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USCIS Wants $1.2 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars. The Agency Should Do These 3 Things Before Getting a Bailout.

June 17, 2020 - 18:04

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made a request for $1.2 billion in emergency funding from Congress. USCIS’ funding is unique since it primarily flows from the fees people pay in pursuing immigration benefits, such as petitions for noncitizen workers and applications for naturalization. USCIS is justifying this billion-dollar bailout based on a projected 61% […]

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US Refugee Program Faces Grim Milestone: Historically Low Admissions

June 16, 2020 - 18:04

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day celebrates the resiliency of refugees who have fled persecution in their home countries. It also honors the process that allows countries to take in refugees. This year, the occasion is more somber in the United States, where refugee admissions are historically low. World Refugee Day was established […]

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DACA Made It Possible For Me to Fight Against COVID-19. The Supreme Court May Soon Make That Impossible.

June 15, 2020 - 16:00

My name is Sonia Martinez. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant working to help treat patients with COVID-19 at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. I am also one of the 650,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in the United States today. According to the government, I am an essential worker. I’m married […]

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What You Need to Know About Trump’s Proposal to Eliminate the US Asylum System

June 11, 2020 - 18:51

In sweeping new proposed regulations announced on June 11, the Trump administration took the first step toward administering a final blow to the U.S. asylum system. The proposed rules, which impose nearly a dozen new bars to asylum, would rewrite asylum law to exclude nearly all people seeking refuge. Should the rules go into effect, […]

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