Immigration News Resources

Fast facts on how Greeks see migrants as Greece-Turkey border crisis deepens

The Pew Research Center - March 10, 2020 - 07:00

As a standoff escalates at the Greece-Turkey border, here's how people in Greece see migrants, as well as how many migrants live in Greece.

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How the Coronavirus Is Impacting Immigration

Spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused panic across the United States. With the number of confirmed cases on the rise, the coronavirus has started to affect several facets of immigration. How government officials handle the virus could have a significant impact on people navigating our immigration process, their health, and the immigration system […]

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There’s No Need to Panic Over Trump’s New Denaturalization Office

The Trump administration is creating a new office of attorneys tasked with stripping immigrants of their U.S. citizenship. The task force will investigate and prosecute people it suspects fraudulently obtained citizenship by lying or omitting information on their applications. The Denaturalization Section will be housed in the Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation. DOJ […]

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As Trump Slashes All Immigration, Other Countries Open Their Doors

The Trump administration has worked to close the door on all types of immigrants—including people trying to come to the United States on visas. Consequently, the United States is experiencing a severe drop in legal immigration. Other nations like Canada are picking up the slack and reaping the benefits. Between fiscal year 2016 and 2018, […]

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My Time in Dilley, Texas

In this blog post, part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, AILA member L. Patricia Ice describes her time volunteering at the Dilley detention center helping families and how the shared bond of being members of the African diaspora helped her connect with one client.

Judge Voids USCIS Asylum Policies Because Ken Cuccinelli Wasn’t Appointed Legally

The Trump administration suffered another blow on Sunday, when a federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to the role of acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The ruling voids two asylum policies Cuccinelli had signed off on. But challenges to his authority will likely increase going […]

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Most of the 23 million immigrants eligible to vote in 2020 election live in just five states

The Pew Research Center - March 3, 2020 - 16:30

California has more immigrant eligible voters (5.5 million) than any other state, followed by New York, Florida, Texas and New Jersey.

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Supreme Court Rules Parents of Slain Teenager Can’t Sue Border Patrol Agent Responsible for His Death

The Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages from a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teenager across the U.S.-Mexico border. With this latest decision in the Hernandez v. Mesa case, the Court removed an important check on an agency known for the misconduct of its officers. Standing on […]

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How border apprehensions, ICE arrests and deportations have changed under Trump

The Pew Research Center - March 2, 2020 - 13:00

How has immigration enforcement changed under Trump? Here’s a look at the data on border apprehensions, interior arrests and deportations.

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Trump Administration’s Continued Discriminatory and Unlawful Immigration Policies Toward Haiti

In this blog post, part of the Diversity & Inclusion Blog post series, AILA members John Pratt and Kevin Gregg offer insights into efforts to terminate TPS for Haitians, and highlights how "The work of litigators, therefore, is critical in the fight to expose and legally challenge…immigration decisions."

Undocumented, Black, and Unseen

I am one of approximately 619,000 undocumented, Black immigrants living in the United States. My immigration story began at seven years old, when I came to the United States from Belize without my mother, father, or siblings. The latter is a common narrative for DACA recipients like me. But the former challenges a popular misconception: […]

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Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency? More like an Administrative Strip Search

AILA member Kara Hart takes a look at the new I-944 Declaration of Self-Sufficiency required to meet the new "public charge" rule and considers whether she'd be able to meet the requirements herself.

H-1B Registration Is Almost Here: What We Do and Don’t Know About USCIS’ New Process

For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring U.S. employers to register in order to have a chance to file an H-1B petition that is subject to the annual limits. Registration begins March 1. The H-1B visa category allows highly educated foreign workers to temporarily work for employers in the United […]

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Naturalized Citizens Make Up Record One-in-Ten U.S. Eligible Voters in 2020

The Pew Research Center - February 26, 2020 - 13:57

Since 2000, the size of the immigrant electorate has nearly doubled. More than 23 million U.S. immigrants will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

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Greyhound Has a Long History of Racially Profiling Latino Passengers

The Greyhound bus company announced it will no longer allow Border Patrol agents to conduct warrantless checks for people in the country without authorization. This reverses the company’s policy of allowing agents to board its buses in search of undocumented passengers. The practice has been long been criticized as racial profiling. The announcement comes after […]

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Building Walls, Excluding People, and Terrorizing Minorities

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration - February 25, 2020 - 13:05
  On August 3, 2019, a self-declared white nationalist drove from Dallas to El Paso, Texas, with the explicit purpose of killing Mexicans whom he saw as invading the country.

10 Lessons for L.A. County’s Immigrant Future

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration - February 24, 2020 - 18:34
  Despite the Trump administration’s endless terror tactics against U.S. immigrants, resilient organizers, advocates, policy-makers, and researchers in Los Angeles maintain a united responsive front.

With Public Charge Rule Now in Effect, Trump Achieves One of the Largest Cuts to Legal Immigration

After months in the courts, the Trump administration declared victory and began enforcing its new “public charge” rule. The rule goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, inside the United States and at consular posts across the world. Under the rule, immigration officials have far greater power to deny visas and green cards to […]

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The Bill That Would Guarantee Attorney-Client Access (But Wait, Don’t We Already Have That?)

In this blog post, AILA member Brent Renison describes why new legislation to allow access to counsel for immigrants placed into secondary or deferred inspection upon entry would "allow fairness to have jurisdiction at the borders."

The share of immigrant workers in high-skill jobs is rising in the U.S.

The Pew Research Center - February 24, 2020 - 11:00

The shift has been most notable in jobs that prioritize analytical skills, such as science and math, or fundamental skills, such as writing.

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