Royce Murray – Immigration Impact http://immigrationimpact.com Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:26:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Homeland Security Extends TPS for Yemen for 18 Months http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/05/tps-holders-from-yemen-anxiously-await-news-of-whether-they-can-stay-in-the-u-s/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/05/tps-holders-from-yemen-anxiously-await-news-of-whether-they-can-stay-in-the-u-s/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:39:51 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22744

The Yemeni community in the United States received word today that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen will be extended through March 3, 2020.  Approximately 1,250 Yemeni TPS will now be able to renew their status to avoid being returned to what the United Nations Secretary-General has labeled “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Yemen has […]

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Asylum Seekers Fleeing Domestic Violence and Gangs Now Face Even Higher Hurdles to Protection http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/13/asylum-seekers-domestic-violence-gangs-hurdles-protection/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/13/asylum-seekers-domestic-violence-gangs-hurdles-protection/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:04:04 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22612

In the latest attack on asylum seekers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions single-handedly overturned years of immigration precedent to find that many victims of violence will not qualify for asylum. His strongly-worded opinion strikes an especially devastating blow to Central American asylum seekers, the vast majority of whom seek protection in the United States after fleeing […]

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US Embassy Cables Reveal How Trump Officials Ignored Warnings About Ending Temporary Protected Status http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/09/cables-trump-warnings-temporary-protected-status/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/09/cables-trump-warnings-temporary-protected-status/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 22:13:18 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22453

In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has methodically ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six countries, including over 300,000 people from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Newly revealed State Department cables now confirm that the Trump administration’s interest in ending these designations superseded stark warnings from U.S. embassies on the ground about […]

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After Almost 20 Years, Honduran Temporary Protected Status Holders Lose Permission to Stay http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/04/imminent-decision-looms-large-hondurans-tps-holders/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/04/imminent-decision-looms-large-hondurans-tps-holders/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 17:03:17 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22427

Nearly 60,000 Hondurans learned today that they will no longer be able to remain in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), placing them at risk of deportation when termination takes effect in 18 months. Having lawfully resided in the United States for many years, Honduran TPS holders now face the impossible choice of […]

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Homeland Security Ends Temporary Protected Status for Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/27/temporary-protected-status-earthquake-nepal/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/27/temporary-protected-status-earthquake-nepal/#respond Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:33:43 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22383

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal. Designated in 2015 based on a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Nielsen found that conditions in Nepal “have decreased to a degree that they should no longer be regarded as substantial.” Thursday’s announcement delayed the effective date by 12 […]

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Migrant Caravan Making Its Way North to Be Greeted By a Complex Web of Immigration Laws http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/03/migrant-caravan-border-immigration-laws/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/03/migrant-caravan-border-immigration-laws/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:05:47 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22244

Slowing making their way north through Mexico is a large caravan of migrants searching for safe haven, an opportunity to work, or the chance to reunite with family. Some will remain in Mexico, while others hope to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. But what will they face when they arrive? The caravan caught the attention of […]

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Long-Residing Liberians Are at Risk of Losing Protection from Deportation by the End of March http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/15/liberians-deportation-march/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/15/liberians-deportation-march/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:03:32 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22148

While much of the national immigration conversation has focused on the fate of Dreamers and those with Temporary Protected Status, a little-known protection provided to Liberians is on the brink of expiration. This rarely-applied protection is known as Deferred Enforced Departure, a designation made by the president to provide temporary relief from deportation and work […]

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USCIS Changes to Asylum Interview Scheduling Allows Long-Pending Cases to Languish http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/23/uscis-changes-asylum-interview-scheduling-allows-long-pending-cases-languish/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/23/uscis-changes-asylum-interview-scheduling-allows-long-pending-cases-languish/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:02:29 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22021

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made abrupt and sweeping changes to how the agency will schedule interviews for affirmative asylum applications. Rather than interviewing those who have been waiting months or years for their interview, asylum offices will now prioritize brand new filings ahead of all others waiting in the queue. While scheduling asylum […]

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DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syrians, but Leaves Some Without Protections http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/01/dhs-temporary-protected-status-syrians/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/01/dhs-temporary-protected-status-syrians/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:10:30 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21908

For the first time in many months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decided to extend a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation – this time for Syria.  With civil war continuing to rage, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitting Syrians another 18 months to be safe from deportation. But for the first time since […]

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Government Shuts Down While Negotiations Continue on Dream Act, but Most Immigration Functions Continue http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/20/government-shuts-negotiations-continue-dream-act-immigration-functions-continue/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/20/government-shuts-negotiations-continue-dream-act-immigration-functions-continue/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:03:14 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21841

