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A growing number of Mexican immigrants in the United States have college degrees, but many of them encounter obstacles to putting their education to productive use in this country. Problems involving legal status, credentialing, and English mastery often stand between these college graduates and professional jobs in their fields of study. A report from the […]
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As rising numbers of families and children are arriving at the U.S. Mexico border and asking for asylum, the conditions they face while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have gone from bad to worse. The conditions in so-called “iceboxes”—where migrants are held for days before being transferred elsewhere—have always been bad, […]
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In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.
The post U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago appeared first on Pew Research Center.
Immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military often use their service as a catalyst to apply for and gain citizenship. Traditionally, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) honored that service with a fast-tracked pathway to naturalization—granting soldiers citizenship to a country they already risked their lives for seemed beyond fair. But that has recently changed. New […]
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Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
Another migrant child died after being in U.S. custody this week—the fifth child since December 2018. These tragic deaths raise serious concerns about conditions in border facilities and the lack of adequate medical care. 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, the most recent child to die in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, was held […]
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President Trump unveiled an immigration proposal last week that would make drastic changes to our family-based immigration system and impose new security measures at our southern border. While the United States has not made major changes to its immigration system in over three decades, any meaningful immigration reform must address the needs of our current […]
The post DACA and TPS Beneficiaries Must Be Part of Any Conversation About Immigration Reform appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
The post Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes appeared first on Pew Research Center.
President Trump announced his new plan for overhauling the legal immigration system on Thursday. The plan is short on details, but it rests on principles that the Trump administration has touted before. Specifically, the proposal emphasizes the desire to radically curtail family-based immigration while prioritizing certain attributes that are viewed as an expression of “merit.” […]
The post White House’s Misguided Immigration Reform Plan Is Set for Failure appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Amid growing calls for reforming the immigration court system, last week the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sparked criticism when it put out a document “Myths vs. Facts About Immigration Proceedings.” The document, which claimed to bust 18 different “myths,” seemed intended to assuage concerns about the agency. Instead, it was met with widespread […]
The post Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’ appeared first on Immigration Impact.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is resuming its controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum-seeking Central American migrants who arrive at our Southern border to return to Mexico to await their immigration court hearings in the United States. A federal judge in California had previously blocked the policy’s implementation until the court […]
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There are two pervasive trends taking hold in America today. One is deepening polarization and seemingly insurmountable political and cultural divides. And thanks to the rise in social media and the decline in membership in civic and faith groups, we are also becoming a nation of lonely-loners. Our country is plagued by too much individualism […]
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More immigrants facing deportation are requesting “voluntary departure” from the United States instead of fighting their cases in court. Voluntary departure is a process though which certain immigrants who the government is trying to deport in immigration court leave the United States without receiving a removal order. The number of applications for voluntary departure in […]
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The Florida legislature recently passed SB 168 with the stated intent of ensuring that state officials and agencies fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities in enforcing immigration law. SB 168 could have far-reaching consequences in a state where one in five residents is an immigrant. SB 168 would prohibit any state/local entity or law enforcement […]
The post How Florida’s SB 168 Will Benefit the Private Prison Industry appeared first on Immigration Impact.
New York Magazine, this week, tells the story of a Trump-Loving Town and its Favorite Undocumented Immigrant. The story features Alex Garcia, a native of Honduras, who has built deep personal relationships with his working class, Trump-supporting neighbors who are now organizing to prevent his deportation. Alex moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri (population 17,000) in […]
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