• Calls to Reform ‘Irredeemably Dysfunctional’ Immigration Court System Grow Louder
    March 22, 2019

    In an exhaustive report  on the immigration court system, the American Bar Association (ABA) called on Congress to make sweeping changes in order to fix a system “on the brink of collapse.” According to the ABA, the immigration courts—which currently face backlogs of over 855,000 cases—are so “irredeemably dysfunctional” that the only solution is for […] The post Calls to Reform ‘Irredeemably Dysfunctional’ Immigration Court System Grow Louder appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expansive Immigration Detention
    March 21, 2019

    Immigrants with even minor, dated criminal convictions will now be placed in mandatory detention without the possibility of a bond hearing—even if they have already served their time and been previously released. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Nielsen v. Preap this week. A majority of the Court ruled that an immigration law […] The post Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expansive Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Congress Debates Reauthorization of Expired Violence Against Women Act
    March 21, 2019

    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a landmark piece of legislation that was the first to offer clear protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, is up for reauthorization this year. The law has been instrumental in providing protections for immigrants who have faced this type of violence. Due to the government shutdown, […] The post Congress Debates Reauthorization of Expired Violence Against Women Act appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Taking H-4 Spouses out of the US Workforce Would Hurt Women the Most
    March 19, 2019

    The Trump administration is set to issue a proposed rule that would prevent the spouses of certain high-skilled temporary foreign workers from getting jobs while they are in the United States. The rule—which would bar employment for those in H-4 status—would waste economic potential and have a disproportionate impact on women. This new rule derives […] The post Taking H-4 Spouses out of the US Workforce Would Hurt Women the Most appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • An Update on TPS: A Promising New Bill, More Lawsuits, and an Uncertain Future
    March 18, 2019

    More than 300,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders whose status was due to expire in the coming months have new reasons to be hopeful. On the legislative front, Congress proposed a new bill to provide permanent status in the United States for many TPS holders and Dreamers. Separately, the Trump administration gave TPS holders from […] The post An Update on TPS: A Promising New Bill, More Lawsuits, and an Uncertain Future appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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