• Trump Labels Asylum Seekers as National Security Threat in Expanded Asylum Bar
    July 9, 2020

    Even as President Trump downplays the threat of COVID-19, the Trump administration is using the pandemic as a pretext to bar more people from asylum in the United States. While the proposal is being tied to the coronavirus right now, this asylum bar could remain in place long after the current national crisis subsides. Who […] The post Trump Labels Asylum Seekers as National Security Threat in Expanded Asylum Bar appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Congress Calls to Decrease ICE Detention as COVID-19 Continues to Spread
    July 8, 2020

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security introduced their proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (beginning October 1, 2020) this week. The budget would have significant implications for U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities—current hotspots of the coronavirus pandemic. In a reversal of previous budget requests, this budget proposes a major decrease in […] The post Congress Calls to Decrease ICE Detention as COVID-19 Continues to Spread appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Says International Students Must Take Classes in Person or Leave the Country
    July 7, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the United States, many universities have chosen to temporarily move to online-only classes to protect public health. However, new guidance from the Trump administration will not allow international students to stay in the United States if their classes move online this fall. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […] The post ICE Says International Students Must Take Classes in Person or Leave the Country appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Court Orders ICE to End Its Practice of Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth
    July 6, 2020

    Immigrant children who arrive in the United States without a parent are placed in shelters or foster care while their guardianship and immigration process play out. But all too often, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) takes them away as soon as they turn 18 and locks them in an adult detention facility. However, a […] The post Court Orders ICE to End Its Practice of Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Hasn’t Approved a Single Person for Liberian Legalization Program
    July 2, 2020

    A program created in late 2019 to allow certain Liberian noncitizens in the United States to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) is falling far short of its potential, according to a new report. The program in question is Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 […] The post USCIS Hasn’t Approved a Single Person for Liberian Legalization Program appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]