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.

  • Supreme Court Considers the Future for Thousands of People With TPS
    April 21, 2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument this week on the question of whether certain people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and who have developed strong connections with their communities that have made them eligible for more permanent status, may get their green card. The outcome of the case, Sanchez v. Mayorkas, has serious implications for […] The post Supreme Court Considers the Future for Thousands of People With TPS appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The First 100 Days: Biden on Immigration Detention
    April 20, 2021

    This blog is the first in a three-part series from the Immigration Justice Campaign. Reflecting on his release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, Thomas,* a man who fled near-death in Cameroon, said: “I will always remember that day, it felt like Christmas day. I was overwhelmed with joy, it felt like the […] The post The First 100 Days: Biden on Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden’s Commitment to Refugees in Question After Flip-Flopping on Admissions Cap
    April 16, 2021

    Throughout his presidential campaign and after the election, Joe Biden repeatedly condemned President Trump’s decision to slash the U.S. refugee admissions level to its lowest in history. He  promised to raise the number of refugees admitted to 125,000 a year. But on April 16, President Biden instead signed a new refugee determination keeping in place […] The post Biden’s Commitment to Refugees in Question After Flip-Flopping on Admissions Cap appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Border Patrol’s New Coordinators Are Meant to Help Process Children, But Concerns Linger
    April 13, 2021

    A record number of migrant children are arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border alone. In March 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors—the most to ever arrive in a single month. But for the first time, Border Patrol processing coordinators—not law enforcement agents—will be stationed at CBP facilities to help care […] The post Border Patrol’s New Coordinators Are Meant to Help Process Children, But Concerns Linger appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How the Biden Administration Is Responding to Unaccompanied Children, Families, and Adults at the Border
    April 8, 2021

    Only days after President Biden took office, some people were already declaring that the border was in a state of crisis. But recently released U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics reveal that the truth is more complicated. The Biden administration is dealing with two very different phenomena at the border right now. One is driving […] The post How the Biden Administration Is Responding to Unaccompanied Children, Families, and Adults at the Border appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented
    April 7, 2021

    Since the start of the pandemic, many immigrants have been left out of federal COVID-19 relief packages. Both undocumented immigrants and some people in mixed-status households have been excluded from stimulus checks, rent assistance, and other financial aid. This has left some questioning whether they qualify for the most important relief yet: the COVID-19 vaccine. […] The post Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Arizona ICE Detention Center Violated COVID-19 Safety Protocols by Refusing to Provide Masks or Enforce Social Distancing
    April 6, 2021

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers—which often suffer from cramped conditions and poor access to medical care—are highly conducive to the spread of COVID-19. But ICE officials at one detention center in Arizona made the situation exponentially worse by failing to implement social distancing measures, provide face masks, or implement other basic COVID-19 […] The post Arizona ICE Detention Center Violated COVID-19 Safety Protocols by Refusing to Provide Masks or Enforce Social Distancing appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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