• What Is Happening with Trump’s Border Wall? Here’s Everything You Need to Know So Far
    October 18, 2019

    President Trump has made the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a cornerstone of his presidency. To date, not a single mile of new barriers has been erected. But the Trump administration continues to aggressively pursue new avenues to fund this project outside of the traditional federal appropriations process, including the president’s declaration […] The post What Is Happening with Trump’s Border Wall? Here’s Everything You Need to Know So Far appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • In Historic Ruling, Thousands of Immigrants Waiting for Their Immigration Records Can Now Challenge Agency Delay
    October 17, 2019

    A federal court in San Francisco certified two nationwide classes of immigrants and attorneys challenging extreme agency delays in producing immigration case files. Plaintiffs allege that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a system-wide practice of failing to provide access to immigration case records—called A-Files—within deadlines set […] The post In Historic Ruling, Thousands of Immigrants Waiting for Their Immigration Records Can Now Challenge Agency Delay appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People
    October 16, 2019

    California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that will phase out private prisons—including federal immigration detention centers—throughout the state. The new law, AB 32, prohibits the state government and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from creating, modifying, or renewing prison contracts with private companies beginning on January 1, 2020. The […] The post California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Which Immigration Cases Will the Supreme Court Rule on This Session?
    October 15, 2019

    The Supreme Court began a new session this October, and in the coming months, the justices will hear several high-profile immigration cases. These cases involve the attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the highly-criticized killing of a young boy in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent, and the criminal prosecution […] The post Which Immigration Cases Will the Supreme Court Rule on This Session? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect
    October 14, 2019

    The Trump administration suffered another immigration blow in court last Friday. The new “public charge” rule set to go into effect Tuesday, October 15, was blocked in three separate rulings by judges around the country. Courts in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle all issued rulings halting the implementation of the rule. This was largely […] The post “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]