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 Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings
    May 17, 2022

    The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box on a Georgia drivers’ license […] The post Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants
    May 13, 2022

    Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. The draft opinion—published last week in an unprecedented leak—is based in a legal concept known as “originalism,” which looks to the original text of the […] The post The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays
    May 11, 2022

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing backlog. […] The post USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams
    May 10, 2022

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced in a May 6 memorandum that it would eliminate its Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams (BPCITs). The teams have faced criticism for their secretive role at the scenes of incidents involving Border Patrol agents in which someone has died or been seriously injured. BPCITs currently respond to critical […] The post The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrants Will Be Vital in America’s Fastest Growing Jobs Through 2030
    May 5, 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains and kept people from going back to work at a time when the demand for goods and labor is high. This has left America contending with a labor shortage while also experiencing high levels of inflation. To investigate further, the new report “Amid Rising Inflation, Immigrant Workers […] The post Immigrants Will Be Vital in America’s Fastest Growing Jobs Through 2030 appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Local Communities Take the Lead in Welcoming All
    May 3, 2022

    Local communities across the country have long experienced the positive effects of growing immigrant and refugee communities.  As a result, many local governments, chambers of commerce, and nonprofits have been thinking proactively about how to create an environment that sends a message of inclusion and social cohesion, maximizes the contributions of all residents, and gives […] The post Local Communities Take the Lead in Welcoming All appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • U.S. Census: A Closer Look at the Fastest Growing Minority Group in the United States
    May 2, 2022

    Data from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau show that there are approximately 20.7 million Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States—comprising 6.2 % of the U.S. population—that make up the fastest growing minority group in the United States. In the last decade, the U.S. Asian population grew by 35.5 %, reaching almost 20 million […] The post U.S. Census: A Closer Look at the Fastest Growing Minority Group in the United States appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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