• As One ‘Tent City’ for Immigrant Children Closes in Texas, Another Opens in Florida
    January 18, 2019

    Earlier this month, the Trump administration officially closed the doors of a “tent city” holding over 2,800 immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas. The closure comes after months of public pressure and local organizing. However, any celebration is short-lived. Just days after Tornillo’s closure, the administration announced its plan to increase bed space in another juvenile […] The post As One ‘Tent City’ for Immigrant Children Closes in Texas, Another Opens in Florida appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Promise to ‘Build the Wall’ Hurts Businesses and Residents Along the Border 
    January 17, 2019

    As the partial government shutdown stretches on, many individuals, families, and businesses around the country are struggling. At the heart of the shutdown and budget standoff is President Trump’s promise to “build the wall.” Yet for many people and businesses along the border, this is the last thing they want.   Ahead of President Trump’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border last week, business owners and leaders […] The post Promise to ‘Build the Wall’ Hurts Businesses and Residents Along the Border  appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Trump Administration Loses Fight to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
    January 16, 2019

    A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s plan to add a question on U.S. citizenship to the 2020 Census on Tuesday, ruling that the controversial move “violated the public trust” and would be damaging to immigrants. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the administration’s intention to add the question – “Is this person a citizen […] The post The Trump Administration Loses Fight to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Rural Communities Are Embracing Immigrants and Thriving as a Result
    January 15, 2019

    Small and rural towns across America are increasingly faced with the opportunities and challenges that come with settling new immigrants. In nearly 3,000 rural American towns, the immigrant population grew by 130 percent since 1990. While immigrants are increasingly credited with bringing growth and stimulus to small town America, their arrival can also create tension […] The post How Rural Communities Are Embracing Immigrants and Thriving as a Result appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • As Shutdown Moves Into Fourth Week, Most Immigration Courts Remain Shuttered
    January 14, 2019

    With the government shutdown dragging into its fourth week—marking the longest shutdown in U.S. history—most of the nation’s immigration courts remain closed. The Trump administration decries immigration court backlogs and has implemented short cuts that limit and threaten due process to address the backlogs. Yet he has contributed to a shutdown that has led to […] The post As Shutdown Moves Into Fourth Week, Most Immigration Courts Remain Shuttered appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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