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  • Sick From Eating That Salad? Blame Trump’s Immigration Policies
    December 18, 2018

    In 2018 alone, the Center for Disease Control has been called to investigate 24 instances of foodborne disease outbreaks, marking the highest number of investigations since 2006. These recent outbreaks have tainted much of the United States’ food supply, from salad to beef to everyday breakfast cereal. Some experts have pointed to the Trump administration’s […] The post Sick From Eating That Salad? Blame Trump’s Immigration Policies appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How to Prevent More Deaths in Border Patrol Custody
    December 17, 2018

    In a year marked by the Trump administration’s cruel attempts to deter asylum-seeking families from coming to the United States, the news that a child had died in immigration custody appears to be a tragic low. While the circumstances of the death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal is still being investigated, this tragedy came as no surprise […] The post How to Prevent More Deaths in Border Patrol Custody appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Lawsuit Challenging Delays in Asylum Screening Interviews and Bond Hearings Continues
    December 14, 2018

    A federal court in Seattle on Tuesday permitted a case challenging unlawful delays in asylum screening interviews and bond hearings for asylum seekers to move forward over the government’s objection. The plaintiffs in the case are four immigrants who came to the United States to seek asylum. After they arrived, immigration officials kept them in […] The post Lawsuit Challenging Delays in Asylum Screening Interviews and Bond Hearings Continues appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • First International Agreement on Migration Lacks US Participation
    December 13, 2018

    For the first time, countries across the world recognized the importance of coordinated action to address the growing challenges of managing migration. On Monday, more than 160 United Nations member states adopted the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco, without the support of the United States. The Global Compact is the first international agreement […] The post First International Agreement on Migration Lacks US Participation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Uptick in Worksite Enforcement Hurts US Businesses and Economy
    December 12, 2018

    In its battle against undocumented immigration, the Trump administration appears to be focused on looking tough rather than addressing real problems. Judging from the latest official statistics on the worksite enforcement actions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency is devoting its resources to capturing large numbers of low-level undocumented workers who are […] The post Uptick in Worksite Enforcement Hurts US Businesses and Economy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Regulation Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Comments
    December 11, 2018

    On Monday night, the 60–day comment period for the Trump administration’s proposed public charge regulation drew to a close. More than 210,000 comments were submitted, with the majority of publicly available comments opposing the rule. Comments on the proposed regulation, which has the potential to drastically slash legal immigration, will now be reviewed before any […] The post Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Regulation Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Comments appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court to Consider Again Whether Children Can Be Deported Without Attorneys
    December 10, 2018

    On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in C.J.L.G. v. Whitaker, a case that addresses whether children facing deportation have the right to a court-appointed attorney. Currently, immigration courts order unrepresented children deported despite the potential life-or-death consequences of these cases. C.J. fled Honduras when he was 13-years-old after he was held […] The post Federal Court to Consider Again Whether Children Can Be Deported Without Attorneys appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS’ Proposed H1-B Registration Rule Creates More Uncertainty for Employers
    December 7, 2018

    Just months short of the normal starting date for the annual H-1B petition process, USCIS has proposed major changes. U.S. employers who rely on this visa category, which is for jobs that require a bachelor’s or higher degree in a “specific specialty” or equivalent at the entry-level, are now in limbo, unsure whether these changes […] The post USCIS’ Proposed H1-B Registration Rule Creates More Uncertainty for Employers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How to Engage in an Immigration Debate Where Everyone Has Their Own Facts
    December 6, 2018

    Advocates of immigrant rights decry working in what feels like the age of the fact-free debate. A debate driven in large part by leaders willing to cherry-pick facts on immigration that encourage division and sacrifice solutions. Yet, all of us have a role to play in improving the nature of the public debate on immigration. […] The post How to Engage in an Immigration Debate Where Everyone Has Their Own Facts appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Government Data Shows ICE Detention Relies on Private Companies and Remote Locations
    December 5, 2018

    There is a lot that we don’t know about immigration detention. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been in the headlines more often than in past years, the network of facilities ICE uses to imprison immigrants is a major aspect of the agency that is often hidden in plain sight. According to a national […] The post Government Data Shows ICE Detention Relies on Private Companies and Remote Locations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]