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.

  • Who Is in ICE Detention Right Now? New Data Provides a Snapshot of Sprawling Detention System
    February 3, 2023

    Recently published data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provides insight into who ICE is detaining and for how long. The results show that the majority of noncitizens are being held in the rural South, and many are subject to fast-track removal proceedings. But still, many people remain locked up for months, if not […] The post Who Is in ICE Detention Right Now? New Data Provides a Snapshot of Sprawling Detention System appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Resounding Victory in a Data Case Against ICE
    January 31, 2023

    On January 26, the Second Circuit ruled against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a case that has broad implications for the public’s access to data held in immigration agency databases. The case stems from an ACLU Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The request asked for data from ICE about removals, detentions, apprehensions, […] The post Resounding Victory in a Data Case Against ICE appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Amid a Severe Shortage of Home Health Aides, Immigrants Help Care for Our Seniors
    January 26, 2023

    The United States will need to fill nearly three-quarters of a million open jobs for home health and personal care aides every year through 2031. Currently, immigrant workers fill these jobs in outsized numbers. Without more workers joining the workforce, the drastic shortage of aides could leave millions of Americans without the ability to remain […] The post Amid a Severe Shortage of Home Health Aides, Immigrants Help Care for Our Seniors appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Faces New Class Action Lawsuit for its Extreme Delays in Processing Waivers
    January 26, 2023

    Many families in the United States live in a frightening limbo when processing delays prevent one family member from becoming a lawful permanent resident.  A lawsuit was recently filed against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of 248 people, and a class of tens of thousands more, to end the delays, which have […] The post USCIS Faces New Class Action Lawsuit for its Extreme Delays in Processing Waivers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigrant Workers Who Report Labor Violations Will Be Protected Under This New Policy
    January 19, 2023

    Immigrant workers who are the victims of labor exploitation are often faced with a difficult choice. They can either stay quiet out of fear of deportation or come forward to report coercive conduct. Looming over that choice is the possibility that the employer may retaliate by calling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or take […] The post Immigrant Workers Who Report Labor Violations Will Be Protected Under This New Policy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS’ Funding Crisis Might Be Too Big for the Agency to Fix by Itself
    January 17, 2023

    On January 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally published a new proposed fee schedule for immigration benefits—which is to say, it took an important step to becoming a solvent, functional federal agency that can adjudicate applications in a timely manner again. The fee rule (which will be open for comment for 60 days, […] The post USCIS’ Funding Crisis Might Be Too Big for the Agency to Fix by Itself appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DHS Fails to Address Concerns about CBP One as the Agency Expands the App’s Use
    January 13, 2023

    On January 5, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures to process people seeking asylum at ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border who are asking to be exempt from Title 42 on humanitarian grounds. Following the announcement, details emerged about how the agency plans to leverage the use of the CBP […] The post DHS Fails to Address Concerns about CBP One as the Agency Expands the App’s Use appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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