• Immigration “Restrictionistsâ€� Hitting Their Stride Under Trump, But We Can Stop Them
    August 23, 2019

    Short-term thinking is inferior to long-term thinking, some argue, because it does a disservice to the future and those who will live it.  Two long-term thinkers who have profoundly impacted U.S. immigration policy were recently in the headlines: John Tanton and Cordelia Scaife May. Both helped give rise to the current immigration “restrictionistâ€� movement in […] The post Immigration “Restrictionistsâ€� Hitting Their Stride Under Trump, But We Can Stop Them appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Administration Slashes Protections for Immigrant Children in Government Custody
    August 22, 2019

    The Trump administration announced a new regulation on Wednesday allowing for the indefinite detention of immigrant children. The new regulation will end the Flores Settlement Agreement. Flores is a decades-old agreement created to ensure that immigrant children are held in safe and sanitary conditions while in government custody. Flores also mandates that children should get […] The post Trump Administration Slashes Protections for Immigrant Children in Government Custody appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Foreign Student Visa Issuance Is Down Over 40 Percent
    August 21, 2019

    Recent government statistics indicate that the United States is becoming a less welcoming destination for foreign students. According to data from the State Department, the number of student visas issued annually for education in the United States fell from 677,928 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 to 389,579 in FY 2018—a decline of 42.5%. Much of […] The post Foreign Student Visa Issuance Is Down Over 40 Percent appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Latest Asylum Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas and New Mexico
    August 20, 2019

    The Trump administration’s latest asylum ban went into effect in New Mexico and Texas—but not California and Arizona—on Friday after a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling amounts to a partial victory for President Trump. While the ban covers the border states outside of the Ninth Circuit, it will not apply […] The post Trump’s Latest Asylum Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas and New Mexico appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap
    August 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that immigrant children must receive edible food, clean water, soap, and toothpaste while being detained by U.S. immigration authorities. The decision came from a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The panel dismissed the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower […] The post Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]