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  • ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations
    December 5, 2019

    Attorney General Sessions’ orders to prioritize prosecuting people for immigration-related offenses in 2017 and 2018 put a significant strain on law enforcement across the border, diverting resources away from drug and organized crime prosecutions. The increase in immigration prosecutions, which played a primary role in the family separation crisis, also led to overcrowded jails, backed […] The post ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Government Knew It Didn’t Have the Technology to Track Separated Families. It Did So Anyway.
    December 4, 2019

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—the agency responsible for systematically separating thousands of migrant families in the summer of 2018—lacked the technology or mechanisms to record and track the separations, a government watchdog group recently found. Family separations—done under the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance policy”—started before the policy was even announced. The policy was first […] The post The Government Knew It Didn’t Have the Technology to Track Separated Families. It Did So Anyway. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Courts Further Limit Legal Help Available to People Facing Deportation
    December 3, 2019

    Every year, thousands of people are forced to face the complex deportation system without an attorney representing them. Now, the immigration courts are seeking to limit the assistance that these individuals can receive from “friend of the court” attorneys. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the agency which includes the nation’s immigration courts, released […] The post Immigration Courts Further Limit Legal Help Available to People Facing Deportation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities
    December 2, 2019

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently published an update to its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of people held in facilities that rent some of their beds to ICE, often city or county jails. The new standards may weaken some protections for up to 20% of ICE’s detained population. ICE does […] The post ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Talking Turkey About America’s Most Pressing Issues
    November 26, 2019

    Each year, we gather around dinner tables at Thanksgiving with people we love—but don’t necessarily agree with—when it comes to politics and the direction of the country. The political discourse of the past several years has left many people feeling that their values are under attack. They disagree with or have lost faith in our […] The post Talking Turkey About America’s Most Pressing Issues appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Volunteer Found Not Guilty After Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants
    November 25, 2019

    Over the last decade, the remains of more than 1,600 people have been found in the Arizona desert. Groups like No More Deaths, whose mission is “ending death and suffering in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands,” work to decrease that number. Their volunteer-based work is motivated by the slogan “Humanitarian aid is never a crime.” Last week, […] The post Volunteer Found Not Guilty After Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Cities Are Building Inclusive Communities
    November 22, 2019

    What do you envision when you think of a community that is welcoming? Researchers have developed ways of defining and evaluating how welcoming cities are across the United States. The results are in—Midwestern cities are leading the pack. According to New American Economy, which produced an index of the 100 largest cities based on policies […] The post How Cities Are Building Inclusive Communities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed
    November 21, 2019

    White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is no friend to immigrants—particularly those he views as racially “lesser than.” While this is evident from the anti-immigrant policies Miller has promoted over the past three years, it is also crystal clear in the private messages he sends to other anti-immigrant activists. In these unguarded moments, Miller […] The post Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Begins Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala
    November 20, 2019

    In yet another major blow to America’s asylum system, on Wednesday the Trump administration reportedly began sending some asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to Guatemala rather than permit them to seek protection in the United States. Under the “Asylum Cooperative Agreement” deal signed with Guatemala in July, the Guatemalan government will process the […] The post Trump Administration Begins Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Moves Forward With Seizing Private Land for Border Wall, Offers Landowners $100 for ‘Irrevocable’ Access
    November 19, 2019

    The Trump administration is preparing to seize private land in Texas to continue construction of the president’s long-promised border wall. According to government officials familiar with the process, the administration plans to take over the private land before telling property owners how much it will pay them in return. Attorneys for the Department of Defense […] The post Trump Moves Forward With Seizing Private Land for Border Wall, Offers Landowners $100 for ‘Irrevocable’ Access appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]