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  • Biden Announces Immigration Protections for Up to 550,000 Spouses and Children of US Citizens
    June 18, 2024

    On June 18, the Biden administration announced two major new policies which may help provide streamlined paths to legal status for certain long-time undocumented immigrants. The first policy will allow undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens who have been in the country to apply for “parole in place,” a protection against deportation which will also allow […] The post Biden Announces Immigration Protections for Up to 550,000 Spouses and Children of US Citizens appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The 2024 ‘Celebrate America’ Creative Writing Contest Winner: Stories of Us
    June 17, 2024

    Stories of Us I sit By the windowsill Gazing outside. Down, on the street, so many heads, Each is unique. Amidst the traffic and frantic honking, I sense the presence of Millions of others, Just like me. I contemplate The journeys. Each of us— All of us have a story. When mothers and fathers Ventured […] The post The 2024 ‘Celebrate America’ Creative Writing Contest Winner: Stories of Us appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Border Patrol’s 100th Anniversary Offers Chance to Look Back at Its Disturbing Origins
    June 7, 2024

    The U.S. Border Patrol turned 100 years old on May 28. Its troubled origins and history form the backdrop for contemporary concerns about the agency, including impunity for abuses against migrants and citizens alike. The Border Patrol’s centennial provides an opportunity to shed light on the agency’s lack of accountability and to pursue a vision […] The post Border Patrol’s 100th Anniversary Offers Chance to Look Back at Its Disturbing Origins appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Are More Undocumented Immigrants Living in the US Now? Here’s What the Numbers Say
    June 7, 2024

    According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, about 11.0 million undocumented immigrants were living in the United States in 2022—a 4.6% increase from 2020. This is still a 5.2% drop from the recent high of 11.6 million in 2010. The report from the Office of Homeland Security Statistics further found […] The post Are More Undocumented Immigrants Living in the US Now? Here’s What the Numbers Say appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden’s New Changes to the Asylum Process: What You Need to Know
    June 5, 2024

    On June 4, President Biden issued a sweeping order under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act claiming that allows him to “suspend the entry” of most migrants who cross the border between ports of entry, echoing a similar order issued by President Trump in November 2018. Like the Trump action in 2018, Biden’s […] The post Biden’s New Changes to the Asylum Process: What You Need to Know appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Borderland: The Line Within Takes Viewers Through CBP’s Raid on a Humanitarian Aid Camp
    May 31, 2024

    Borderland: The Line Within, a documentary directed by Pamela Yates and produced by Skylight Pictures, made its theatrical debut on May 3. Borderland takes viewers through a gripping narrative of how immigration enforcement agencies—from the U.S.-Mexico border to places well within our nation’s interior—have created what the film calls the “border industrial complex,” a system […] The post Borderland: The Line Within Takes Viewers Through CBP’s Raid on a Humanitarian Aid Camp appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Government’s Move to Terminate Flores Agreement Could Leave Immigrant Children Unprotected
    May 22, 2024

    The Department of Justice asked a court to partially terminate the decades-old agreement that protects the rights of immigrant children earlier this month. The government argues that the Flores Settlement Agreement is no longer needed because a new Department of Health and Human Services regulation finalized on April 30 will provide sufficient protections to immigrant […] The post Government’s Move to Terminate Flores Agreement Could Leave Immigrant Children Unprotected appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Iowa’s Texas Copycat Immigration Law Challenged in Court
    May 17, 2024

    Iowa is following in the footsteps of Texas with a new law that would allow state officials to arrest, detain, and remove noncitizens who have reentered the United States after being deported—even if the person returned with permission from the federal government or later gained lawful immigration status. Just like Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), […] The post Iowa’s Texas Copycat Immigration Law Challenged in Court appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Proposes Rule to Quickly Remove Certain Migrants During Initial Screening Process at the Border
    May 13, 2024

    On May 9, the Biden administration proposed a rule that would allow asylum officers to consider and impose certain restrictions or “bars” to the initial asylum screening process at the border. Currently, these bars are considered later in the asylum process at a full hearing before an immigration judge. Comments are being accepted until June […] The post Biden Proposes Rule to Quickly Remove Certain Migrants During Initial Screening Process at the Border appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Taking Welcoming Work to New Heights in the Lone Star State: Welcoming Interactive 2024
    May 10, 2024

    Six years ago, the Dallas City Council passed a resolution to make the city more welcoming for immigrants and long-time residents alike. The city council proposed policy recommendations to address the unprecedented challenges immigrants and refugees in the Texas city face. Alongside the resolution, the city, in collaboration with multisector stakeholders, launched the Welcoming Dallas […] The post Taking Welcoming Work to New Heights in the Lone Star State: Welcoming Interactive 2024 appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]