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The Government Ended an Effective and Less Costly Alternative to Immigration Detention

Case management isn’t necessarily something you would think of in relation to the U.S. immigration system, but a few years ago—for the first time in more than a decade—officials chose to invest in a model of individualized case management to support families seeking protection in the United States – and it worked. A recent study […]

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Lighting the Beacon of Hope for Our Clients and Our Country

This blog post is adapted from the president's installation speech given by Marketa Lindt at AILA's Annual Conference 2019 in Orlando, FL. A video of the speech is embedded as well.

Read the 2019 ‘Celebrate America’ Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest Winning Entry

The American Immigration Council is proud to announce the winner of the 22nd Annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. The contest encourages educators to incorporate lessons on U.S. immigration into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explain, in their own words, why they are proud America is a nation of […]

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The Changing Face of Undocumented Immigration

Undocumented flows are declining, more people are coming from Central America and Asia, and more arrive on valid visas.

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Why Immigration Lawyers Shouldn’t Do Math

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Sandra Feist shares the math behind where the H-1B fees have been going, supporting more than $5 billion in training and scholarships in STEM fields for Americans and making a huge difference to researchers and educators alike.

USCIS Will Transfer Applications Out of Its Busiest Offices to Reduce Wait Times

USCIS is beginning to transfer cases out of its busiest offices to even out the processing times across the country. Transferred cases will go to USCIS offices that have more manageable workloads.

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Canada now leads the world in refugee resettlement, surpassing the U.S.

The Pew Research Center - June 19, 2019 - 13:38

Canada resettled 28,000 refugees in 2018, similar to its 2017 total. Meanwhile, the U.S. resettled 23,000, down from the previous year.

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As World Refugee Day Approaches, A Reminder That We Must Do Better

World Refugee Day serves as a reminder that as a nation we must do better to protect those who are fleeing harm.

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Providing Humanitarian Aid to People Crossing the Border Should Never Be a Crime

Since President Trump took office, a target has been placed on humanitarian aid workers. One person in particular has come under fire—Dr. Scott Warren, a volunteer with the Arizona-based humanitarian aid group No More Deaths.

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New Report on Asian American and Pacific Islander Immigrants Highlights Education, Economic Opportunity Gaps

Over 12.3 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) immigrants live in the United States, placing them among the fastest-growing racial groups in the country. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of AAPI immigrants grew four times as fast as the total U.S. population. Yet, despite being an integral and expanding part of American communities, […]

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Hate crimes associated with both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have a long history in America's past

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted recently that “Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are two sides of the same bigoted coin.” Her comments came in response to media reports that the suspect behind the shooting at a San Diego synagogue was also under investigation for burning a mosque.

Report on Asian American and Pacific Islander Immigrants Highlights Education, Economic Opportunity Gaps

Over 12.3 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) immigrants live in the United States, placing them among the fastest-growing racial groups in the country. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of AAPI immigrants grew four times as fast as the total U.S. population. Yet, despite being an integral and expanding part of American communities, […]

New Diversity Visa Requirements Impose Major Obstacles for Applicants

The U.S. State Department announced a new rule last week that changes the Diversity Visa Program, a lottery system that grants 50,000 foreign nationals the opportunity to apply for an immigrant visa number. Applicants must come from an underrepresented country that has low rates of immigration to the United States. The lucky ones, after applying […]

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Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

The Pew Research Center - June 12, 2019 - 16:45

In 2017, an estimated 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the unauthorized immigrant population for U.S. states, as well as for birth countries and regions.

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ICE Deported Hundreds of Immigrant Veterans – And Has No Record of Them in Their Database

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is not following its own policies—and hundreds of men and women who have served in our military are getting deported for minor offenses due to the agency’s negligence. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released last week details how ICE ignores two of its long-standing policies that […]

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5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

The Pew Research Center - June 12, 2019 - 15:00

There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017. The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined since 2007.

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President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Program Is an Assault on Human Rights

AILA member Isabel Duarte describes a recent immigration court hearing with families impacted by the Remain in Mexico or Migrant Protection Protocols policy, showing how the program harms families and is an assault on human rights and due process.

Video: Is the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. declining?

The Pew Research Center - June 12, 2019 - 14:09

The latest Pew Research Center data estimates there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, down significantly from a decade prior. In this video, our researchers go behind the scenes to explain the “how” and “why” behind determining these new numbers.

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Mexicans decline to less than half the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population for the first time

The Pew Research Center - June 12, 2019 - 14:03

The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants has fallen since its peak of 6.9 million in 2007 and was lower in 2017 than in any year since 2001.

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