Immigration News Resources

USCIS Holds Drive-Thru Naturalization Ceremonies to Work Through COVID-19 Backlog

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expects, by the end of July, to have worked through nearly the entire backlog of naturalization oath ceremonies put on hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency is now providing new ways to take the oath, including drive-thru naturalization ceremonies. The cancellation of oath ceremonies had prevented […]

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Fighting for Freedom from Detention During COVID-19

National Advocacy Counsel Katie Shepherd of the Immigration Justice Campaign shares the recent work with pro bono counsel Gibson Dunn that aims to free immigrants from the appalling conditions at Joe Corley detention facility.

Trump Labels Asylum Seekers as National Security Threat in Expanded Asylum Bar

Even as President Trump downplays the threat of COVID-19, the Trump administration is using the pandemic as a pretext to bar more people from asylum in the United States. While the proposal is being tied to the coronavirus right now, this asylum bar could remain in place long after the current national crisis subsides. Who […]

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The Administration is Weaponizing COVID-19 to End Immigration

AILA Past President Ira Kurzban details how the Trump Administration has weaponized the COVID-19 pandemic to implement long-sought immigration policies, banning immigrants and non-immigrants alike.

Congress Calls to Decrease ICE Detention as COVID-19 Continues to Spread

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security introduced their proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (beginning October 1, 2020) this week. The budget would have significant implications for U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities—current hotspots of the coronavirus pandemic. In a reversal of previous budget requests, this budget proposes a major decrease in […]

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Video: Leaving out the Undocumented

 The Immigrant Integration Wire features a student film by PERE/CSII Data Analyst, Arpita Sharma.    Watch the film on YouTube   Leaving Out the UndocumetedVideos and films that talk about the impact of US laws and policies on undocumented immigrant communities are important.

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