Employment-Based and
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Immigration Impact

  • Want to Hire an Immigrant or Refugee? Chambers of Commerce Aim to Make That Easier
    September 30, 2022

    With job openings at nearly twice as high as the pre-pandemic norm, employers across the country are continuing to struggle to fill open positions and meet workforce needs. But they’re finding a natural ally in an unusual place: chambers of commerce. Chambers are refocusing the conversation around immigration by highlighting a simple fact. Immigrants are […] The post Want to Hire an Immigrant or Refugee? Chambers of Commerce Aim to Make That Easier appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Study Finds that Reducing Refugee Admissions and Access to Asylum Harms the US Economy
    September 28, 2022

    The number of refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence or persecution in their home countries in search of safety abroad has grown dramatically over the past decade. Until recently, the United States was a global leader in admitting refugees and granting asylum to people whose lives are in danger. But since 2017—the first year of […] The post Study Finds that Reducing Refugee Admissions and Access to Asylum Harms the US Economy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Asylum Seekers Become Political Pawns in Governors’ Transportation Stunts
    September 23, 2022

    The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona, and now Florida are playing a cynical political game with the lives of migrants—including many asylum seekers fleeing persecution. Officials in these states are using taxpayer money to ship thousands of migrants to other, Democratic-leaning states and dumping them there. In recent weeks, these actions have escalated, with allegations […] The post Asylum Seekers Become Political Pawns in Governors’ Transportation Stunts appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Racist Origins of the Lawsuit Against Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities
    September 22, 2022

    Written by Joseph Meyers, Staff Attorney at the National Immigration Project A group of immigrant advocacy organizations filed an amicus brief in United States v. Texas last week, in which they highlight the unlawful, racist arguments behind Texas and Louisiana’s lawsuit against the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement priorities. In United States v. Texas, the Supreme […] The post The Racist Origins of the Lawsuit Against Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Local Communities Commit to Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors
    September 19, 2022

    Last week marked the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week, an initiative organized by Welcoming America that encourages local communities to bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in our collective prosperity. This year’s theme is Where We Belong, focusing on the physical, mental, […] The post Local Communities Commit to Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test
    September 16, 2022

    Three years ago, the Trump administration sent fear throughout immigrant communities across the nation with its Public Charge rule, which functioned as a wealth test for green card applicants. This fear had been amplified by a leaked draft of the rule in 2018, which would have punished intending immigrants whose U.S. citizen children received a […] The post Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Hispanics in the US: What the Data Reveals About Shifting Geography, Ancestry, and Voting Patterns
    September 14, 2022

    This Hispanic Heritage Month, we look at the most recent Census and data to highlight the importance of Hispanics in the United States. For those wondering why Hispanic Heritage Month starts mid-month rather than on the first of September, the Month starts on September 15, coinciding with the independence days of several Latin American countries. […] The post Hispanics in the US: What the Data Reveals About Shifting Geography, Ancestry, and Voting Patterns appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration Close to Reaching Increased Cap on Employment-Based Green Cards
    September 13, 2022

    The Biden administration is close to using all of the employment-based immigrant visas (green cards) allotted for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of August 31, a total of 263,510 employment-based immigrant visas had been used this fiscal year (FY)—close to the limit of 281,507. This is a […] The post Biden Administration Close to Reaching Increased Cap on Employment-Based Green Cards appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Status Will No Longer Be a Barrier for Aspiring Lawyers in New Mexico
    September 9, 2022

    Written by American Immigration Council staff Leani García Torres and Raul Pinto The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative provides certain young, undocumented immigrants with a renewable two-year work permit. However, this work permit does not always mean DACA recipients can go into the profession of their choice. Certain professions, like practicing law, medicine, […] The post Immigration Status Will No Longer Be a Barrier for Aspiring Lawyers in New Mexico appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Fact Check: Migrants Aren’t the Ones Smuggling Fentanyl Into the United States
    September 7, 2022

    There is no doubt that fentanyl is a major problem inside the United States. Over the last decade, rising availability of fentanyl has caused a spike in overdose deaths across the nation. In 2021, almost 90% of opioid overdose deaths were linked to fentanyl. The criminal networks that produce and distribute fentanyl are vast and […] The post Fact Check: Migrants Aren’t the Ones Smuggling Fentanyl Into the United States appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]