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Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It highlighted the dangers of […]
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Written by Ethan Maia de Needell, Immigrant Programs Manager, Rural Women’s Health Project The immigrant community in Gainesville, Florida has been steadily increasing over the years, already making up over 10% of our total population. Despite this, our local institutions and public agencies have a long way to go to create an environment that is […]
The post Gainesville Takes Steps Toward Immigrant Inclusion With Gateways for Growth Program appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the report argues that this discriminatory treatment of Black immigrants is the result of […]
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Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not require a high level of […]
The post Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt American Workers, New Study Finds appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Has your visa been denied by a consular officer under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act? Millions of visas are denied each year under this section of law. If this is your scenario, you may be confused and wondering what that means and if there is any way to get around it. U.S....
In this blog post, AILA member Angela Divaris explains why many immigrant-led households haven't been able to file to receive the expanded Child Tax Credit and why she and other advocates are requesting the IRS Commissioner extend the deadline.
The post IRS Commissioner: Please Grant a Filing Extension for Immigrant Families first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
In the United States, as part of the visa process, the Department of State (DOS) requires individuals 14-79 years of age to appear in person for a formal interview conducted by a consular officer. As it stands wait times for scheduling an interview are quite lengthy at U.S. consulates. Some individuals may qualify to have...
ACICS Loss of Recognition May Affect Certain Students Applying for English Language Study and 24-month STEM OPT Extension Programs, H-1B, and I-140 Applicants
While it seems like all eyes are on the states that could determine the outcome of this year’s midterm elections, it’s important to remember that the consequences of November 8 will extend beyond the makeup of the 118th United States Congress. This year’s elections could have dramatic, and immediate, consequences at the state and local […]
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AILA member Eric Lee describes the recent win in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court found the "State Department violated due process and the fundamental right to marriage by denying a visa without providing any reason for the denial for three years."
The post Ninth Circuit Decision Expands Due Process for Visa Applicants and Families first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
71% of Immigrants Win Their Cases Thanks to Pro Bono Volunteers with the Immigration Justice Campaign
Every year at the end of October, legal service providers come together to celebrate Pro Bono Week. It is a dedicated opportunity to acknowledge the amazing work that our volunteers do—work that is the foundation of the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Justice Campaign. In an immigration system that is set up to make it almost […]
AILA member Anthony Pawelski describes the ways in which a change to Massachusetts law will benefit public safety, create efficiency, and increase state revenue, and why he is supporting the effort to take immigration status out of the driver's license application process.
The post Anti-Immigrant Sentiment is Threatening to Drown an Initiative in Massachusetts first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
USCIS Will Only Consider CW-1 Petitions Approved and with Starting Validity on or after June 18, 2020, when Applying the Temporary Departure Requirement
On October 19, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced they revised some naturalization policies to make the process more approachable for applicants who have physical or developmental disabilities which prevent them from fulfilling some of the testing requirements. This change comes in lieu of the Biden Administration’s efforts to further remove barriers for those...
The post USCIS Updates Naturalization Policies to Aid Disabled Applicants appeared first on VisaNation.
The flights of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in September refocused attention on a phenomenon that had been unfolding for many months—the relocation of migrants by Republican governors to Democratic-led cities. The sheer callousness of the flights to Martha’s Vineyard caught the attention of a public weary of border issues. Migrants were misled about […]
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