• Undocumented, Black, and Unseen
    February 27, 2020

    I am one of approximately 619,000 undocumented, Black immigrants living in the United States. My immigration story began at seven years old, when I came to the United States from Belize without my mother, father, or siblings. The latter is a common narrative for DACA recipients like me. But the former challenges a popular misconception: […] The post Undocumented, Black, and Unseen appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • H-1B Registration Is Almost Here: What We Do and Don’t Know About USCIS’ New Process
    February 27, 2020

    For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring U.S. employers to register in order to have a chance to file an H-1B petition that is subject to the annual limits. Registration begins March 1. The H-1B visa category allows highly educated foreign workers to temporarily work for employers in the United […] The post H-1B Registration Is Almost Here: What We Do and Don’t Know About USCIS’ New Process appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Greyhound Has a Long History of Racially Profiling Latino Passengers
    February 25, 2020

    The Greyhound bus company announced it will no longer allow Border Patrol agents to conduct warrantless checks for people in the country without authorization. This reverses the company’s policy of allowing agents to board its buses in search of undocumented passengers. The practice has been long been criticized as racial profiling. The announcement comes after […] The post Greyhound Has a Long History of Racially Profiling Latino Passengers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • With Public Charge Rule Now in Effect, Trump Achieves One of the Largest Cuts to Legal Immigration
    February 24, 2020

    After months in the courts, the Trump administration declared victory and began enforcing its new “public charge” rule. The rule goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, inside the United States and at consular posts across the world. Under the rule, immigration officials have far greater power to deny visas and green cards to […] The post With Public Charge Rule Now in Effect, Trump Achieves One of the Largest Cuts to Legal Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Judge Stops DHS From Arresting US Citizens’ Foreign Spouses During Marriage Interviews in Maryland
    February 21, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been targeting U.S. citizens’ foreign spouses when they apply for legal immigration status. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Maryland put a halt to this practice. For the past few years, couples attending interviews about their marriages sometimes faced a terrible surprise: DHS officers were waiting […] The post Judge Stops DHS From Arresting US Citizens’ Foreign Spouses During Marriage Interviews in Maryland appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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