• Advocates Seek Information About a Secretive Program That Fast-Tracks Deportations
    July 19, 2019

    Since the mid-1980s, immigration courts have operated the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP). The program is designed to quickly deport people serving criminal sentences. Despite how long it’s been in operation, little is known about the IHP. With a lawsuit filed earlier this week, advocates hope to shed light on this inherently secretive, newly-expanded program that […] The post Advocates Seek Information About a Secretive Program That Fast-Tracks Deportations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South
    July 18, 2019

    While members of Congress were struggling to reach a bipartisan deal in February in order to end the government shutdown, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly expanded its complicated network of immigration jails—this time in the Deep South. In late June, ICE started using three jails in Louisiana and Mississippi, with bed-space for 4,000 […] The post ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the Deep South appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Census Bureau Asked 250,000 Households About Their Citizenship Status, Despite Court Ruling
    July 17, 2019

    Despite losing at the Supreme Court, the Trump administration still managed to ask nearly a quarter of a million U.S. households about the citizenship status of their household members. That’s because the administration had already started mailing out its 2019 Census Test—a nationwide test used to inform the upcoming 2020 Census—two weeks before the Supreme […] The post Census Bureau Asked 250,000 Households About Their Citizenship Status, Despite Court Ruling appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Asylum Seekers Coming to the US From Third Countries
    July 16, 2019

    People fleeing persecution who arrive to the United States at the southern land border may no longer be able to seek asylum. As of Tuesday, these asylum seekers will instead be denied protection and returned to a country where their lives may be at risk, unless they qualify for a limited exception or meet a […] The post Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Asylum Seekers Coming to the US From Third Countries appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Raids: What to Expect This Week
    July 15, 2019

    After word got out about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) plans to conduct widespread raids across the country on Sunday, ICE agents appeared to scale back their plans. The enforcement agency is instead attempting a quieter—but just as damaging—approach to targeting immigrant families. ICE is reportedly targeting approximately 2,000 people in these raids. By […] The post ICE Raids: What to Expect This Week appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]