• Legal Victory Brings Hope to Asylum Seekers Turned Away at the Border
    August 12, 2020

    Asylum seekers got a major win in a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) illegal policy of turning back asylum seekers at ports of entry. In Al Otro Lado v. Wolf, a federal judge decided that the case may proceed as a class action. This decision means that the named plaintiffs—14 individuals and […] The post Legal Victory Brings Hope to Asylum Seekers Turned Away at the Border appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Updates to USCIS Policy Manual Give Broad Discretion to Issue More Denials
    August 11, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has imposed new requirements on its officers for exercising discretion that will substantially increase time and expense for the agency and applicants. Applications for work authorization will be particularly impacted. On July 15, USCIS issued updates to its Policy Manual. This manual contains the agency’s official policies and “assists […] The post Updates to USCIS Policy Manual Give Broad Discretion to Issue More Denials appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Deaths in Immigration Detention Are at a Record High. ICE Can Prevent the Next One.
    August 10, 2020

    Two men died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on August 5. One of the men died in a hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, while the other died in his cell of a massive intercranial hemorrhage. These tragedies increased the total deaths in ICE custody this fiscal year to 17, the highest […] The post Deaths in Immigration Detention Are at a Record High. ICE Can Prevent the Next One. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Why a Shorter Census Timeline Hurts Immigrant Communities
    August 6, 2020

    The Trump administration announced on August 3 plans to end the 2020 Census one month earlier than previously planned. The change has led to fears that immigrant and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities will be undercounted. This has the real potential to harm them financially and politically for years to come. The […] The post Why a Shorter Census Timeline Hurts Immigrant Communities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Farmworkers Need Better Support to Survive COVID-19
    August 6, 2020

    The dangers to America’s farmworkers—primarily immigrant men from Mexico with temporary H-2A visas—have long persisted under a system that is ripe for abuse. But those risks have only grown since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the United States this March. A lack of workplace protections, crowded housing, and no social safety net put farmworkers at […] The post Farmworkers Need Better Support to Survive COVID-19 appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]