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  • Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Regulation Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Comments
    December 11, 2018

    On Monday night, the 60–day comment period for the Trump administration’s proposed public charge regulation drew to a close. More than 210,000 comments were submitted, with the majority of publicly available comments opposing the rule. Comments on the proposed regulation, which has the potential to drastically slash legal immigration, will now be reviewed before any […] The post Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Regulation Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Comments appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court to Consider Again Whether Children Can Be Deported Without Attorneys
    December 10, 2018

    On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in C.J.L.G. v. Whitaker, a case that addresses whether children facing deportation have the right to a court-appointed attorney. Currently, immigration courts order unrepresented children deported despite the potential life-or-death consequences of these cases. C.J. fled Honduras when he was 13-years-old after he was held […] The post Federal Court to Consider Again Whether Children Can Be Deported Without Attorneys appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS’ Proposed H1-B Registration Rule Creates More Uncertainty for Employers
    December 7, 2018

    Just months short of the normal starting date for the annual H-1B petition process, USCIS has proposed major changes. U.S. employers who rely on this visa category, which is for jobs that require a bachelor’s or higher degree in a “specific specialty” or equivalent at the entry-level, are now in limbo, unsure whether these changes […] The post USCIS’ Proposed H1-B Registration Rule Creates More Uncertainty for Employers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How to Engage in an Immigration Debate Where Everyone Has Their Own Facts
    December 6, 2018

    Advocates of immigrant rights decry working in what feels like the age of the fact-free debate. A debate driven in large part by leaders willing to cherry-pick facts on immigration that encourage division and sacrifice solutions. Yet, all of us have a role to play in improving the nature of the public debate on immigration. […] The post How to Engage in an Immigration Debate Where Everyone Has Their Own Facts appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Government Data Shows ICE Detention Relies on Private Companies and Remote Locations
    December 5, 2018

    There is a lot that we don’t know about immigration detention. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been in the headlines more often than in past years, the network of facilities ICE uses to imprison immigrants is a major aspect of the agency that is often hidden in plain sight. According to a national […] The post Government Data Shows ICE Detention Relies on Private Companies and Remote Locations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The United States Could Solve Undocumented Immigration With a Better System
    December 4, 2018

    New estimates indicate that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States continues a decade-long decline, standing at about 10.7 million as of 2016 (down from 12.2 million in 2007). Just as important as the numbers themselves, however, are the trends that underlie them: migrants are now primarily coming from Central America, not Mexico. […] The post The United States Could Solve Undocumented Immigration With a Better System appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What Matthew Whitaker’s Designation as Acting Attorney General Means for Immigration
    December 3, 2018

    Following Jeff Sessions’ resignation as Attorney General, President Trump named Matthew Whitaker to replace him—a move that has already inspired multiple lawsuits that contend the designation was illegal. In a recent immigration case, an amicus brief explains why designating Sessions’ former chief of staff is unlawful. The amicus brief was filed in Matter of Negusie, […] The post What Matthew Whitaker’s Designation as Acting Attorney General Means for Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Government Failed to Conduct Background Checks on Staffers at Migrant Child Tent City
    November 30, 2018

    Thousands of migrant children are currently being held at a tent city in Tornillo, Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. Most of the children traveled alone in order to flee from violence in their Central American home countries and to reunite with family members already in the United States. An investigation released this week by the […] The post The Government Failed to Conduct Background Checks on Staffers at Migrant Child Tent City appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Autopsy Report Shows Transgender Immigrant Woman Beaten Before Death in ICE Custody
    November 29, 2018

    Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in May, weeks after presenting herself at the San Ysidro port of entry to ask for asylum. An independent autopsy report released this week revealed evidence that Hernández was physically beaten while in ICE custody prior to […] The post Autopsy Report Shows Transgender Immigrant Woman Beaten Before Death in ICE Custody appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Will American Workers Take Another Hit If President Trump Closes the US-Mexico Border?
    November 28, 2018

    President Trump wants the Mexican government to turn back the “caravan” of Central American and Mexican asylum-seekers—and he’s threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border if it doesn’t. In an ominous tweet on November 26, the president declared that if the Mexican government didn’t get a handle on the situation, “We will close the Border permanently […] The post Will American Workers Take Another Hit If President Trump Closes the US-Mexico Border? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]