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Immigration Impact

  • What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process
    January 14, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a final rule changing the way U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers that want to file H-1B petitions subject to the annual “cap.” The end result could dramatically reduce the number of recent foreign graduates who can work in the United […] The post What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Halted in the Last Days of the Trump Administration
    January 14, 2021

    A federal judge in California blocked a sweeping “death to asylum” rule on January 8, just three days before the rule was scheduled to take effect. The asylum rule is just one of many regulations attempting to limit access to asylum, but one of the Trump administration’s most expansive. The 419-page rule represents the most […] The post ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Halted in the Last Days of the Trump Administration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees
    January 13, 2021

    The Trump administration’s latest effort to prevent refugee resettlement in the United States was halted after a federal court ruled that the president’s order allowing state and localities to refuse to take in refugees is illegal. The January 8 ruling puts a stop to one of President Trump’s most blatant attacks on the country’s refugee […] The post Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Presidency Begins and Ends With Demonizing Immigrants
    January 11, 2021

    Five years ago, Donald Trump descended an elevator and declared that Mexico was sending rapists and “bringing crime” across the border. Now, while America still reels from the deadly insurrectionist attack on the Capitol building, Trump is set to travel to Texas on January 12 to boast about the border wall. But rather than “highlight […] The post Trump’s Presidency Begins and Ends With Demonizing Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The United States Needs a New Approach to Visas and Immigration Benefits
    January 8, 2021

    The Biden administration faces a fundamental challenge in reforming the U.S. immigration system: making the United States more welcoming to immigrants. Part of this effort will involve overturning Trump-era bans on visa categories and immigration from certain parts of the world. But it will also involve reimagining how immigration benefits are provided to noncitizens already […] The post The United States Needs a New Approach to Visas and Immigration Benefits appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • It’s Time to Fix the Immigration Court System
    January 8, 2021

    This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  The backbone of a functioning justice system is due process. Yet over 1.25 million immigrants are fighting for their right to survive in an immigration court system that is anything […] The post It’s Time to Fix the Immigration Court System appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Why Immigrants With Strong Ties to the US Should Be Allowed to Stay
    January 7, 2021

    This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  The Biden administration will soon lead a vibrant nation of immigrants—a nation that includes millions of noncitizens with deep ties to the United States who are at risk of deportation. […] The post Why Immigrants With Strong Ties to the US Should Be Allowed to Stay appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Biden Can Restore Humanitarian Protection at the Border
    January 6, 2021

    This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  The United States has long been a place of refuge for those seeking protection. At least one million people have arrived at our southern border seeking such refuge since 2013. […] The post How Biden Can Restore Humanitarian Protection at the Border appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Biden Can Reform Immigration Enforcement and Detention
    January 4, 2021

    This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  When the Biden administration takes office on January 20, it will have both the opportunity and responsibility to begin the difficult work of reforming immigration enforcement in the United States. […] The post How Biden Can Reform Immigration Enforcement and Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS and ICE Must Give People Access to Their Immigration Files After Losing Lawsuit
    December 18, 2020

    People who need access to their government immigration records scored a huge victory in the Nightingale et al. v. USCIS case on December 17. A judge ruled that a nationwide class of individuals should have access to their immigration files—called A-Files—within the timeframes outlined in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) statute. A-Files contain records […] The post USCIS and ICE Must Give People Access to Their Immigration Files After Losing Lawsuit appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]