Facts: Immigration Law & Policy

There has been alarming attacks on immigrants and refugees from the Trump administration. This page provides brief background on what's going on in the world of federal immigration policy by the American Immigration Council's Immigration Impact. You can also follow us on Twitter for breaking news on rapid changes to Immigration law and policy.

  • Student’s Deportation Shows a Pattern of US Government Targeting Iranians
    January 22, 2020

    Iranian students coming to the United States are being stopped at airports, having their visas revoked, and are being deported. Advocates warn this trend is emerging less than a month after hundreds of Iranian Americans were stopped and interrogated at a port of entry between Washington State and Vancouver, Canada. Shahab Dehghani, an Iranian student […] The post Student’s Deportation Shows a Pattern of US Government Targeting Iranians appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Judge Allows Certain Family Separations at the Border to Continue
    January 21, 2020

    The Trump administration received an unfortunate victory in the case against their family separation policy. On January 13, 2020, Federal Judge Dana Sabraw sided with the government in a lawsuit challenging continued separations at the border. Although the judge ordered an end to most family separations in 2018, he has allowed families to be separated […] The post Judge Allows Certain Family Separations at the Border to Continue appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Tent Immigration Courts Are Still Not Fully Open to the Public
    January 17, 2020

    Asylum seekers subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols—or the “Remain in Mexico” program—in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas attend their court hearings in tents known as “port courts.” The government announced these secretive courts would finally be opened last week, but the public still does not have full access. For the past year, this program has […] The post Tent Immigration Courts Are Still Not Fully Open to the Public appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What We Know About USCIS’ New H-1B Cap Registration System
    January 16, 2020

    The new process for petitioning for highly educated H-1B workers will officially begin on March 1, 2020. For the first time, a U.S. employer who wants to file a petition that is subject to the annual limits must first register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The agency then must select the registration before […] The post What We Know About USCIS’ New H-1B Cap Registration System appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • On Trial: Inhumane Conditions in Customs and Border Protection Facilities in Arizona
    January 15, 2020

    After more than four years of gathering evidence of the substandard conditions in the government’s short-term detention facilities in Arizona’s Tucson Sector, a case challenging these conditions called Doe v. Wolf went to trial on Monday. Over the course of the trial, plaintiffs will show how individuals held in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) short-term […] The post On Trial: Inhumane Conditions in Customs and Border Protection Facilities in Arizona appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Changes to Work Permit Eligibility Leave Asylum Seekers Without a Job
    January 13, 2020

    People who come to the United States in search of protection must be allowed to work during the often-lengthy asylum application process. They need to be able to support themselves and their families. Yet the Trump administration wants to make it harder for asylum seekers to get a work permit. The Department of Homeland Security […] The post Changes to Work Permit Eligibility Leave Asylum Seekers Without a Job appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Decade Ends with Another Death in Immigration Detention
    January 10, 2020

    The government closed out the decade with yet another person’s death in immigration detention. Fiscal year 2019 was one of the most fatal years on the books for immigrants held in the custody of both Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Eight people died while in ICE custody in fiscal […] The post The Decade Ends with Another Death in Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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