Melissa Cruz – Immigration Impact http://immigrationimpact.com Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:42:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 What Salvadorans With Temporary Protected Status Should Know Now http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/09/salvadorans-temporary-protected-status-know-now/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/09/salvadorans-temporary-protected-status-know-now/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:34:46 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21771

Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen announced on Monday that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador would be terminated. The decision to terminate TPS for some 200,000 Salvadorans comes on the heels of months of advocacy, which focused on their decades-long lawful residency in the United States and El Salvador’s ongoing problems […]

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Faith and Community Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Extend Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/04/faith-leaders-trump-tps-el-salvador/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/04/faith-leaders-trump-tps-el-salvador/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:05:23 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21746

With just a matter of days left before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must decide the fate of 200,000 Salvadorans, momentum around this community of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders is only growing. As the majority of Salvadoran TPS recipients have lawfully lived and worked in the United States for nearly two decades, various […]

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Top Five Immigration Stories of 2017 http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/22/top-five-immigration-stories-2017/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/22/top-five-immigration-stories-2017/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:12:30 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21698

The 2017 news cycle was filled with devastating stories of family separation as the Trump Administration began to place its mark on American’s immigration policy. While the coverage of immigration has been broad, we consider these to be the top five stories of 2017. President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders The top story on immigration of […]

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Where Doug Jones Stands on Immigration Policy http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/13/doug-jones-immigration-policy/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/13/doug-jones-immigration-policy/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:22:09 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21654

Doug Jones, a former Democratic prosecutor once considered a longshot in Republican-majority Alabama, narrowly won the state’s Senate race Tuesday evening in what may ultimately prove to be a needed boost for immigrants’ rights on Capitol Hill. Jones’ stance on immigration was largely captured during the contentious Senate race, in which he was repeatedly questioned […]

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The Dream Act Could Add Millions to Your Congressional District http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/12/dream-act-add-millions-congressional-district/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/12/dream-act-add-millions-congressional-district/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:49:55 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21647

Current and former recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative are asking Congress to recognize the impact they and other Dreamers have on the United States, and to subsequently pass legislation that protects them from deportation and places them on a path to citizenship. One of the clear benefits of providing young […]

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Dreamer Movement Gains Support as Deadline for a Legislative Solution Approaches http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/04/dreamer-support-deadline-legislative-solution/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/04/dreamer-support-deadline-legislative-solution/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:33:17 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21604

A growing coalition is voicing its support for finding a permanent, legislative solution for the young immigrants thrown into limbo with the recent termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. With more and more Dreamers losing their status by the day, a groundswell of support is forming to create a fix by […]

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As Immigration Enforcement Ramps up, Neighbors Sign up to Defend Immigrants http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/28/enforcement-neighbors-defend-immigrants/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/28/enforcement-neighbors-defend-immigrants/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:24:55 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21579

In the face of heightened threats around immigration enforcement, communities are taking action to ensure due process for their undocumented community members. These rapid response efforts are being undertaken by a growing network of community members—from students to salesmen to social workers—who are volunteering to witness arrests conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. […]

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USCIS Will Now Consider the DACA Applications That Got Lost in the Mail http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/17/uscis-daca-applications-lost-mail/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/17/uscis-daca-applications-lost-mail/#comments Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:05:58 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21562

When a slowdown with the U.S. Postal Service caused over 100 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal applications to arrive after the October 5 deadline, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said there was nothing it could do—the rejection was final. But in a reversal announced on Wednesday night, USCIS will now allow applicants to […]

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USCIS Is Receiving a Record Number of Citizenship Applications http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/13/uscis-record-citizenship-applications/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/13/uscis-record-citizenship-applications/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:22:52 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21544

The average processing time for United States citizenship applications used to take five to seven months – already a lengthy timeline for immigrants waiting to get their citizenship vetted and approved. A spike in applications before and after the 2016 presidential election has caused that wait time to double. Yet, immigrants by and large are […]

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The Military’s Strategic and Recruitment Goals Fail When Immigrants Can’t Serve http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/09/militarys-goals-fail-immigrants-cant-serve/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/09/militarys-goals-fail-immigrants-cant-serve/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:05:36 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21540

The United States Armed Forces has long valued the contributions of immigrants—from the War of 1812 to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, U.S.-born and immigrant soldiers have fought alongside one another with no concern for nationality or immigration status. Yet, within the first several months of the Trump presidency, the administration has created […]

