citizens to be able to live here in America, but that may soon be changing. A controversial arrest here in Houston has immigrants fearing a hard-lined shift in policy.


KHOU 11 - 6/29/2017

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Click Here: Who can, can't travel under the new travel ban

A scaled-down version of President Trump's travel ban goes into effect Thursday night with the blessing of the Supreme Court.


ABC News - 1/30/2017

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Click Here: Donald Trump hails immigration ban as passengers turned back from US-bound flights

"Just because Trump signed something at 6:00pm yesterday, things are coming to a crashing halt," said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston. "It's scary." She and fellow lawyers worked all night fielding calls from travelers with student and worker visas who were being denied entry into the US and ordered on flights back to the Muslim-majority countries. "These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here," Ms Yegani said. Those with visas from Muslim-majority countries have gone through background checks with US authorities, Ms Yegani noted.


The Nation - 1/30/2017

Click Here: US immigration curbs cause chaos, anger worldwide

"Just because Trump signed something at 6 pm yesterday, things are coming to a crashing halt," said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston. "It’s scary."


Hurriyet Dailey News - 1/30/2017

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Click Here: US Enforces Travel Ban Amid Protests.

Travelers were handled differently at different points of entry and immigration lawyers advised clients to change their destination to the more lenient airports, said Houston immigration lawyer Mana Yegani.


Trade Arabia Business News Information - 1/30/2017

Click Here: Trump immigration ban sparks chaos at US airports

"Imagine being put back on a 12-hour flight and the trauma and craziness of this whole thing," said immigration lawyer Mana Yegani. "These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here."


France 24 - 1/29/17

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Click Here: The Story of One Resident’s Fight to Enter the US after Immigration Ban

Scores of refugees and US permanent residents are trapped in airports after Trump signed an executive order barring entry for many foreigners. France 24 spoke to a Houston-based lawyer fighting for her client’s right to enter the United States.


BBC - 1/29/17

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Click Here: Mana discusses with the BBC the situation in airports after Trump signs the executive order to restrict select travelers from entering the US.


ABC Australia - 1/29/2017

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Click Here: Donald Trump hails immigration ban as passengers turned back from US-bound flights

Those with visas from Muslim-majority countries have gone through background checks with US authorities, Ms. Yegani noted.


Ripley Today - 1/29/2017

Click Here: Dual citizens hit by Trump travel bans

Foreign visitors who refuse could be denied entry under proposals currently being discussed, the source said. The report comes as Mana Yegani, a lawyer for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Alia), claimed that Homeland Security officials have been scanning people's Facebook pages to determine their political views before allowing them into America, The Independent reports.


The Telegraph - 1/29/2017

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Donald Trump's travel ban: Boris Johnson lobbies president - as it happened on Sunday January 29

"Houston-based lawyer Mana Yegani said several green card holders, who have the right to live and work in the US, were detained by border agents at American airports hours after President Trump signed the executive order."

"Ms. Yegani's fight for justice continues."


Reuters Zawya - 1/29/2017

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Click Here; Trump ban sparks U.S. immigration chaos, infuriates Muslims

She said officials denied travelers with dual Canadian and Iranian citizenship from boarding planes in Canada to the United States.


Daily Mail - 1/29/2017

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Click Here: Chaos, anger as Trump order halts some Muslim immigrants

Travelers were handled differently at different points of entry and immigration lawyers advised clients to change their destination to the more lenient airports, said Houston immigration lawyer Mana Yegani.


NY Daily News - 1/29/2017

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Click Here: Trump’s refugee ban sparks chaos at U.S. airports as travelers from majority Muslim nations are denied entry


Fortune - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Trump Refugee Ban Causes Chaos, Panic, Anger Worldwide

Travelers were handled differently at different points of entry and immigration lawyers advised clients to change their destination to the more lenient airports, said Houston immigration lawyer Mana Yegani.


Click 2 Houston - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Protesters mass at airports to decry Trump's immigration policies

Travelers were handled differently at different points of entry and immigration lawyers advised clients to change their destination to the more lenient airports, said Houston immigration lawyer Mana Yegani.


