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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.

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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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What’s Happened to the People Returned to Mexico Under the Migrant Protection Protocols?

It’s been nearly a year since the Trump administration announced the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or the “Remain in Mexico” program. This program forces vulnerable asylum seekers to return to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration court dates. It has since been expanded to six cities along the border. The U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) […]

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A Federal Agency Is Deleting Court Records That Implicate Trump’s Immigration Policies  

Understanding how the immigration agencies operate has never been more important. Equally important is being able to rely on the information that those agencies release to the public. For this reason, a recent report issued by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is cause for alarm. The research center discovered that the Executive Office for […]

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Keyword: Temporary. Why the War Over the President’s Health Insurance Proclamation Has Just Begun

AILA Director of Federal Litigation, Jesse, Bless, offers insight into the recent litigation against the president's proclamation requiring health insurance and the next steps in the lawsuit, including seeking additional plaintiffs.

What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban?

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s health care ban on Saturday, one day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The ban would have barred entry for any prospective immigrant who could not prove they would be covered by qualifying health insurance within their first 30 days in the United States or […]

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The Artificial Intelligence Industry Thrives on a Global Workforce

At a time when skills related to the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are in very short supply, the U.S. government is making it harder to recruit highly trained professionals from abroad. According to a report from Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, U.S. immigration policies have undercut the U.S. high-tech sector […]

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What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 5 charts

The Pew Research Center - November 1, 2019 - 12:00

Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.

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What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 5 charts

The Pew Research Center - November 1, 2019 - 12:00

Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.

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Standing Up for Immigrants in the Midst of an Immigration Crackdown

Karen Lucas, director of the Immigration Justice Campaign, highlights the incredible impact that pro bono help can have, writing, “Immigration attorneys…attorneys from different areas of law…and volunteers from other fields altogether, have made an immense—often lifesaving—difference.

Congress Debates Current Policies That Make Life More Difficult for Immigrant Service Members and Their Families

At a House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Hearing on Tuesday, Congress heard testimony from experts about the impact of recent immigration policies affecting foreign-born military members, veterans, and their families. The witnesses addressed a myriad of policy changes surrounding the naturalization of service members and the separation of military families. Policy changes have resulted in an […]

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Three Cases for the Immediate Reversal of the Department of Homeland Security's Deadly Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP)

Better known as “Remain in Mexico,” the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), which went into effect January 2019, is a duplicitous non-entrée policy masquerading as a humanitarian solution meant to address the thousands of Central American asylum seekers at the U.

USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications

The cost of filing an application for citizenship—usually a hefty $725—has long been a barrier for some immigrants. Now, a change to the naturalization process may leave even more people priced out of becoming a U.S. citizen. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new policy that will change how the agency determines […]

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Three Cases for the Immediate Reversal of the Department of Homeland Security's Deadly Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP)

Better known as “Remain in Mexico,” the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), which went into effect January 2019, is a duplicitous non-entrée policy masquerading as a humanitarian solution meant to address the thousands of Central American asylum seekers at the U.

Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans Extended, While Liberians Face Looming Deadline for Departure

Following an agreement between the governments of the United States and El Salvador, Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be able to extend their status for another year into early 2021. At the same time, many Liberians with special protections from deportation are suddenly facing a much different fate. The U.S. and Salvadoran governments […]

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