Asylum and Refugee

DHS Can’t Enforce Its Way Out of a Refugee Crisis

DHS Can’t Enforce Its Way Out of a Refugee Crisis

There are two competing narratives being spun about the Obama Administration’s response to the “surge” of refugees from Central America who are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and each of these narratives is as fanciful as the other. According to one story, there has been a near-instantaneous deterrent effect as a result of the raids […]

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Local and National Politicos Decry Obama Administration’s Raid Policy

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Asylum and Refugee, Enforcement, Raids with 0 Comments
Local and National Politicos Decry Obama Administration’s Raid Policy

The recent immigration raids that saw 121 individuals rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have created not only a due process crisis, but a powerful political backlash from members of Congress, as well as Presidential candidates who disagree with the policy of aggressively deporting asylum-seekers. The government’s decision to round up Central American families […]

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Letter to DHS Outlines Problematic Practices That Undermine Due Process Protections for Asylum Seekers

Letter to DHS Outlines Problematic Practices That Undermine Due Process Protections for Asylum Seekers

Even before the recent ICE raids on Central American families began last week, there were serious signs that the government was undermining due process and not providing asylum-seekers a meaningful opportunity to make their cases. Many of the violations were brought to the attention of the immigration agencies by the CARA Project and Human Rights […]

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Deportation of Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Asylum and Refugee, Deportation, Enforcement, Raids with 0 Comments
Deportation of Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

At one level, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken into custody and intends to deport 121 unauthorized immigrants who fled violence in Central America and arrived here over the past year and a half. After all, DHS deports people all the time who pose a danger […]

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Attorneys Work Swiftly to Thwart DHS’ Aggressive Enforcement Tactics Against Asylum-Seekers

Attorneys Work Swiftly to Thwart DHS’ Aggressive Enforcement Tactics Against Asylum-Seekers

After a series of immigration raids last weekend, resulting in a reported 121 children and mothers being rounded up, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quickly transferred many of these families to the family detention center in Dilley, Texas to rapidly process them for deportation. While few have been able to access legal counsel since being […]

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Our Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2015

Our Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close we revisit the year’s most-read blog posts on ImmigrationImpact.com. The top 10 posts include analysis of the presidential candidate’s immigration policy positions, developments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the ongoing legal battle around President Obama’s executive actions. It also includes posts on the contributions […]

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America Offered Them Protection and They Became Part of America

Written by on December 22, 2015 in Asylum and Refugee, Integration with 0 Comments
America Offered Them Protection and They Became Part of America

In 2015, displaced people around the world faced incredible challenges. The well-being of refugees and the policy decisions affecting them are still at the forefront of many people’s minds. Some communities have held local rallies to demonstrate their support, while others have taken to social media to defend refugees using hashtags like #RefugeesWelcome. Yet anti-refugee […]

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Central American Violence Pushes More Children North in Search of Protection

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Asylum and Refugee, Children with 0 Comments
Central American Violence Pushes More Children North in Search of Protection

Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection released statistics showing an increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the southwest border in October and November 2015. In those two months alone, over 10,000 unaccompanied children arrived, a 106 percent increase from the same time the prior year. Similarly, there was an increase in […]

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Hardening Immigration Platforms of the Republican Presidential Candidates

Hardening Immigration Platforms of the Republican Presidential Candidates

During the final GOP public debate of 2015, Republican candidates continued articulating what they would do on immigration if they were commander-in-chief. Many of the candidates have already outlined their views on their campaign websites or through public statements, including Trump, Cruz, Bush, Paul, Carson and Fiorina.

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Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

As we move through the 2016 presidential election cycle, the issue of immigration will continue to be a central topic of the debate. The United States is at a tipping point after more than two decades without meaningful upgrades to its immigration system. Current U.S. law does not provide sufficient channels for legal immigration and […]

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