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  • In Blow to Asylum, House Appropriations Committee Greenlights Title 42
    June 27, 2022

    The House Appropriations Committee on Friday passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023, as part of the year-over-year process that Congress undertakes to fund the government. Although the bill contains several pro-immigrant measures, much of that progress was overshadowed by a successful last-minute amendment targeting asylum. The amendment would […] The post In Blow to Asylum, House Appropriations Committee Greenlights Title 42 appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas
    June 24, 2022

    Surprising data recently revealed that consular officers denied applicants for employer-sponsored immigrant visas at a far higher rate than U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers denied green cards to employer-sponsored applicants. Data analyzed by the Cato Institute shows that since Fiscal Year 2008, USCIS denied about 8% of employer-sponsored immigrants while the average denial […] The post State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration Expands Exemptions for Afghan Nationals Otherwise Inadmissible
    June 22, 2022

    Obtaining immigration benefits from the U.S. government is always difficult, but it is even harder for people who have ever had any interaction with an organization or government that is deemed to support terrorism. As thousands of Afghans apply for immigration benefits in the United States, many risk being denied due to interactions with the […] The post Biden Administration Expands Exemptions for Afghan Nationals Otherwise Inadmissible appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court’s Ruling Lets the Agent Off.
    June 10, 2022

    The Supreme Court issued a decision on Wednesday barring a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for reportedly entering the property of a U.S. citizen without a warrant and assaulting him. The ruling in Egbert v. Boule emboldens Border Patrol agents to act without consequence, even if their actions may violate the […] The post A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court’s Ruling Lets the Agent Off. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Fortune 500 List Shows America’s Economic Success Relies on Immigrants
    June 9, 2022

    America’s economic success is built on the world’s best and brightest coming to our shores bringing ingenuity, creativity, and determination. From Wall Street to Main Street, businesses started by immigrants have helped the U.S. economy enormously. The history of immigrant entrepreneurship stretches back to the country’s founding. Famously, the designer of the American financial system […] The post New Fortune 500 List Shows America’s Economic Success Relies on Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Hispanic Americans Are Helping Put the Rio Grande Valley on the Map
    June 2, 2022

    Located on the U.S.-Mexico border at the southern tip of Texas lies the Rio Grande Valley, or as Texans call it “the Valley” or “RGV.” While the RGV–made up of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties–most recently made national news during Texas Governor Abbott’s anti-immigrant blockade, there is so much more to the region.   The […] The post Hispanic Americans Are Helping Put the Rio Grande Valley on the Map appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Lawsuit Challenges Delays in U.S. Citizenship Application Processing Due to Cave-Stored Files
    June 1, 2022

    Thirteen U.S. lawful permanent residents filed a lawsuit to end the delay by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in processing their applications to become U.S. citizens. The excessive delays are now threatening their ability to vote in the November 2022 elections. The plaintiffs each filed their applications in 2020. Yet, they are still waiting […] The post Lawsuit Challenges Delays in U.S. Citizenship Application Processing Due to Cave-Stored Files appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden’s New Asylum Rules Go Into Effect On A Limited Basis
    May 31, 2022

    The Biden administration’s overhaul of the asylum system went into effect for the first time on May 31, but only a limited basis. According to guidance published by the Department of Homeland Security, the rule will initially be applied to several hundred asylum seekers per month. The rule will only be for those who are […] The post Biden’s New Asylum Rules Go Into Effect On A Limited Basis appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Declares Immigration Checkpoints Unconstitutional
    May 25, 2022

    Mexico’s Supreme Court released a decision on May 18 that struck down the policy of stopping and searching individuals to check their immigration status as racist and discriminatory—and therefore unconstitutional. Such searches have been part of Mexico’s broad attempt to crack down on migration through its territory, largely due to pressure from the United States […] The post Mexico’s Supreme Court Declares Immigration Checkpoints Unconstitutional appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Judge Blocks Termination of Title 42: What You Need to Know
    May 23, 2022

    Just three days before Title 42 was set to end on May 23, a federal judge in Louisiana blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from ending the controversial policy. With the court order in place, Title 42 is unlikely to be lifted for months, possibly years. As a result, the border remains […] The post Federal Judge Blocks Termination of Title 42: What You Need to Know appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]