• Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship
    May 22, 2019

    Immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military often use their service as a catalyst to apply for and gain citizenship. Traditionally, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) honored that service with a fast-tracked pathway to naturalization—granting soldiers citizenship to a country they already risked their lives for seemed beyond fair. But that has recently changed. New […] The post Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Death Toll of Migrant Children in US Custody Continues to Rise
    May 21, 2019

    Another migrant child died after being in U.S. custody this week—the fifth child since December 2018. These tragic deaths raise serious concerns about conditions in border facilities and the lack of adequate medical care. 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, the most recent child to die in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, was held […] The post The Death Toll of Migrant Children in US Custody Continues to Rise appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DACA and TPS Beneficiaries Must Be Part of Any Conversation About Immigration Reform
    May 20, 2019

    President Trump unveiled an immigration proposal last week that would make drastic changes to our family-based immigration system and impose new security measures at our southern border. While the United States has not made major changes to its immigration system in over three decades, any meaningful immigration reform must address the needs of our current […] The post DACA and TPS Beneficiaries Must Be Part of Any Conversation About Immigration Reform appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • White House’s Misguided Immigration Reform Plan Is Set for Failure
    May 17, 2019

    President Trump announced his new plan for overhauling the legal immigration system on Thursday. The plan is short on details, but it rests on principles that the Trump administration has touted before. Specifically, the proposal emphasizes the desire to radically curtail family-based immigration while prioritizing certain attributes that are viewed as an expression of “merit.” […] The post White House’s Misguided Immigration Reform Plan Is Set for Failure appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’
    May 16, 2019

    Amid growing calls for reforming the immigration court system, last week the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sparked criticism when it put out a document “Myths vs. Facts About Immigration Proceedings.” The document, which claimed to bust 18 different “myths,” seemed intended to assuage concerns about the agency. Instead, it was met with widespread […] The post Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’ appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]