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Immigrants facing deportation fare far better if they have a competent attorney representing them. For example, studies show that for asylum seekers, representation generally doubles the likelihood of being granted asylum. For many, the ability to secure competent representation in immigration court is truly a matter of life and death.  Yet fewer than 30 percent […]

The post Mexican Nationals and Detained Individuals Are Uniquely Disadvantaged in Immigration Court, Data Finds appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 20, 2017, 4:12 pm

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually in recognition of extraordinary achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace, have once again been won by Americans who came here as immigrants and refugees. Three out of the five Nobel Prize categories included immigrants or refugees. Immigrants have a history of winning The Nobel Foundation’s numerous […]

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Posted: October 19, 2017, 3:13 pm

Only hours before President Trump’s third travel ban was set to go into effect Tuesday night, it was halted by the same federal court in Hawaii that stopped the second version of the travel ban in March. In his order, Judge Watson found that President Trump had gone beyond what Congress had allowed him to […]

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Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:17 pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a long track record of operating in the dark, with little transparency and accountability.  The most recent examples come from the agency’s failure to reveal information about its practice of sending agents to serve as translators in routine law enforcement and local emergency services activities. Strong evidence suggests […]

The post CBP Is Refusing to Be Transparent About Its Role in Domestic Law Enforcement appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:04 pm

Among the laundry list of proposed restrictions and other attacks on immigration, the Trump administration is reportedly considering cuts to the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) and therefore limiting access to its corresponding J-1 visa. The long-standing program and non-immigrant visa allows American schools, businesses, and communities to host foreign nationals in the United States as […]

The post Attacks on Exchange Visitor Program Hurts American Businesses appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:07 pm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly intending to implement numerical quotas on Immigration Judges as a way of evaluating their performance. This move would undermine judicial independence, threaten the integrity of the immigration court system, and cause massive due process violations. As it currently stands, Immigration Judges are not rated based on the number […]

The post DOJ Threatens to Turn Immigration Judges Into ‘Assembly-Line Workers’ appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 13, 2017, 8:54 pm

During a public appearance at the Department of Justice on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on Congress to curb due process for immigrants by making it more difficult for an individual to seek asylum and to increase fast-track deportations. In his speech, Sessions focused heavily on America’s long-standing system that provides asylum to those […]

The post Attorney General Sessions Attacks Asylum Seekers and Calls for More Fast-Track Deportations appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 12, 2017, 9:34 pm

Now that the arbitrary deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals has passed, approximately 36,000 young immigrants are in danger of being deported. New data from United States and Citizenship Services (USCIS) reveals that roughly one-quarter of all eligible, former DACA recipients did not submit their application in time to meet the October […]

The post USCIS Reveals Nearly 25 Percent of Eligible Dreamers Did Not Submit Their Renewal Application on Time appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 11, 2017, 10:05 pm

The White House released its Immigration Principles and Policies late Sunday night, providing an outline of the Trump administration’s proposals on immigration. The principles were sent to Congressional leadership with a cover letter demanding these reforms be included in any legislation that addresses protection for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The seven-page document […]

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Posted: October 10, 2017, 10:50 pm

The anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has released a report which attempts to make the case that undocumented immigrants in the United States impose a massive fiscal burden on native-born Americans. This is a baseless argument that FAIR makes repeatedly, and it rests upon a number of flawed assumptions about the impact […]

The post FAIR Miscalculates the Cost of Unauthorized Immigration In A New Study appeared first on Immigration Impact.

Posted: October 6, 2017, 12:20 pm

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