• Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap
    August 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that immigrant children must receive edible food, clean water, soap, and toothpaste while being detained by U.S. immigration authorities. The decision came from a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The panel dismissed the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower […] The post Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Visa Petition Denials on the Rise
    August 16, 2019

    Legal immigration channels to the United States are continuing to suffer under the Trump administration. These restrictions are having an effect on employment-based immigration—particularly petitions for temporary foreign workers. American businesses file such petitions in order to hire and retain foreign-born workers who make vital contributions to companies, industries, and the U.S. economy. Yet U.S. […] The post USCIS Visa Petition Denials on the Rise appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown
    August 15, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released more details about its plan to close its international offices. In an August 9 memorandum, USCIS clarified that all but seven of its 23 international offices will be shuttered within the next year. USCIS’s International Operations Division has a diverse mission, encompassing everything from processing urgent humanitarian […] The post USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance
    August 14, 2019

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is preparing to expand its use of facial recognition technology to screen everyone entering the United States through borders and ports of entry. The border enforcement agency is searching for a private vendor to upgrade a sweeping range of its technological systems and recently put out a request for […] The post Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Public Charge Rule Imposes Wealth Test on Newcomers
    August 13, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final version of its new “public charge” regulation on Monday morning. The rule would make it easier for the government to deny a green card or visa to immigrants it believes are likely to receive certain public benefits in the future. This would make it significantly harder […] The post New Public Charge Rule Imposes Wealth Test on Newcomers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]