• Tent Immigration Courts Are Still Not Fully Open to the Public
    January 17, 2020

    Asylum seekers subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols—or the “Remain in Mexico” program—in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas attend their court hearings in tents known as “port courts.” The government announced these secretive courts would finally be opened last week, but the public still does not have full access. For the past year, this program has […] The post Tent Immigration Courts Are Still Not Fully Open to the Public appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What We Know About USCIS’ New H-1B Cap Registration System
    January 16, 2020

    The new process for petitioning for highly educated H-1B workers will officially begin on March 1, 2020. For the first time, a U.S. employer who wants to file a petition that is subject to the annual limits must first register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The agency then must select the registration before […] The post What We Know About USCIS’ New H-1B Cap Registration System appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • On Trial: Inhumane Conditions in Customs and Border Protection Facilities in Arizona
    January 15, 2020

    After more than four years of gathering evidence of the substandard conditions in the government’s short-term detention facilities in Arizona’s Tucson Sector, a case challenging these conditions called Doe v. Wolf went to trial on Monday. Over the course of the trial, plaintiffs will show how individuals held in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) short-term […] The post On Trial: Inhumane Conditions in Customs and Border Protection Facilities in Arizona appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Changes to Work Permit Eligibility Leave Asylum Seekers Without a Job
    January 13, 2020

    People who come to the United States in search of protection must be allowed to work during the often-lengthy asylum application process. They need to be able to support themselves and their families. Yet the Trump administration wants to make it harder for asylum seekers to get a work permit. The Department of Homeland Security […] The post Changes to Work Permit Eligibility Leave Asylum Seekers Without a Job appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Decade Ends with Another Death in Immigration Detention
    January 10, 2020

    The government closed out the decade with yet another person’s death in immigration detention. Fiscal year 2019 was one of the most fatal years on the books for immigrants held in the custody of both Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Eight people died while in ICE custody in fiscal […] The post The Decade Ends with Another Death in Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]