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  • The Supreme Court Takes on Enforcement Priorities and Other Immigration Questions in Its 2022 – 2023 Term
    November 30, 2022

    The Supreme Court will tackle more hot button immigration issues in its 2022 – 2023 term. Front and center is the Biden administration’s effort to set immigration enforcement priorities. But the Court will also consider what a noncitizen must do to get federal court review of immigration court decisions. It may also accept review of […] The post The Supreme Court Takes on Enforcement Priorities and Other Immigration Questions in Its 2022 – 2023 Term appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Talking Turkey: How to Appreciate Another View at the Dinner Table
    November 24, 2022

    Irrespective of your politics, no matter your football allegiances, the joy of Thanksgiving binds you with millions of others who are also celebrating togetherness. Some of us might gather with family and friends, while others might celebrate as a community of neighbors. Some will enjoy menu-staples, such as turkey and mash potatoes, while others might […] The post Talking Turkey: How to Appreciate Another View at the Dinner Table appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • From Farm to Your Thanksgiving Table: America’s Food Supply Relies on Immigrant Crop Workers
    November 22, 2022

    As Thanksgiving approaches, many cooks are busy planning their holiday meals. However, this year’s Thanksgiving meals will likely be more expensive as food prices soar. This is partly due to America’s ongoing labor shortage in agriculture, especially for fruit and vegetable crop production, where 57.0% of workers are immigrants. Farm workers are fundamental to America’s […] The post From Farm to Your Thanksgiving Table: America’s Food Supply Relies on Immigrant Crop Workers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs
    November 11, 2022

    The backlog of pending applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased exponentially in the last few years. Congress is finally taking notice. The Case Backlog and Transparency Act, introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas on October 25, seeks to address the long delays encountered by millions of immigrants who applied for an immigration […] The post Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations
    November 8, 2022

    Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It highlighted the dangers of […] The post ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Gainesville Takes Steps Toward Immigrant Inclusion With Gateways for Growth Program
    November 4, 2022

    Written by Ethan Maia de Needell, Immigrant Programs Manager, Rural Women’s Health Project The immigrant community in Gainesville, Florida has been steadily increasing over the years, already making up over 10% of our total population. Despite this, our local institutions and public agencies have a long way to go to create an environment that is […] The post Gainesville Takes Steps Toward Immigrant Inclusion With Gateways for Growth Program appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black Immigrants in Detention
    November 4, 2022

    Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the report argues that this discriminatory treatment of Black immigrants is the result of […] The post New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black Immigrants in Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt American Workers, New Study Finds
    November 3, 2022

    Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not require a high level of […] The post Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt American Workers, New Study Finds appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Arizona Dreamers’ Chance of In-State Tuition Rely on the Midterm Elections
    November 1, 2022

    While it seems like all eyes are on the states that could determine the outcome of this year’s midterm elections, it’s important to remember that the consequences of November 8 will extend beyond the makeup of the 118th United States Congress. This year’s elections could have dramatic, and immediate, consequences at the state and local […] The post Arizona Dreamers’ Chance of In-State Tuition Rely on the Midterm Elections appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • 71% of Immigrants Win Their Cases Thanks to Pro Bono Volunteers with the Immigration Justice Campaign
    October 27, 2022

    Every year at the end of October, legal service providers come together to celebrate Pro Bono Week. It is a dedicated opportunity to acknowledge the amazing work that our volunteers do—work that is the foundation of the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Justice Campaign. In an immigration system that is set up to make it almost […] The post 71% of Immigrants Win Their Cases Thanks to Pro Bono Volunteers with the Immigration Justice Campaign appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]