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Immigrants and Refugees Are Among America’s 2017 Nobel Prize Winners http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/19/immigrants-and-refugees-nobel-prize-winners/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/19/immigrants-and-refugees-nobel-prize-winners/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:13:23 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21437

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually in recognition of extraordinary achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace, have once again been won by Americans who came here as immigrants and refugees. Three out of the five Nobel Prize categories included immigrants or refugees. Immigrants have a history of winning The Nobel Foundation’s numerous […]

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USCIS Reveals Nearly 25 Percent of Eligible Dreamers Did Not Submit Their Renewal Application on Time http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/11/uscis-25-percent-dreamers-renewal-application/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/11/uscis-25-percent-dreamers-renewal-application/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:05:30 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21406

Now that the arbitrary deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals has passed, approximately 36,000 young immigrants are in danger of being deported. New data from United States and Citizenship Services (USCIS) reveals that roughly one-quarter of all eligible, former DACA recipients did not submit their application in time to meet the October […]

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As the DACA Renewal Deadline Approaches, 50,000 Dreamers May Face Deportation http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/04/daca-renewal-deadline-deportation/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/04/daca-renewal-deadline-deportation/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:11:35 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21378

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) renewal deadline fast approaching, thousands of young immigrants are scrambling to have their paperwork in by October 5 for a final, two-year extension. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has estimated that nearly 50,000 Dreamers have so far not submitted the necessary paperwork and fee, and would […]

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Public’s Appetite for Harsh Immigration Polices on the Decline http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/22/publics-appetite-harsh-immigration-polices-decline/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/22/publics-appetite-harsh-immigration-polices-decline/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:05:10 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21337

While undocumented immigration remains a concern among two-thirds of the American public, most Americans, including Republicans, support proposals which provide law-abiding immigrants a chance to remain in the country. This ongoing shift in public opinion was calculated by a new poll from Monmouth University, which showed that support for two of President Trump’s key immigration […]

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Florida and Texas Need Immigrants to Rebuild http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/12/florida-texas-need-immigrants-to-rebuild/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/12/florida-texas-need-immigrants-to-rebuild/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:41:48 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21298

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey ravaging much of Florida and Texas, the states will soon begin a substantial, years-long rebuilding process. The aftermath of previous natural disasters has shown that much of that rebuilding process was carried out by immigrants, many of whom were undocumented. But relying on foreign-born labor to reconstruct Florida and Texas’ […]

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Seniors’ Access to Health Care May Suffer If DACA Is Terminated http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/08/seniors-access-health-care-daca-terminated/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/08/seniors-access-health-care-daca-terminated/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:14:11 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21288

Industries across the nation may find themselves in dangerously short supply of workers if no solution is found for the 800,000 young immigrants now at risk of deportation due to the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. One industry, however, may be struck particularly and immediately hard: health care. The Trump […]

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Trump Bows to Threats by Attorneys General and Ends DACA Initiative http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/05/trump-attorneys-general-ends-daca/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/05/trump-attorneys-general-ends-daca/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:18:55 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21266

The Trump administration brought the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA) to an end on Tuesday, striking one of the largest blows to America’s immigrant community since taking office. Despite promising to show recipients of the Obama-era initiative “great heart,” the administration announced that it will officially rescind the program after being threatened with litigation […]

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Where Do You Find the Most Resistance to Immigration? http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/23/find-resistance-immigration/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/23/find-resistance-immigration/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:15:04 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21212

Conventional thinking may lead some to believe that those communities that fight the hardest against immigration are the ones receiving the greatest influx of foreign newcomers. If people are wary of the changes immigrants are bringing to their communities, they would naturally seem to be the most vocal in their opposition. Yet new data from […]

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Hundreds Gather in Front of the White House to Support Protection for Young Immigrants http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/16/hundreds-white-house-support-protection-young-immigrants/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/16/hundreds-white-house-support-protection-young-immigrants/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:26:51 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21176

Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on a rainy Tuesday, not only to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, but to fight for it. With 10 state attorneys general pushing for its termination and its future uncertain, nearly 800,000 DACA recipients fear the worst. The fight […]

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Farmers Struggle to Find Labor, Threatening Americans’ Food Supply and Prices http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/14/farmers-struggle-labor-food-prices/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/14/farmers-struggle-labor-food-prices/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:14:20 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21167

America’s farmers have been acutely aware of the consequences of restrictive immigration policies for some time. When migration levels drop or restrictive policies drive migrants out of the state or country, farmers feel the pinch first, as their crops are left to rot in the fields due to the shortage of available workers. Since a […]

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