• This Citizenship Day Marred by Government’s Focus on Stripping People of Their Citizenship
    September 17, 2018

    Each year on September 17, America marks Citizenship Day, an annual opportunity to reflect on the benefits and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. In years past, it was used as a day to celebrate new Americans and encourage others who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. However, this year is different, as the security associated with […] The post This Citizenship Day Marred by Government’s Focus on Stripping People of Their Citizenship appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • As Florence Hits US, Trump Administration Diverts Funds for Disaster Relief Towards Immigration Enforcement
    September 14, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence pummels the southeastern United States, newly released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents show that a total of $200 million—including $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the summer of 2018. This transfer of funds, which allows the agency to have […] The post As Florence Hits US, Trump Administration Diverts Funds for Disaster Relief Towards Immigration Enforcement appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Government Agrees to Give Some Separated Families A Second Chance to Seek Asylum
    September 13, 2018

    In a tentative partial settlement agreement reached with lawyers representing parents and children who were separated as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the government has agreed to give thousands of parents and children a second chance to seek asylum. Organizations have argued that parents were so traumatized by the separation from […] The post Government Agrees to Give Some Separated Families A Second Chance to Seek Asylum appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Rural Communities Get Boost From Growing Immigrant Population
    September 12, 2018

    In rural communities throughout the United States, immigration has been a demographic lifeline that offsets—at least in part—the dwindling number of native-born Americans. In fact, as a report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) explains, there are many rural areas in which schools, hospitals, and businesses would have shut their doors if not for […] The post Rural Communities Get Boost From Growing Immigrant Population appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • In a Speech to New Immigration Judges, Attorney General Sessions Attacks Immigration Lawyers and Judicial Independence
    September 11, 2018

    Rather than encourage the new class of 44 immigration judges to be fair and impartial adjudicators in his Monday morning speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions advocated for a deeply flawed immigration court system and directed judges to carry out the Trump administration’s punitive, anti-immigration agenda. While many would have taken the opportunity to reinforce principles […] The post In a Speech to New Immigration Judges, Attorney General Sessions Attacks Immigration Lawyers and Judicial Independence appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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