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Trump Moves Forward With Seizing Private Land for Border Wall, Offers Landowners $100 for ‘Irrevocable’ Access

The Trump administration is preparing to seize private land in Texas to continue construction of the president’s long-promised border wall. According to government officials familiar with the process, the administration plans to take over the private land before telling property owners how much it will pay them in return. Attorneys for the Department of Defense […]

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‘I Was Denied Access to the Tent Courts Where Asylum Seekers Are Rushed Through a Sham Process.’

Nearly 60,000 people seeking asylum in the United States have been returned to Mexico to wait for their U.S. court hearings under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico program. Last week, I traveled to South Texas to observe the effects of the Trump administration program firsthand. Those subjected to […]

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Q&A: How Pew Research Center estimated the number of unauthorized immigrants in Europe

The Pew Research Center - November 15, 2019 - 15:31

Europe is one of the world’s top destinations for immigrants, and in recent years it has seen new waves of people arrive on its shores seeking asylum. The number of unauthorized immigrants living in Europe has grown, though it has leveled off more recently. In 2017, 3.9 million to 4.8 million unauthorized immigrants lived in […]

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Immigration Agencies’ Intrusive Searches of Cell Phones, Laptops Are Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal court ruled this week that sweeping policies permitting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to search personal cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices without responsible suspicion are unconstitutional. The policies that the court rejected authorized CBP and ICE officers to search the contents of electronic […]

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Video: How do you count unauthorized immigrants in Europe?

The Pew Research Center - November 15, 2019 - 11:54

A new Pew Research Center analysis estimates that at least 3.9 million unauthorized immigrants – and possibly as many as 4.8 million – lived in Europe in 2017. Learn how we conducted the first comprehensive estimate of Europe's unauthorized immigrant population in over a decade.

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Disturbing Lack of Transparency Implicates Government Data Reliability

AILA Member Alison Griffith describes the recent concerns regarding the reliability of EOIR immigration court data received via FOIA and urges people to contact Congress about the need for EOIR to share accurate data upon which the public depends.

USCIS Proposes Increased Fees for All Immigration-Related Applications

In a new proposal officially put forward on Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) called for major fee hikes for immigration-related applications. The cost for becoming a citizen would rise above $1,000 for the first time in history. In another first, USCIS proposed a new fee for asylum seekers, which would make the United […]

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5 facts about unauthorized immigration in Europe

The Pew Research Center - November 14, 2019 - 07:00

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in Europe increased between 2014 and 2016, then leveled off to an estimated 3.9 million to 4.8 million in 2017, according to new estimates from Pew Research Center.

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The Supreme Court Heard a Major Case on DACA. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 12 in three cases challenging President Trump’s attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The Court’s decision could have far-reaching consequences for DACA recipients and the limits of executive authority when it comes to immigration law and policy. President Obama created the DACA initiative […]

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How European and U.S. unauthorized immigrant populations compare

The Pew Research Center - November 13, 2019 - 15:30

The size of Europe’s unauthorized immigrant population in 2017 was less than half the number in the United States.

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AILA University – Your New Resource for Immigration Law Knowledge

AILA University Committee Vice Chair Teddy Chadwick describes the new resources available to AILA members today and going forward through AILAU - "I'm sure that no matter your immigration law knowledge or experience, you will find AILA University useful."

Europe’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population Peaks in 2016, Then Levels Off

The Pew Research Center - November 13, 2019 - 09:53

Most live in Germany, the UK, Italy and France, and about half had arrived in Europe in recent years. Overall, these migrants account for less than 1% of Europe’s total population.

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Poland Enters the US Visa Waiver Program, Signaling a Boost to the Countries’ Relationship

Poland officially began its participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on November 11. Under the program, Polish nationals can now spend up to 90 days in the United States without first obtaining a visa. Overall, Poland’s entry into the program will benefit tourists and business travelers from Poland, as well as give a […]

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Repost: Three Reasons to Protect DACA

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration - November 12, 2019 - 13:18
  On November 12, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Americans’ immigration policy priorities: Divisions between – and within – the two parties

The Pew Research Center - November 12, 2019 - 09:30

Democrats and Republicans have starkly different priorities when it comes to the nation’s immigration policies. Yet there also are ideological differences within both parties on the importance of some priorities, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say it is very or somewhat important to establish a way for most […]

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DREAMERs Hope: Fate of DACA at the Supreme Court

AILA Member Faye Kolly describes the cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear November 12, 2019, relating to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges support for permanent protection for DREAMers, writing "While the Supreme Court decision is important, it is not a solution."

‘I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue to Build American Communities.’

On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s 2017 rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The court’s decision will impact the ability of nearly 700,000 DACA recipients across the country to continue to live and work in the United States without fear […]

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USCIS’ Denial Rates for H-1B Petitions Have Quadrupled

The Trump administration, acting through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is disrupting the process by which U.S. employers obtain work authorization for highly skilled foreign professionals. According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, these changes are affecting how often H-1B petitions are denied and the length of time it takes […]

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For Our Tomorrow, Immigrant Veterans Gave Their Today

This Veterans Day is a good time to reflect on the Trump administration’s policy changes that impact veterans and servicemembers; AILA encourages readers to contact congressional representatives and advocate for simple but immensely important changes to help veterans and their families.

Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would delay work authorization for people seeking asylum in the United States. The move is drawing opposition from advocates across the country. The proposed rule risks leaving people unable to support themselves and their families for months. The rule would eliminate a 30-day deadline by which […]

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