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Trump’s Drastic Immigration Court Fee Hikes Are Blocked in Court

January 19, 2021 - 18:16

The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to stop low-income immigrants from accessing protections and exercising their rights in the United States. Its last attempt—increasing immigration court fees by up to 800% through a new rule—was largely blocked in federal court on January 18, just hours before the rule was due to take effect. The new […]

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What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process

January 14, 2021 - 18:52

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a final rule changing the way U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers that want to file H-1B petitions subject to the annual “cap.” The end result could dramatically reduce the number of recent foreign graduates who can work in the United […]

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‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Halted in the Last Days of the Trump Administration

January 14, 2021 - 12:28

A federal judge in California blocked a sweeping “death to asylum” rule on January 8, just three days before the rule was scheduled to take effect. The asylum rule is just one of many regulations attempting to limit access to asylum, but one of the Trump administration’s most expansive. The 419-page rule represents the most […]

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Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees

January 12, 2021 - 19:21

The Trump administration’s latest effort to prevent refugee resettlement in the United States was halted after a federal court ruled that the president’s order allowing state and localities to refuse to take in refugees is illegal. The January 8 ruling puts a stop to one of President Trump’s most blatant attacks on the country’s refugee […]

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Trump’s Presidency Begins and Ends With Demonizing Immigrants

January 11, 2021 - 18:59

Five years ago, Donald Trump descended an elevator and declared that Mexico was sending rapists and “bringing crime” across the border. Now, while America still reels from the deadly insurrectionist attack on the Capitol building, Trump is set to travel to Texas on January 12 to boast about the border wall. But rather than “highlight […]

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The United States Needs a New Approach to Visas and Immigration Benefits

January 8, 2021 - 18:31

The Biden administration faces a fundamental challenge in reforming the U.S. immigration system: making the United States more welcoming to immigrants. Part of this effort will involve overturning Trump-era bans on visa categories and immigration from certain parts of the world. But it will also involve reimagining how immigration benefits are provided to noncitizens already […]

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It’s Time to Fix the Immigration Court System

January 8, 2021 - 15:04

This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  The backbone of a functioning justice system is due process. Yet over 1.25 million immigrants are fighting for their right to survive in an immigration court system that is anything […]

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Why Immigrants With Strong Ties to the US Should Be Allowed to Stay

January 7, 2021 - 18:36

The Biden administration will soon lead a vibrant nation of immigrants—a nation that includes millions of noncitizens with deep ties to the United States who are at risk of deportation. This important and diverse population includes immigrants who have lived in the United States for many years, have close family in this country, and make […]

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How Biden Can Restore Humanitarian Protection at the Border

January 5, 2021 - 19:22

The United States has long been a place of refuge for those seeking protection. At least one million people have arrived at our southern border seeking such refuge since 2013. Unfortunately, both the Obama and Trump administrations have viewed asylum seekers as an immigration crisis to prevent and not a humanitarian challenge to solve. Now, […]

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How Biden Can Reform Immigration Enforcement and Detention

January 4, 2021 - 17:42

This article is part of the Moving Forward on Immigration series that explores the future of immigration in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.  When the Biden administration takes office on January 20, it will have both the opportunity and responsibility to begin the difficult work of reforming immigration enforcement in the United States. […]

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