The Logan Reporter - 1/28/2017

Click Here: Trump travel bans causing chaos and confusion

Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston, who works with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said Customs and Border Patrol agents at many airports were unaware of the executive order early on Friday evening. She said she had spent the night fielding calls from travellers with student and worker visas who were being denied entry to the US.


Raw Story - 1/28/2017

Click Here: It’s working out very nicely’: Trump insists in spite of ‘chaos’ that Muslim ban is going just fine


CNBC - 1/28/2017

Click Here: Trump ban causes U.S. immigration chaos, draws fury of Muslims, Iran

"These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here."


U.S. Uncut - 1/28/2017

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U.S. border patrol is checking people’s Facebook for political views

Ms. Yegani told The Intercept that some of those she has consulted – despite having valid visas – have been interrogated by border agents about their political beliefs before being allowed into the country.


AULA News - 1/28/2017

Trump ban causes US immigration chaos, draws fury of Muslims, Iran


Nigeria Newspapers - 1/28/2017

Click Here; Confusion, anger as US begins to bar Muslims

Customs and border patrol agents at many airports were unaware of the executive order on Friday evening, said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston, who works with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Yegani and her fellow lawyers worked through the night fielding calls from travelers with student and worker visas being denied entry into the United States and ordered on flights back to Muslim-majority countries on the list.


EuroNews - 1/28/2017

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Chaos, anger as Trump order halts some Muslim immigrants


KHOU11 - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Protesters mass at airports to decry Trump's immigration policies

Protesters are outraged, they said, over Trump and his executive order on immigration.


Reuters - 1/28/2017

Click Here: Chaos, anger as Trump order halts some Muslim immigrants

Travelers were handled differently at different points of entry and immigration lawyers advised clients to change their destination to the more lenient airports, said Houston immigration lawyer Mana Yegani.


NH Union Leader - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Trump immigration ban creates chaos


TRT World - 1/28/2017

Trump bans people from Syria and six other Muslim countries

"9 Iranians were just taken off the plane at Istanbul airport and told that could not fly to the US. 8 had visas. One had a green card."


Mirror UK - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Tensions rise at JFK Airport as anti-Trump protesters call for arrivals detained under Muslim ban to be released

"Imagine being put back on a 12-hour flight and the trauma and craziness of this whole thing," said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston.


Yahoo! News - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Trump ban causes U.S. immigration chaos, draws fury of Muslims, Iran

"Imagine being put back on a 12-hour flight and the trauma and craziness of this whole thing," said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston. "These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here."


Newsweek - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Trump's Refugee Ban, Already Facing Lawsuit, Sows Panic Among Travelers

Customs and border patrol agents at many airports were unaware of the executive order early on in the evening, said Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston, who works with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Texas Tribune - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: Trump's travel ban leads to immigrant detainments at Texas airports

“When his plane was taxiing, I spoke with him briefly and said, ‘Listen, they may put you in handcuffs, they may put you in interrogation. Do not under any circumstances give up your green card,” Yegani said, noting that most immigrants traveling back to the United States wouldn’t have received the same guidance.


The Guardian - 1/28/2017

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Click Here: US airports on frontline as Donald Trump's travel ban causes chaos and protests

Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer in Houston, said she had heard of several people with Iranian passports who were barred from US-bound flights leaving Amsterdam and Frankfurt. A number of other passengers were removed by security personnel just before take-off from the European cities.


Houston Chronicle - 9/22/16

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Click Here: Explained: the other half of illegal immigration

Mana was interviewed and quoted several times about people who overstay their visas.


Dallas Morning News - 12/1/2015

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Read her interview about: Immigrant offenders languish in prison when native countries reject deportation efforts.


Houston Chronicle - 11/21/2015

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Click Here: Were Syrians "caught" at Texas border, as guv said?

Mana Yegani is quoted regarding the typical procedure for seeking asylum in the United States.


"Legality of Governor's Order on Syrian Refugees" - 11/17/2015


"Compassion for Syrian refugees" - 11/16/15


"Teacher Detained 3 Months in Airport's Constitution-Free Zone" - 12/1/2014


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Mana Yegani was interviewed during a live segment.

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