Employment-Based
and Family-Based
Immigration Law

News

  • This Citizenship Day Marred by Government’s Focus on Stripping People of Their Citizenship
    September 17, 2018

    Each year on September 17, America marks Citizenship Day, an annual opportunity to reflect on the benefits and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. In years past, it was used as a day to celebrate new Americans and encourage others who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. However, this year is different, as the security associated with […] The post This Citizenship Day Marred by Government’s Focus on Stripping People of Their Citizenship appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • As Florence Hits US, Trump Administration Diverts Funds for Disaster Relief Towards Immigration Enforcement
    September 14, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence pummels the southeastern United States, newly released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents show that a total of $200 million—including $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the summer of 2018. This transfer of funds, which allows the agency to have […] The post As Florence Hits US, Trump Administration Diverts Funds for Disaster Relief Towards Immigration Enforcement appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Government Agrees to Give Some Separated Families A Second Chance to Seek Asylum
    September 13, 2018

    In a tentative partial settlement agreement reached with lawyers representing parents and children who were separated as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the government has agreed to give thousands of parents and children a second chance to seek asylum. Organizations have argued that parents were so traumatized by the separation from […] The post Government Agrees to Give Some Separated Families A Second Chance to Seek Asylum appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Rural Communities Get Boost From Growing Immigrant Population
    September 12, 2018

    In rural communities throughout the United States, immigration has been a demographic lifeline that offsets—at least in part—the dwindling number of native-born Americans. In fact, as a report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) explains, there are many rural areas in which schools, hospitals, and businesses would have shut their doors if not for […] The post Rural Communities Get Boost From Growing Immigrant Population appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • In a Speech to New Immigration Judges, Attorney General Sessions Attacks Immigration Lawyers and Judicial Independence
    September 11, 2018

    Rather than encourage the new class of 44 immigration judges to be fair and impartial adjudicators in his Monday morning speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions advocated for a deeply flawed immigration court system and directed judges to carry out the Trump administration’s punitive, anti-immigration agenda. While many would have taken the opportunity to reinforce principles […] The post In a Speech to New Immigration Judges, Attorney General Sessions Attacks Immigration Lawyers and Judicial Independence appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • For $182 Million a Year, the Military Is Being Used at the Border to Shovel Manure and Conduct Other Menial Labor
    September 10, 2018

    The Pentagon recently announced that up to 4,000 National Guard troops will remain deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border through September 2019, following a 12-month extension authorized by Defense Secretary James Mattis. But the nature of the military service members’ work at the border—which is mostly menial labor—will still cost millions. The original deployment order, set […] The post For $182 Million a Year, the Military Is Being Used at the Border to Shovel Manure and Conduct Other Menial Labor appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Government Study Attempts to Undermine Legal Orientation Program for Detained Immigrants
    September 7, 2018

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) released “Phase I” of its review of the federally-funded Legal Orientation Program (LOP) this week. The review came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to end the program in April but was forced to reverse that decision after receiving significant bipartisan pushback from Congress. The LOP, which is managed by […] The post New Government Study Attempts to Undermine Legal Orientation Program for Detained Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Proposes Regulations in ‘Flores’ to Detain Migrant Children Longer in Unsafe Conditions
    September 6, 2018

    The Trump administration is proposing new regulations to indefinitely detain immigrant children at the border and keep them in unsafe conditions, creating a false choice between separating families or detaining children indefinitely. This misguided effort would continue the administration’s pattern of inflicting needless suffering on asylum-seeking children. The Flores Settlement Agreement (“Flores”) is a decades-old […] The post Trump Administration Proposes Regulations in ‘Flores’ to Detain Migrant Children Longer in Unsafe Conditions appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Brett Kavanaugh’s Record on Immigration Raises Questions
    September 5, 2018

    President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court—D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh—appears in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week to answer questions about his judicial record and temperament.  During multiple days of hearings, senators are expected to ask him about his position on everything from abortion to gun rights, […] The post Brett Kavanaugh’s Record on Immigration Raises Questions appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Judge Allows DACA Renewals to Continue for Now
    September 4, 2018

    This week will mark the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s announcement ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Yet, defenders and recipients of DACA are celebrating a decision that came late last week, in which several states attempting to end the initiative were hit with a major setback. On Friday, U.S. Judge Andrew […] The post Federal Judge Allows DACA Renewals to Continue for Now appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]