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  • U.S. Policies Make It Harder for Mexican Graduates to Participate Fully in the Workforce
    May 24, 2019

    A growing number of Mexican immigrants in the United States have college degrees, but many of them encounter obstacles to putting their education to productive use in this country. Problems involving legal status, credentialing, and English mastery often stand between these college graduates and professional jobs in their fields of study. A report from the […] The post U.S. Policies Make It Harder for Mexican Graduates to Participate Fully in the Workforce appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Worsening Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Custody Highlighted in New Complaint
    May 23, 2019

    As rising numbers of families and children are arriving at the U.S. Mexico border and asking for asylum, the conditions they face while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have gone from bad to worse. The conditions in so-called “iceboxes”—where migrants are held for days before being transferred elsewhere—have always been bad, […] The post Worsening Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Custody Highlighted in New Complaint appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship
    May 22, 2019

    Immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military often use their service as a catalyst to apply for and gain citizenship. Traditionally, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) honored that service with a fast-tracked pathway to naturalization—granting soldiers citizenship to a country they already risked their lives for seemed beyond fair. But that has recently changed. New […] The post Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Death Toll of Migrant Children in US Custody Continues to Rise
    May 21, 2019

    Reports surfaced this week about another migrant child – 10-year-old Darlyn Valle from El Salvador– who died in September of last year but whose death is just now being made public. Darlyn’s death is the sixth known death of a migrant child in the past eight months. News of her death came just one day […] The post The Death Toll of Migrant Children in US Custody Continues to Rise appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DACA and TPS Beneficiaries Must Be Part of Any Conversation About Immigration Reform
    May 20, 2019

    President Trump unveiled an immigration proposal last week that would make drastic changes to our family-based immigration system and impose new security measures at our southern border. While the United States has not made major changes to its immigration system in over three decades, any meaningful immigration reform must address the needs of our current […] The post DACA and TPS Beneficiaries Must Be Part of Any Conversation About Immigration Reform appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • White House’s Misguided Immigration Reform Plan Is Set for Failure
    May 17, 2019

    President Trump announced his new plan for overhauling the legal immigration system on Thursday. The plan is short on details, but it rests on principles that the Trump administration has touted before. Specifically, the proposal emphasizes the desire to radically curtail family-based immigration while prioritizing certain attributes that are viewed as an expression of “merit.” […] The post White House’s Misguided Immigration Reform Plan Is Set for Failure appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’
    May 16, 2019

    Amid growing calls for reforming the immigration court system, last week the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sparked criticism when it put out a document “Myths vs. Facts About Immigration Proceedings.” The document, which claimed to bust 18 different “myths,” seemed intended to assuage concerns about the agency. Instead, it was met with widespread […] The post Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’ appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court Allows Controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy to Continue
    May 15, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is resuming its controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum-seeking Central American migrants who arrive at our Southern border to return to Mexico to await their immigration court hearings in the United States. A federal judge in California had previously blocked the policy’s implementation until the court […] The post Federal Court Allows Controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy to Continue appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Working Together Towards Shared Goals Can Help Heal America’s Deepest Divides
    May 14, 2019

    There are two pervasive trends taking hold in America today. One is deepening polarization and seemingly insurmountable political and cultural divides. And thanks to the rise in social media and the decline in membership in civic and faith groups, we are also becoming a nation of lonely-loners. Our country is plagued by too much individualism […] The post Working Together Towards Shared Goals Can Help Heal America’s Deepest Divides appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • More Immigrants Requesting to Return to Their Countries of Origin Under Threat of Deportation
    May 13, 2019

    More immigrants facing deportation are requesting “voluntary departure” from the United States instead of fighting their cases in court. Voluntary departure is a process though which certain immigrants who the government is trying to deport in immigration court leave the United States without receiving a removal order. The number of applications for voluntary departure in […] The post More Immigrants Requesting to Return to Their Countries of Origin Under Threat of Deportation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]