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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and entire states go into quarantine, immigrants and their attorneys are still being forced to gather in cramped immigration courtrooms inside detention centers around the country. These hearings pose an obvious public health risk and run contrary to the government’s own recommendations regarding social distancing during the outbreak. This […]
The movement of people across borders has halted in much of the world as countries close their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The post More than nine-in-ten people worldwide live in countries with travel restrictions amid COVID-19 appeared first on Pew Research Center.
Social distancing has been mandated in many places throughout the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to detain approximately 38,000 people in close quarters. This conflicts with medical experts’ repeated advice to decrease the detention population. Earlier this month, over 3,000 medical […]
The post ICE Must Release People From Detention to Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact.
We are in the midst of a crisis unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. We are scared and scrambling to protect ourselves and the ones that we love. This is normal and understandable. However, if we’re not mindful, the spread of the coronavirus and the accompanying fear could create a shift in American culture […]
The post How Storytelling During the COVID-19 Crisis Can Help Defeat Nativism appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Coronavirus Relief Package Fails to Provide Aid to Millions of Immigrants, Including Many on the Front Lines
President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on Friday, March 27. The $2 trillion stimulus package goes a long way to improve our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. But it fails to deliver for millions of immigrants across the country, including first responders who are on the front lines […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) completed its first registration period on March 20 for H-1B petitions. The H-1B visa category allows highly educated foreign workers to temporarily work for employers in the United States. This was the first year USCIS used a new registration process for U.S. employers hoping to file an H-1B petition […]
The post The H-1B Registration Period Has Ended. How Did the New System Handle It? appeared first on Immigration Impact.
The coronavirus outbreak has significantly disrupted the operations of government agencies around the country, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS is the agency that processes applications for various types of immigration benefits. USCIS Changes Office Operations During Coronavirus Outbreak The USCIS Seattle office was the first to temporarily close in early March when […]
The post How the Coronavirus Is Disrupting USCIS Processing of Immigration Applications appeared first on Immigration Impact.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the U.S. health care system will likely be pushed to its limits. During this time, it is important to remember the role that immigrant health care workers play alongside their native-born colleagues on the front lines of this fight—and how strongly our health care capacity depends on the expertise of […]
The post Immigrant Health Care Workers Play a Vital Role in the United States’ COVID-19 Response appeared first on Immigration Impact.
The Trump administration detailed its plans to begin rapidly deporting to Mexico people encountered at or near the southern border—without any due process—as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the globe. The plans were released in a new order issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director on March 21. The order instructs border officials to turn away anyone who crosses the border without […]
The post How Coronavirus is Changing US Asylum Policy at the Border appeared first on Immigration Impact.