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  • Judge Blocks President Trump’s New Asylum Ban
    November 20, 2018

    Ruling in a lawsuit late Monday night, a federal judge in San Francisco put the Trump administration’s asylum ban—an unprecedented move that barred asylum to any individual crossing the Southern border between ports of entry—on hold. Citing the Immigration and Nationality Act, which provides that any person may apply for asylum “whether or not” they […] The post Judge Blocks President Trump’s New Asylum Ban appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Number of Immigrant Children in Detention Just Hit Record Levels – Again
    November 19, 2018

    After a summer in which almost 3,000 migrant children were separated from their parents at the border, the Trump administration admitted last week that it was holding a record number of children in government custody. Around 14,000 children classified as “unaccompanied children” are now being held in the custody of the Department of Health and […] The post The Number of Immigrant Children in Detention Just Hit Record Levels – Again appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Nominee for ICE Director Refuses to Back Down on Family Separation
    November 16, 2018

    Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had a nomination hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday. He had previously served as the former deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), so he faced a committee eager to grill him about his […] The post Nominee for ICE Director Refuses to Back Down on Family Separation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact Vulnerable Immigrants
    November 15, 2018

    The Trump administration’s move to deport more people from the United States has come into sharp focus again as it targets some of the most vulnerable immigrants with its Notice to Appear (NTA) policy. The new policy, announced in June 2018, had already dramatically altered the role of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by […] The post Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact Vulnerable Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • When Immigrant Parents Are Deported, The Entire Family Suffers, Survey Shows
    November 14, 2018

    Another form of family separation is on the rise—the deportation of relatives with longstanding ties to the United States. Those left behind in the United States often face significant hardships, a new study from the Kino Border Initiative shows. Families can become impoverished, as relatives are unable to meet basic needs such as housing and […] The post When Immigrant Parents Are Deported, The Entire Family Suffers, Survey Shows appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DACA Is Still in Effect as It Heads to the Supreme Court
    November 13, 2018

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stinging rebuke to President Trump’s ongoing efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative last week, unanimously upholding a lower court injunction which had blocked the Trump administration from ending the program. Just three days before that hearing, the Department of Justice (DOJ) took […] The post DACA Is Still in Effect as It Heads to the Supreme Court appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The US Military’s Diversity Is Part of Its Strength
    November 12, 2018

    The United States Armed Forces has done some of its greatest work when it has dismantled barriers to service and opened its ranks to Americans of different backgrounds and identities. Inclusivity within the U.S. military has been hard-fought but admittedly slow. Black service members have fought in every single war since America’s founding, but were […] The post The US Military’s Diversity Is Part of Its Strength appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Illegal Ban on Asylum Seekers Solves Nothing
    November 9, 2018

    In response to a much over-hyped caravan of migrants slowly trekking north through Mexico, the Trump administration announced new rules to block people from applying for asylum if they cross between the ports of entry along the Southern border. The rules take effect immediately, setting the stage for an utterly avoidable crisis that will put […] The post Trump’s Illegal Ban on Asylum Seekers Solves Nothing appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • A Look Back at Immigration Under Sessions’ Justice Department
    November 9, 2018

    Jeff Sessions resigned as Attorney General on Wednesday, less than two years after the Senate narrowly confirmed him to the post. Sessions’ tenure as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer, while relatively short-lived, was a boon to anti-immigrant groups and Trump’s hardline approach to immigration. Sessions has a troubling history when it comes to immigration, […] The post A Look Back at Immigration Under Sessions’ Justice Department appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • 2018 Midterms and Immigration: What Will Congress Do Next?
    November 7, 2018

    While the pundits digest the lessons to be learned from the 2018 midterm elections, one takeaway is immediately clear: many Americans want Congress to resume its critical role of checks and balances on the Trump administration and its overzealous immigration agenda. Democrats’ control of the House of Representatives offers significant opportunity for the 116th Congress […] The post 2018 Midterms and Immigration: What Will Congress Do Next? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]