Immigration News Resources
Last September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to publish past versions of the Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Impact Assessments on CBP One, the app that allows asylum seekers to schedule inspection appointments, among other functions. CBP agreed to post these documents in the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) library. Agencies’ FOIA libraries—or […]
The post Lawsuits Prompt Immigration Agencies to Publish Critical Documents in Their FOIA Libraries appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Members of the U.S. Senate are currently negotiating a deal to continue funding the federal government next year, as well as providing military aid to Ukraine But the cost could be the federal government’s ability to provide humanitarian protection to migrants in need. According to public reporting, Senate negotiators are considering several potential restrictions to […]
The post What We Know About the Senate Negotiations That Could Wreck Asylum in the US appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Ally Bolour describes the H-2B visa program, which Congress enacted to meet the demand of U.S. businesses for temporary workers in non-agricultural occupations, and urges specific changes to make the program more effective and responsive to American employers’ needs.
Most Asian adults in the U.S. have been treated as a foreigner or experienced incidents where people assume they are a "model minority."
The post Discrimination Experiences Shape Most Asian Americans’ Lives appeared first on Pew Research Center.
AILA Members and litigation experts Brian Green and Stephen Yale-Loehr describe three SCOTUS cases that could have significant implications for the practice of immigration law; the legitimacy of the current U.S. immigration court system could be undermined depending on the rulings.
The post Potential Game-Changer Cases for Immigration Law at SCOTUS first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Over the last few weeks, as I reflected on writing our annual Thanksgiving blog post, I struggled to find the right words and message. During years past, this post offered best practices for engaging in dialogue across the days’ festivities. And although that recipe has been loved by many, I also felt compelled to dig […]
When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be. After filing an asylum application, asylum seekers must wait an agonizing six months before they can receive a work permit. This makes their already vulnerable position even worse and […]
After weeks of uncertainty as to whether Congress would reach a deal to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, earlier this week Congress passed a continuing resolution bill which funds the government through the end of the year. But this delay will only last a matter of months. In the meantime, Congress is still […]
The post Congress Punts on Supplemental Funding While Setting up Future Fight on Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Employment-Based Immigration to Get an Important Update with Biden’s Artificial Intelligence Executive Order
Written by Steven Hubbard, Senior Data Scientist and Leslie Dellon, Senior Attorney (Business Immigration) The White House’s recent executive order on artificial intelligence marks an important shift in employment-based immigration law, signaling the beginning of a potentially transformative process. As one component of the process, President Biden has required the Department of Labor (DOL) to […]
The unauthorized immigrant population in the United States reached 10.5 million in 2021. That was a modest increase over 2019 but nearly identical to 2017.
The post What we know about unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. appeared first on Pew Research Center.
NYC Chapter Chair Kushal Patel describes the whirlwind effort bringing together the White House, local government, non-profits, and volunteers to conduct a two-week EAD clinic in New York City to help migrants in shelters apply for work permits.
The post White House EAD Sprint Gives Immigrants in Need a Chance to Earn Their Dignity first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Immigration—long central to the American experience—has dominated news coverage in recent years. Between 2016 and 2021 alone, record numbers of migrants arrived at the southern border; the Trump administration imposed travel bans on several Middle Eastern countries; immigrants played vital roles as essential workers in the COVID-19 pandemic; and the Biden administration called on Congress […]
The post Map the Impact: Immigrants Make Up Over 18% of the Total US Population Growth appeared first on Immigration Impact.
States hoping to provide support to their immigrant and refugee residents are taking part in the Office of New Americans (ONA) network. This network has established a forum for state policy leaders to drive positive immigrant and refugee integration into their local workforces and economies. In October, 35 state government officials representing ONAs from across […]
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