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Trump Administration Offers Contradicting Message on Whether Hurricane Dorian Survivors Are Welcome in the US

The strongest hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas ripped through the islands last week. In the wake of such devastation, it would not be unusual for the U.S. government to announce temporary immigration measures for Bahamians seeking shelter in the United States. Given its proximity to Florida, many Bahamians have long-standing ties to the state, […]

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Interview with Javier Hernandez: Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration - September 9, 2019 - 19:06
  Blanca Ramirez: Please introduce us to the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Javier Hernandez: The coalition came together in 2006 because there were [immigration] raids happening in several corners of the Inland Empire.

Chaos and Dysfunction at the Border: The Remain in Mexico Program Firsthand

The first thing many people forcibly returned to Mexico tell you is that they’re afraid. Afraid of the cartels, afraid of Mexican immigration officials, and afraid of the months of uncertainty. This is what they’ve faced since the Trump administration sent them back to Mexico as part of the “Remain in Mexico” program—formally called the […]

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Interview with Javier Hernandez: Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration - September 9, 2019 - 12:06
  Blanca Ramirez: Please introduce us to the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Javier Hernandez: The coalition came together in 2006 because there were [immigration] raids happening in several corners of the Inland Empire.

Which Military Construction Projects Are Losing Funds to Build Trump’s Wall?

The Trump administration is raiding the Department of Defense’s budget to fund construction of its border wall. According to Pentagon officials, 127 military construction projects will be canceled in order to free up $3.6 billion to build 175 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump previously said this would happen when he declared […]

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Life Happens – Making Accommodations for Your Caregiving Workforce

In this blog post, part of the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce's blog post series, AILA member Ann Cun shares her personal family experience and how it shaped her understanding of the need to have flexible options for caregivers to meet personal and professional needs.

The Opportunity Immigration Presents to the Changing US Economy

The U.S. economy is changing—and immigration can play a major role in how it looks in the future. But how immigration shapes the future of the U.S. economy and its workforce is dependent on a variety of factors—including policymakers’ willingness to see immigration as an opportunity. The United States is in a period of dynamic […]

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FBI Called to Investigate as Medical Care for Detained Immigrant Children Worsens

Border Patrol agents placed a detained 9-year-old girl with a kidney disease at high risk of a urinary tract infection by not allowing her to shower or change her underwear for five days. Agents also denied a 3-year-old medical care after she vomited 10 times in an hour. Agents failed to schedule a doctor’s appointment […]

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Iraqi Interpreters Who Risked Their Lives Working With US Military Shut Out by Trump Administration

Iraqi interpreters who risked their lives to work with the American military have been effectively shut out from obtaining the special U.S. visa they were promised. The Trump administration issued only two visas to former Iraqi interpreters last year, according to Department of State data provided to Congress. The visas, now granted through the Direct […]

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ICE Continues to Manipulate the Appropriations Process to Increase the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently notified Congress of its intent to pull $271 million dollars from FEMA, the Coast Guard, and TSA for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS will use this money to increase immigration detention capacity and construct tent courthouses along the Texas border. The department is going through with this […]

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Tent Immigration Courthouses Are Being Built at the Texas Border

Immigration judges from across the country will soon be reassigned from their normal caseload to  preside over thousands of immigration cases along the U.S.-Mexico border, reportedly in an effort to speed up hearings under the controversial “Remain in Mexico” program. To handle the cases faster, the Trump administration is in the process of building makeshift […]

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Immigrant Children With Cancer, HIV, Cerebral Palsy Threatened With Deportation

Without so much as a formal announcement, the Trump administration sent letters to families of sick children containing a dire warning: leave the country in 33 days or face deportation and a years-long ban on returning. Many of those who received a letter last week are Boston-based immigrants whose children suffer from cancer, cystic fibrosis, […]

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DOJ Moves to Further Politicize Immigration Court System

The Trump administration implemented more drastic changes to the U.S. immigration court system on Monday. A new rule gives the director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—a Trump political appointee—the power to adjudicate cases and appeals. Described as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” the rule turns the immigration court system into a law […]

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Thinking Beyond the Border When U.S. Immigration Hurdles Arise

In this blog post, AILA member Roman Zelichenko and co-author Michelle LePage describe the differences between U.S. and Irish immigration policies related to business needs and how "if the U.S. isn't able to compete, other countries will benefit."

Asylum restrictions: The president can enforce the law, but can't change it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Originally posted, July 22, 2019 6.

Asylum restrictions: The president can enforce the law, but can't change it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Originally posted, July 22, 2019 6.

US Government May Be Illegally Transporting Would-Be Asylum Seekers Back to Danger

Over 2,000 people from Central American who were seeking to live in the United States have reportedly given up and accepted a “free ride” home under a new, controversial program funded by the U.S. government and a United Nations agency. The “Assisted Voluntary Return” (AVR) program has paid for buses or airfare for 2,170 migrants […]

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Asylum restrictions: The president can enforce the law, but can't change it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Originally posted, July 22, 2019 6.

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