With the national conversation focused squarely on Dreamers, Congress was unable to find common ground on a budget deal and has shut down the U.S. Government. Congressional leadership decided not to bring a vote on bipartisan Dream Act legislation. Instead, this was the fourth time in as many months that Congress looked to fund the […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About DACA Developments This Week http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/10/need-to-know-daca-developments-week/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/10/need-to-know-daca-developments-week/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:24:53 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21783

There has been a flurry of activity around finding a long-term solution for Dreamers this week. All three branches of government have engaged in these head-spinning developments, ultimately underscoring the need for an urgent fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. In September, the administration ended the DACA program that provided a work […]

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Trump Administration Ends Protections for Long-Time Salvadoran Residents http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/08/trump-ends-protections-salvadoran/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/08/trump-ends-protections-salvadoran/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:29:27 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21768

The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced the Trump administration will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 individuals from El Salvador after 17 years. TPS allows individuals to live and work in the United States while their country experiences armed conflict, environmental disasters, and extraordinary and temporary conditions. The administration’s decision to end TPS for El Salvador is the fourth termination […]

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As DHS Ends TPS for Haiti, a Pattern Emerges. What Comes Next? http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/30/dhs-tps-haiti-what-comes-next/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/30/dhs-tps-haiti-what-comes-next/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:51:39 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21591

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it would be ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. 50,000 Haitians, along with hundreds of thousands of nationals from other countries, now face an uncertain future which could result in deportation to a country struggling to recover from an onslaught of environmental challenges. It […]

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The Fate of Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Recipients to Be Decided http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/03/fate-tps-recipients-decided/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/11/03/fate-tps-recipients-decided/#comments Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:28:38 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21511

Thousands of immigrants living and working in the United States are poised to learn whether their temporary immigration status will be extended or terminated in the coming days. The 300,000 nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, and Nicaragua, who have been permitted to live in the United States for many years because their countries were […]

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White House Immigration Principles Are Released as DACA Deal Looms http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/10/white-house-immigration-principles-released-daca-deal/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/10/white-house-immigration-principles-released-daca-deal/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:50:39 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21397

The White House released its Immigration Principles and Policies late Sunday night, providing an outline of the Trump administration’s proposals on immigration. The principles were sent to Congressional leadership with a cover letter demanding these reforms be included in any legislation that addresses protection for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The seven-page document […]

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The White House Has Slashed Refugee Admissions to Record Lows http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/02/white-house-slashed-refugee-admissions/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/10/02/white-house-slashed-refugee-admissions/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:01:53 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21369

The White House announced late last week that for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the United States will only admit a maximum number of 45,000 refugees. This represents the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set by the U.S. government, despite record numbers of forced displacement around the world. The UN Refugee Agency […]

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Temporary Protected Status Terminated for Sudan, Extended for South Sudan. Who Is Next? http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/21/temporary-protected-status-terminated-sudan/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/21/temporary-protected-status-terminated-sudan/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:13:47 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21333

With the stroke of a pen, the Secretary of Homeland Security upended the lives of over 1,000 Sudanese nationals living in the United States with the announcement this week that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan has been terminated. However, nationals of South Sudan fared better, with an 18-month extension of their TPS designation announced […]

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How Many People Are at Risk of Losing Their Temporary Protected Status? http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/26/losing-temporary-protected-status/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/26/losing-temporary-protected-status/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:23:56 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21083

Over 300,000 individuals who currently have legal status could lose it if their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is terminated over the course of the next year. Nationals of ten countries who have been living and working in the United States under this protected status are facing the threat of having their status taken away by […]

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Six Months of Immigration Enforcement Under the New Administration http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/21/six-months-immigration-enforcement-administration/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/21/six-months-immigration-enforcement-administration/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:40:47 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21070

Now that we have passed the six-month mile marker of the new administration, the wheels of immigration enforcement have had a chance to settle into their new rhythms. Enforcement targets have expanded, enforcement tools have been sharpened, and enforcement locations have been widened, triggering pervasive fear of deportation and separation among immigrant families. President Trump’s […]

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Parents Risk Prosecution for Helping Children Seek Safety in the United States http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/06/parents-prosecution-helping-children-safety/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/07/06/parents-prosecution-helping-children-safety/#comments Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:51:09 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=20985

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials recently confirmed their plans to initiate criminal prosecutions and deportation proceedings against immigrant parents and guardians who help bring their children to the United States through the use of smugglers or traffickers. Reports indicate that these enforcement actions are already underway. The ostensible goal is to disrupt smuggling networks […]

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