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What We Know About the Senate Negotiations That Could Wreck Asylum in the US 

December 1, 2023 - 11:41

Members of the U.S. Senate are currently negotiating a deal to continue funding the federal government next year, as well as providing military aid to Ukraine But the cost could be the federal government’s ability to provide humanitarian protection to migrants in need. According to public reporting, Senate negotiators are considering several potential restrictions to […]

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Talking Turkey 2023: Kindness on the Subway

November 22, 2023 - 12:51

Over the last few weeks, as I reflected on writing our annual Thanksgiving blog post, I struggled to find the right words and message. During years past, this post offered best practices for engaging in dialogue across the days’ festivities. And although that recipe has been loved by many, I also felt compelled to dig […]

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Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

November 20, 2023 - 17:05

When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be. After filing an asylum application, asylum seekers must wait an agonizing six months before they can receive a work permit. This makes their already vulnerable position even worse and […]

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Congress Punts on Supplemental Funding While Setting up Future Fight on Immigration

November 17, 2023 - 17:28

After weeks of uncertainty as to whether Congress would reach a deal to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, earlier this week Congress passed a continuing resolution bill which funds the government through the end of the year. But this delay will only last a matter of months. In the meantime, Congress is still […]

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Employment-Based Immigration to Get an Important Update with Biden’s Artificial Intelligence Executive Order

November 17, 2023 - 13:47

Written by Steven Hubbard, Senior Data Scientist and Leslie Dellon, Senior Attorney (Business Immigration) The White House’s recent executive order on artificial intelligence marks an important shift in employment-based immigration law, signaling the beginning of a potentially transformative process. As one component of the process, President Biden has required the Department of Labor (DOL) to […]

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Map the Impact: Immigrants Make Up Over 18% of the Total US Population Growth

November 13, 2023 - 16:45

Immigration—long central to the American experience—has dominated news coverage in recent years. Between 2016 and 2021 alone, record numbers of migrants arrived at the southern border; the Trump administration imposed travel bans on several Middle Eastern countries; immigrants played vital roles as essential workers in the COVID-19 pandemic; and the Biden administration called on Congress […]

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Offices of New Americans Meet with Biden Officials to Advance Immigrant Inclusion

November 10, 2023 - 17:33

States hoping to provide support to their immigrant and refugee residents are taking part in the Office of New Americans (ONA) network. This network has established a forum for state policy leaders to drive positive immigrant and refugee integration into their local workforces and economies. In October, 35 state government officials representing ONAs from across […]

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