Immigration News Resources
Amid inaction from the federal government on immigration policy and growing calls for action from localities, some state legislatures are taking a proactive role in welcoming immigrants and refugees. Once again, states are leading the way on immigration policy in the U.S. Despite being less than a month into the 2024 state legislative cycle, state […]
The post 200 Immigration-Related Bills Have Already Been Introduced in State Legislatures in 2024 appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Brian Green and Stephen Yale-Loehr describe the recent oral arguments in two SCOTUS cases which could dramatically affect federal agency review; it is yet unclear whether the decisions will hurt or help immigrants when challenging ambiguous agency decisions or interpretations.
AILA members César Magaña Linares and Raquel Fernández—a Salvadoran Dreamer with TPS and a second generation Venezuelan American—call for intra-immigrant solidarity.
Buoy barriers with chainsaw devices in the Rio Grande river. Coils of concertina wire along the riverbank. Armored Humvees blocking access roads. Piles of dirt rendering gates unusable. Governor Greg Abbott’s cruel attempts to booby trap the Texas border to prevent U.S. Border Patrol agents from reaching migrants might be considered comical, if not for […]
The post Biden Administration Can Remove Texas’ Razor Wire Barrier at the Border, Supreme Court Rules appeared first on Immigration Impact.
In this blog post, AILA Policy and Practice Counsel Manolasya Perepa describes the recent SCOTUS consolidated oral arguments in Campos-Chavez v. Garland and Garland v. Singh and notes that “issues of improper notice pervade multiple aspects of the immigration system.”
The post SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Notice Requirements (Again) first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
By Karen Aho, Consultant and Anna Shepperson, Research Associate When Sri Lankan business analyst Dinesh Prabaharan became a U.S. citizen in December of 2023, he expressed his gratitude at finally being able to call America his home “without restriction.” “As newly minted citizens,” he added, “we not only have a duty, but the unique privilege […]
The post Naturalization Helps Immigrants and the United States Reach Full Potential appeared first on Immigration Impact.
ICE Will Be Required to Wear Body Cameras in a Win for Transparency—But the Implementation Will Be Key
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a policy on January 12 calling for ICE personnel to wear body cameras in most situations when carrying out enforcement duties. According to ICE Deputy Director Patrick J. Lechleitner, the move is designed to build public trust by enhancing “accountability, effectiveness, and transparency in [ICE’s] law enforcement tactics.” […]
AILA Law Journal authors Emercio José Aponte and Andrea Paola Aponte share more about their article in which they discuss how the current authoritarian regime in Venezuela has been violating citizens’ human rights and what that means for claims of asylum.
The post How the “Internal Enemy” Label Forces Venezuelans to Flee Their Country first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
A new memo issued last month by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) lays out improved guidelines for immigration court cases involving children. The memo is a welcome acknowledgment that children in removal proceedings are navigating a system created for adults and therefore need special protection. The guidelines apply to all immigration court cases […]
The post New EOIR Memo Updates Protections for Children in Immigration Court appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Written by Chelsie Kramer, Texas State Organizer and Emma Winger, Deputy Legal Director Texas is once again making national headlines after a woman and two children drowned in the Rio Grande while attempting to cross the river on January 12. The horrific event is just the latest in a long stream of intensifying disputes about […]
The post Biden v. Texas – A Legal Showdown on the Southern Border Wages On appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Across more than 20 countries surveyed, a median of 91% say being able to speak their country’s most common language is important for being considered a true national. And 81% say sharing their country’s customs and traditions is important for true belonging.
The post Language and Traditions Are Considered Central to National Identity appeared first on Pew Research Center.
The number of Black people living in the United States reached a new high of 47.9 million in 2022, up about a third (32%) since 2000.
The post Key facts about the nation’s 47.9 million Black Americans appeared first on Pew Research Center.
Alejandra Arrieta, the 2023 Maggio Fellowship winner, describes how the fellowship offered opportunities to network and train in immigration law. 2024 fellowship applications are due by February 16.
The post Take the First Step and Just Apply for the Maggio Fellowship! first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
USCIS to Launch Organizational Accounts, Enabling Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registrations
The State Department announced an update to its discretionary interview waiver policy for nonimmigrant visa applicants on December 21, 2023. It replaces the temporary policies in place for almost three years. Most importantly, the State Department made this a standing policy that will be reviewed annually, which will decrease uncertainty for many stakeholders. Interview waivers […]
The post State Department Extends Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Waivers Indefinitely appeared first on Immigration Impact.
AILA Law Journal author Martin Robles-Avila highlights how a flawed rulemaking process has affected Nonimmigrant Status breaches and a quandary business immigration practitioners often find themselves in determining whether a client is eligible for adjustment of status.
The post No Fault/Technical Reasons: A Chronicle of Misfeasance Exposed first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Although especially common in California and Texas, Mexican restaurants are found in a large majority of counties in the U.S.
The post About 1 in 10 restaurants in the U.S. serve Mexican food appeared first on Pew Research Center.