• Trump’s Citizenship Test Scrapped by USCIS Over Politicization and Complexity Concerns
    March 5, 2021

    Individuals hoping to become a naturalized American citizen will take a different civics test beginning this week, as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reverts back to a previous version of the test. USCIS has scrapped a 2020 version of the U.S. citizenship test implemented during the final months of the Trump administration. The test […] The post Trump’s Citizenship Test Scrapped by USCIS Over Politicization and Complexity Concerns appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Data Shows the Landscape of Community Support Services to Replace Immigration Detention
    March 3, 2021

    The U.S. government has long relied on a punitive and outdated detention system to keep immigrants in its custody. Even when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) places people on alternatives to detention, those alternatives are run by for-profit corporations and involve intrusive surveillance through devices like ankle monitors. New data released this week by […] The post New Data Shows the Landscape of Community Support Services to Replace Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE’s Changes to Family Detention Are an Improvement but Don’t Go Far Enough
    March 2, 2021

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last week that it would make changes to two family detention centers in Texas that would result in families spending less time in detention. The agency states that the facilities will be turned into “reception centers,” where families receive COVID-19 tests, arrange travel to their destination, and are […] The post ICE’s Changes to Family Detention Are an Improvement but Don’t Go Far Enough appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • A Federal Defender System for Immigrants Is Long Overdue
    February 26, 2021

    The stakes in immigration court could not be higher—many people face the possibility of being permanently torn away from their families and communities in the United States. Others seeking protection in the U.S. risk being forced back to dangerous conditions in their home countries. Despite these extraordinarily high stakes, immigrants are not entitled to publicly […] The post A Federal Defender System for Immigrants Is Long Overdue appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • President Biden Ends Part of Trump’s Ban on Legal Immigration
    February 25, 2021

    President Biden has ended a 10-month ban on immigrant visas—the COVID-19 immigrant visa ban. The Trump administration issued the ban in April 2020 in the name of “protecting” American jobs during the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The real purpose was not to provide any meaningful economic benefit, but to achieve the largescale […] The post President Biden Ends Part of Trump’s Ban on Legal Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]