Jeff Sessions Nomination for Attorney General is Highly Concerning to Future of Immigration Policy

Jeff Sessions Nomination for Attorney General is Highly Concerning to Future of Immigration Policy

President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated, Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-AL) to serve as the nation’s next Attorney General.  Senator Sessions has led the fight against immigration reform at every turn during his 20 years in the Senate. He has urged severe restrictions on visas, called for drastically expanded immigration enforcement, and blocked all practical […]

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Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case Asserting Discrimination Against Unmarried American Fathers

Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case Asserting Discrimination Against Unmarried American Fathers

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Federal Courts/Jurisdiction with 0 Comments

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Lynch v. Morales-Santana, a case that will decide whether the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) unlawfully favors mothers over fathers of children born out-of-wedlock when granting citizenship to their children born abroad. In determining whether a U.S. citizen parent may transfer his or her citizenship to […]

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How the Immigration Court Backlog Would Skyrocket Under Donald Trump’s Plan

How the Immigration Court Backlog Would Skyrocket Under Donald Trump’s Plan

Written by on November 16, 2016 in Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

For more than a decade, the immigration court system has struggled with an enormous backlog. The latest figures from  (TRAC) record the backlog at an all-time high of 521,676 as of the end of October, the first month in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The data release coincides with reports of President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan for […]

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The Ideological Roots of Donald Trump’s Immigration Team

The Ideological Roots of Donald Trump’s Immigration Team

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Elections, History of Immigration with 0 Comments

As President-Elect Donald Trump names his choices for key positions in his administration, it is clear that he intends to include quite a few people who subscribe to fringe, alt-right, racist ideologies. For example, Steve Bannon, named as Chief Strategist, is known for his white nationalist views and anti-Semitism. The people being named to lead […]

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Understanding Donald Trump’s Latest Deportation Threat

Understanding Donald Trump’s Latest Deportation Threat

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments

On Sunday night, President-Elect Donald Trump repeated his pledge to begin deporting undocumented immigrants but he narrowed in on two to three million immigrants who he dubbed “criminal.” He said: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of […]

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Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Demographics, Integration with 0 Comments

This year on Veterans Day, over 40 naturalization ceremonies will take place and 7,500 veterans, service members, and military spouses will become the newest Americans. While that may seems like a large number of people, it should come as no surprise as immigrant participation in the U.S. armed services is nothing new. In fact, immigrants […]

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A “Know Your Rights” Refresher for Immigrants

A “Know Your Rights” Refresher for Immigrants

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments

President-Elect Donald Trump has proposed immigration policies that are causing anxiety among immigrants and the immigrant rights community. Much remains unknown about how and when these changes will come but our system of checks and balances as well as pushback from the immigrant rights community will ensure that there will be limits on what the […]

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What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Elections with 3 Comments

The 2016 presidential election is, at long last, behind us. While pundits will interpret the significance of the election results for months to come, already clear is the broad public support for sensible and humane immigration policies. In fact, despite the rhetoric on the campaign trail, a range of post-election data show that the majority […]

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Latino Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers, Many Driven by Immigration Concerns

Latino Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers, Many Driven by Immigration Concerns

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Reports on early voting trends, election-eve polling and Election Day exit polls are coming together a powerful narrative about the Latino electorate and the public’s desire to move forward with humane and practical immigration solutions. Not only are Latino voters turning out in record numbers, but they are self-reporting that they care deeply about the […]

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Presidential Candidates Offer Vastly Different Visions on Immigration Policy

Presidential Candidates Offer Vastly Different Visions on Immigration Policy

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

After more than a year of intense campaigning, election-day is finally here. The two major party candidates have offered two completely different visions for America and the direction they would take immigration policy. Hillary Clinton has said that she will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship within the first hundred days of […]

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