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  • Advocates Seek Information About a Secretive Program That Fast-Tracks Deportations
    July 19, 2019

    Since the mid-1980s, immigration courts have operated the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP). The program is designed to quickly deport people serving criminal sentences. Despite how long it’s been in operation, little is known about the IHP. With a lawsuit filed earlier this week, advocates hope to shed light on this inherently secretive, newly-expanded program that […] The post Advocates Seek Information About a Secretive Program That Fast-Tracks Deportations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South
    July 18, 2019

    While members of Congress were struggling to reach a bipartisan deal in February in order to end the government shutdown, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly expanded its complicated network of immigration jails—this time in the Deep South. In late June, ICE started using three jails in Louisiana and Mississippi, with bed-space for 4,000 […] The post ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Census Bureau Asked 250,000 Households About Their Citizenship Status, Despite Court Ruling
    July 17, 2019

    Despite losing at the Supreme Court, the Trump administration still managed to ask nearly a quarter of a million U.S. households about the citizenship status of their household members. That’s because the administration had already started mailing out its 2019 Census Test—a nationwide test used to inform the upcoming 2020 Census—two weeks before the Supreme […] The post Census Bureau Asked 250,000 Households About Their Citizenship Status, Despite Court Ruling appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Asylum Seekers Coming to the US From Third Countries
    July 16, 2019

    People fleeing persecution who arrive to the United States at the southern land border may no longer be able to seek asylum. As of Tuesday, these asylum seekers will instead be denied protection and returned to a country where their lives may be at risk, unless they qualify for a limited exception or meet a […] The post Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Asylum Seekers Coming to the US From Third Countries appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Raids: What to Expect This Week
    July 15, 2019

    After word got out about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) plans to conduct widespread raids across the country on Sunday, ICE agents appeared to scale back their plans. The enforcement agency is instead attempting a quieter—but just as damaging—approach to targeting immigrant families. ICE is reportedly targeting approximately 2,000 people in these raids. By […] The post ICE Raids: What to Expect This Week appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process
    July 12, 2019

    Every day, hundreds of non-English speaking immigrants show up to court for initial hearings where they will see an immigration judge for the first time. But due to a new policy, many immigrants will lose the help of dedicated court interpreters to ensure they understand what’s going on in the hearing. Instead, in-person simultaneous interpreters […] The post Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Rejects More Student Visas From Muslim-Majority Countries
    July 11, 2019

    Hosting foreign students is a vital way the United States builds better relations with other countries. Many foreign students go on to become government, business, and academic leaders in their home countries. The opinion they form of the United States during their student years stays with them throughout their lives. If their experience in the […] The post Trump Administration Rejects More Student Visas From Muslim-Majority Countries appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • 86 Conversations Across US Show Public Opinion on Immigration Is Complex Yet Changeable
    July 10, 2019

    The American public can still deliberate civilly with one another about issues of national importance. The most recent example comes from The Kettering Foundation who hosted 86 conversations across America on the topic of immigration through their National Issues Forums (NIF). The resulting report from these conversations illustrates why efforts to engage on even the […] The post 86 Conversations Across US Show Public Opinion on Immigration Is Complex Yet Changeable appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • A New EOIR Rule Expands Powers of the Board of Immigration Appeals and Attorney General
    July 9, 2019

    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a final rule last week that expands the authority of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Attorney General William Barr when reviewing an immigration judge’s decision following a removal proceeding. The BIA reviews an immigration judge’s decision if ether the individual or the Department of Homeland […] The post A New EOIR Rule Expands Powers of the Board of Immigration Appeals and Attorney General appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Moves to Cut Protections for Military Families
    July 8, 2019

    The Trump administration is reportedly seeking to end important programs that protect the family members of active duty service members and veterans from deportation. NPR reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may scale back or terminate a program called Parole-in-Place (PIP) for military family members. The PIP program provides some spouses and dependents of […] The post Trump Administration Moves to Cut Protections for Military Families appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]