• Talking Turkey: How to Discuss Immigration for Long-Lasting Change
    November 23, 2020

    While our Thanksgiving dinner tables may look a little different this year, one thing remains the same: Thanksgiving is a time to catch up and reconnect with loved ones. Whether you are doing this by phone, Zoom, or at a social distanced gathering, many of our conversations will reveal that our families and friends hold […] The post Talking Turkey: How to Discuss Immigration for Long-Lasting Change appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Discriminatory Treatment of Haitians Throughout History Informs Current Policy at the US-Mexico Border
    November 20, 2020

    For years, the Trump administration has argued that limited capacity at ports of entry led to its policy of turning back asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border (the “turnback policy”). But a recent amicus—or “friend of the court”—brief filed in a lawsuit challenging this policy argues that the true justification is racial hostility. In the […] The post Discriminatory Treatment of Haitians Throughout History Informs Current Policy at the US-Mexico Border appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Wants to Deny Work Permits to Some People Released From ICE Detention
    November 19, 2020

    The Trump administration announced on November 17 that it plans to start denying work permits to people who have been ordered deported, but who have been released from immigration custody because they cannot—or should not—be deported. A stated purpose of this new rule, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is to encourage people […] The post Trump Administration Wants to Deny Work Permits to Some People Released From ICE Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New US Citizenship Test Makes It Harder for Immigrants to Become Citizens
    November 17, 2020

    Lawful permanent residents seeking to become U.S. citizens will now be required to take a more difficult and longer citizenship test. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the change on November 13. The new test increases the total number of questions from 100 to 128. Applicants will be verbally asked 20 questions and must […] The post New US Citizenship Test Makes It Harder for Immigrants to Become Citizens appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court Invalidates Changes to DACA Because Chad Wolf Was Unlawfully Appointed
    November 16, 2020

    A judge has ruled that recent changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that were a veiled attempt to gut the program are invalid because Chad Wolf—the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—was not lawfully appointed to his position. The federal judge’s decision may signal that other immigration policies enacted under […] The post Federal Court Invalidates Changes to DACA Because Chad Wolf Was Unlawfully Appointed appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]