• First Round of Biden Immigration Judges Fails to Increase Diversity
    May 13, 2021

    The Biden administration announced its first round of immigration judge appointments on May 6. Unfortunately, the immigration court appointments do not show the commitment to diversity that President Biden has demonstrated in his federal court appointments.  All of the new judges had received conditional offers from the Trump administration. The current administration was under no obligation to continue with the appointments, however. Advocates expressed disappointment in the hires and lack of balanced […] The post First Round of Biden Immigration Judges Fails to Increase Diversity appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Another Trump Barrier Broken as DHS Withdraws Two Proposed Rules for Limiting Access to Legal Immigration
    May 13, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently withdrew two rules proposed by the Trump administration. On the surface, it seems they have nothing in common: a proposed expansion in collecting biometrics and the proposed end to a program for foreign entrepreneurs to develop new ventures in the United States. But the withdrawals had a common […] The post Another Trump Barrier Broken as DHS Withdraws Two Proposed Rules for Limiting Access to Legal Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • As US Birth Rate Declines, Programs Like Social Security Need Immigration to Survive
    May 11, 2021

    Birth rates are falling in the United States at the same time more Americans are reaching retirement age. Together, these two trends present enormous economic challenges for the nation. A growing number of retirees are leaving the labor force and relying on programs like Social Security and Medicare. But there aren’t enough younger workers able […] The post As US Birth Rate Declines, Programs Like Social Security Need Immigration to Survive appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • It’s Time for Real Alternatives to Immigration Detention
    May 7, 2021

    Every year the U.S. government locks up thousands of non-citizens in a prison system few Americans know about—the immigration detention system. Though immigration detention is termed “civil” rather than criminal, in practice it is no different from criminal detention and is rife with abuse and neglect. The pandemic has made it more dangerous than ever […] The post It’s Time for Real Alternatives to Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration Begins Reuniting the First of Thousands of Migrant Families Still Separated
    May 5, 2021

    Four families separated under the Trump administration will be reunited this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced. They will be the first families to be reunited thanks to the efforts of the Family Reunification Task Force, launched by the Biden administration in February. It’s estimated that over 1,000 children are still separated from […] The post Biden Administration Begins Reuniting the First of Thousands of Migrant Families Still Separated appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]