• Immigrants Contribute Billions to Federal and State Taxes Each Year
    April 15, 2024

    Without fail, each Tax Day a prevalent myth resurfaces that conceals the truth about immigrants’ contributions to federal, state, and local taxes. Bolstered by social media and other outlets, it misleadingly asserts that immigrants, particularly those who are undocumented, evade taxes. The facts don’t back up these claims. Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay taxes. Our […] The post Immigrants Contribute Billions to Federal and State Taxes Each Year appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Re-Issues Temporary Rule to Extend Work Permits for 800,000 Immigrant Workers
    April 15, 2024

    Thousands of immigrant workers with pending work permit renewals, and their employers, breathed a sigh of relief last week. On April 8, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule that automatically extends the validity period of their work permits for up to 540 days, or about a year and a half. This […] The post USCIS Re-Issues Temporary Rule to Extend Work Permits for 800,000 Immigrant Workers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now?
    April 9, 2024

    After months of contentious debate and near government shutdowns, Congress approved appropriations for fiscal year 2024, which President Biden quickly signed into law. The spending package contains several important immigration-related appropriations and provisions. Alarmingly, however, $150 million has been cut from the Shelter and Services Program (SSP) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and […] The post The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration
    April 9, 2024

    President Biden signed the final 6-bill “minibus” funding package for fiscal year (FY) 2024 on March 23, which includes funding for the agencies that implement our immigration laws. This was the culmination of months of negotiations mired by attempts to insert restrictive border and immigration policy changes into the budget. While the compromise package doesn’t […] The post FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • STEM-Related Petitions Increase Following USCIS’ Updated Policy Guidance
    March 29, 2024

    A recent analysis by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found that the number of petitions by, or on behalf of, foreign-born workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) increased following a pair of guidance clarifications the agency made in January 2022. One outlines how foreign-born STEM professionals can qualify for […] The post STEM-Related Petitions Increase Following USCIS’ Updated Policy Guidance appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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