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.

  • Biden Took Eight Administrative Actions on Immigration. Here’s What You Need to Know.
    January 23, 2021

    On his first day in office, President Biden took significant steps towards undoing the harm of the Trump administration’s immigration policies—and reforming our punitive and inhumane enforcement system. In response to years of work by immigrants and advocates, Biden quickly signed a series of executive actions related to immigration. Here is a summary of eight […] The post Biden Took Eight Administrative Actions on Immigration. Here’s What You Need to Know. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Why Biden’s Immigration Bill Is the Boldest in Decades
    January 21, 2021

    During his campaign, President Biden promised that immigration reform would be one of his top priorities upon taking office. After unveiling the summary of a sweeping immigration reform bill on Inauguration Day, the Biden administration appears to have kept that promise. If passed, the bill will provide a pathway to legal status for most of […] The post Why Biden’s Immigration Bill Is the Boldest in Decades appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Leadership Strikes a New Tone for America
    January 20, 2021

    America turned a corner today. We not only installed new leadership, but these leaders set a distinctively new tone for the next four years. A president is a political and policy leader, but he or she is also our conductor-in-chief, coordinating the timing and performance of government agencies and setting the direction and tempo of […] The post New Leadership Strikes a New Tone for America appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Drastic Immigration Court Fee Hikes Are Blocked in Court
    January 19, 2021

    The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to stop low-income immigrants from accessing protections and exercising their rights in the United States. Its last attempt—increasing immigration court fees by up to 800% through a new rule—was largely blocked in federal court on January 18, just hours before the rule was due to take effect. The new […] The post Trump’s Drastic Immigration Court Fee Hikes Are Blocked in Court appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process
    January 14, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a final rule changing the way U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers that want to file H-1B petitions subject to the annual “cap.” The end result could dramatically reduce the number of recent foreign graduates who can work in the United […] The post What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Halted in the Last Days of the Trump Administration
    January 14, 2021

    A federal judge in California blocked a sweeping “death to asylum” rule on January 8, just three days before the rule was scheduled to take effect. The asylum rule is just one of many regulations attempting to limit access to asylum, but one of the Trump administration’s most expansive. The 419-page rule represents the most […] The post ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Halted in the Last Days of the Trump Administration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees
    January 13, 2021

    The Trump administration’s latest effort to prevent refugee resettlement in the United States was halted after a federal court ruled that the president’s order allowing state and localities to refuse to take in refugees is illegal. The January 8 ruling puts a stop to one of President Trump’s most blatant attacks on the country’s refugee […] The post Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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