• Why a Shorter Census Timeline Hurts Immigrant Communities
    August 6, 2020

    The Trump administration announced on August 3 plans to end the 2020 Census one month earlier than previously planned. The change has led to fears that immigrant and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities will be undercounted. This has the real potential to harm them financially and politically for years to come. The […] The post Why a Shorter Census Timeline Hurts Immigrant Communities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Farmworkers Need Better Support to Survive COVID-19
    August 6, 2020

    The dangers to America’s farmworkers—primarily immigrant men from Mexico with temporary H-2A visas—have long persisted under a system that is ripe for abuse. But those risks have only grown since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the United States this March. A lack of workplace protections, crowded housing, and no social safety net put farmworkers at […] The post Farmworkers Need Better Support to Survive COVID-19 appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on Immigration Courts With No Clear Plan to Stop Spread
    August 4, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, immigration courts around the country remain in turmoil. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) initially postponed all non-detained hearings when lockdowns began in March. However, EOIR refused to close all courts. Hearings for detained immigrants and unaccompanied children continued, despite the risks. Now, […] The post COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on Immigration Courts With No Clear Plan to Stop Spread appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Border Patrol Raids Camp in Retaliation Against Humanitarian Aid Workers
    August 3, 2020

    The United States Border Patrol raided a humanitarian aid camp in Arizona on July 31, detaining volunteers and over 30 people receiving care. The camp—known as Byrd Camp—is run by No More Deaths (NMD), an organization that works to end the death and suffering of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The raid follows a pattern […] The post Border Patrol Raids Camp in Retaliation Against Humanitarian Aid Workers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Fee Hikes Will Go Into Effect for These Applications
    July 31, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an advance copy of a final rule on July 31 that will impose significant fee increases across many facets of the legal immigration system. These changes include an astronomical 80% increase to the cost of becoming a U.S. citizen and a first-time fee for asylum applicants. The rule […] The post USCIS Fee Hikes Will Go Into Effect for These Applications appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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