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  • ‘I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue to Build American Communities.’
    November 11, 2019

    On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s 2017 rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The court’s decision will impact the ability of nearly 700,000 DACA recipients across the country to continue to live and work in the United States without fear […] The post ‘I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue to Build American Communities.’ appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS’ Denial Rates for H-1B Petitions Have Quadrupled
    November 8, 2019

    The Trump administration, acting through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is disrupting the process by which U.S. employers obtain work authorization for highly skilled foreign professionals. According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, these changes are affecting how often H-1B petitions are denied and the length of time it takes […] The post USCIS’ Denial Rates for H-1B Petitions Have Quadrupled appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum
    November 7, 2019

    The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would delay work authorization for people seeking asylum in the United States. The move is drawing opposition from advocates across the country. The proposed rule risks leaving people unable to support themselves and their families for months. The rule would eliminate a 30-day deadline by which […] The post Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What’s Happened to the People Returned to Mexico Under the Migrant Protection Protocols?
    November 6, 2019

    It’s been nearly a year since the Trump administration announced the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or the “Remain in Mexico” program. This program forces vulnerable asylum seekers to return to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration court dates. It has since been expanded to six cities along the border. The U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) […] The post What’s Happened to the People Returned to Mexico Under the Migrant Protection Protocols? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • A Federal Agency Is Deleting Court Records That Implicate Trump’s Immigration Policies  
    November 5, 2019

    Understanding how the immigration agencies operate has never been more important. Equally important is being able to rely on the information that those agencies release to the public. For this reason, a recent report issued by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is cause for alarm. The research center discovered that the Executive Office for […] The post A Federal Agency Is Deleting Court Records That Implicate Trump’s Immigration Policies   appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban?
    November 4, 2019

    A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s health care ban on Saturday, one day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The ban would have barred entry for any prospective immigrant who could not prove they would be covered by qualifying health insurance within their first 30 days in the United States or […] The post What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Artificial Intelligence Industry Thrives on a Global Workforce
    November 1, 2019

    At a time when skills related to the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are in very short supply, the U.S. government is making it harder to recruit highly trained professionals from abroad. According to a report from Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, U.S. immigration policies have undercut the U.S. high-tech sector […] The post The Artificial Intelligence Industry Thrives on a Global Workforce appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Congress Debates Current Policies That Make Life More Difficult for Immigrant Service Members and Their Families
    October 31, 2019

    At a House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Hearing on Tuesday, Congress heard testimony from experts about the impact of recent immigration policies affecting foreign-born military members, veterans, and their families. The witnesses addressed a myriad of policy changes surrounding the naturalization of service members and the separation of military families. Policy changes have resulted in an […] The post Congress Debates Current Policies That Make Life More Difficult for Immigrant Service Members and Their Families appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications
    October 30, 2019

    The cost of filing an application for citizenship—usually a hefty $725—has long been a barrier for some immigrants. Now, a change to the naturalization process may leave even more people priced out of becoming a U.S. citizen. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new policy that will change how the agency determines […] The post USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans Extended, While Liberians Face Looming Deadline for Departure
    October 29, 2019

    Following an agreement between the governments of the United States and El Salvador, Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be able to extend their status for another year into early 2021. At the same time, many Liberians with special protections from deportation are suddenly facing a much different fate. The U.S. and Salvadoran governments […] The post Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans Extended, While Liberians Face Looming Deadline for Departure appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]