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  • Do 287(g) Agreements with ICE Make Communities Safer?
    July 18, 2024

    Written by Juan Avilez, Policy Associate for State and Local Initiatives and Raul Pinto, Deputy Legal Director  Texas’ SB4 set the tone for the national discourse around immigration enforcement. Since then, certain states have felt emboldened to create their own immigration enforcement regimes, like Iowa and Oklahoma, which enacted equally strict copycat bills. Other states […] The post Do 287(g) Agreements with ICE Make Communities Safer? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrants May Benefit While Others Lose Out From the Supreme Court’s Decision Overruling Chevron
    July 11, 2024

    The Supreme Court handed a momentous victory to supporters of deregulation on June 28 in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, discarding the long-standing doctrine known as Chevron deference. The decision will almost certainly lead to a sea-change in how federal agencies are able to do their work, with huge and likely devastating impacts on the […] The post Immigrants May Benefit While Others Lose Out From the Supreme Court’s Decision Overruling Chevron appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrants Do Not Displace US Workers or Reduce Wages
    July 9, 2024

    By Robin Lundh, Research Manager and Karen Aho, Consultant A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper confirms that immigration continues to benefit American workers. The study finds that recent increases in immigration to the United States correlate with more jobs and higher wages for U.S.-born workers. “Even when these two groups [immigrants and […] The post Immigrants Do Not Displace US Workers or Reduce Wages appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • We’ve Tracked Over 700 Immigration Bills This Year. Here Are the Trends We’ve Seen.
    July 8, 2024

    Written by Juan Avilez, State and Local Policy Associate and Victoria Francis, Deputy Director of State and Local Initiatives  As we reach the mid-year point in 2024, most states have concluded their legislative sessions, and once again, immigrant-related policies have taken center stage. This year, legislatures advancing harmful policies targeting immigrant communities have stolen the […] The post We’ve Tracked Over 700 Immigration Bills This Year. Here Are the Trends We’ve Seen. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrants Are Key to Filling US Labor Shortages, New Data Finds
    July 2, 2024

    Almost one in every seven people in the United States is an immigrant, according to the American Immigration Council’s new analysis of the 2022 American Community Survey. The updated state-level data from the Council’s Map the Impact tool reveals how immigrants—including those who are undocumented—make crucial contributions through their work in vital industries, starting businesses, […] The post Immigrants Are Key to Filling US Labor Shortages, New Data Finds appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • CeBONDS One Year After its Implementation
    June 28, 2024

    Written by Raul Pinto & Laila Khan Approximately one year ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched Cash Electronic Bonds (CeBONDS), a web portal with the stated intent improving how people pay bonds to ICE to secure the release of a loved one from detention. One year in, it’s clear that while CeBONDS makes it […] The post CeBONDS One Year After its Implementation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court’s Munoz Decision Disregards Fundamental Interests of U.S. Citizens Married to Noncitizens
    June 28, 2024

    In Department of State v. Munoz, the Supreme Court has chosen procedural concerns over the reality that errors by consular officers may bar U.S. citizens from residing in the United States with their noncitizen spouses. Consular nonreviewability is a judge-made doctrine. Courts have barred review of visa denials due to separation of powers concerns—that decisions […] The post Supreme Court’s Munoz Decision Disregards Fundamental Interests of U.S. Citizens Married to Noncitizens appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Allows Deportations Without Adequate Notice, Backtracking on Previous Rulings
    June 28, 2024

    The Supreme Court made an about-face on June 14, holding that immigration judges may order noncitizens deported if they do not appear for their immigration hearings even if the government never provided them with a Notice to Appear (NTA) with the date and time of their immigration hearing. Under Campos-Chaves v. Garland, so long as […] The post Supreme Court Allows Deportations Without Adequate Notice, Backtracking on Previous Rulings appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrant Workers Help Florida Thrive. Anti-Immigrant Policies Threaten That.
    June 26, 2024

    In 2022, more than one in five Florida residents were immigrants. In that same year, immigrants in Florida were over 14% more likely than their U.S.-born neighbors to be of working age, positioning them to actively participate in the labor force and economy. And they did just that—immigrants contributed $12.0 billion in state and local […] The post Immigrant Workers Help Florida Thrive. Anti-Immigrant Policies Threaten That. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • 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. […]