USCIS Changes How Processing Times Are Posted

USCIS Changes How Processing Times Are Posted

Written by on January 6, 2017 in How the Immigration System Works with 0 Comments

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on January 4, 2017, it has changed how it posts processing times. Rather that listing weeks or months, it now provides specific dates. This is a small initial step toward providing better customer service and giving individuals and employers the information they need about their […]

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Department of Justice Issues Final Rule About Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices

Department of Justice Issues Final Rule About Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Business & the Workforce, Employment Based with 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division recently issued a final rule, effective January 18, to update regulations that the agency uses to enforce employment-related anti-discrimination provisions that Congress included in the “unfair immigration-related employment practices” section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  The agency maintains that the update clarifies the procedures […]

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Lessons to Be Found in DHS’ 2016 Immigration Enforcement Numbers

Lessons to Be Found in DHS’ 2016 Immigration Enforcement Numbers

As the Obama Administration comes to an end and its legacy on immigration is solidified, one of the defining characteristics of the President’s eight years in office will be how he enforced immigration laws. One of the strongest indicators of that will be how many individuals he actually removed and returned out of the country. […]

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Local Policies That Protect Immigrants, Outlined

Local Policies That Protect Immigrants, Outlined

Written by on January 3, 2017 in State and Local with 0 Comments

Since the election, states and localities have begun to think creatively about how to push back against President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to undermine current enforcement priorities and increase deportations. His party’s efforts to deny federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities” has mayors across the country proudly declaring themselves such places. Additionally, they’re  preparing to implement […]

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My Wish This Holiday Season

My Wish This Holiday Season

Written by on December 23, 2016 in Humanitarian Protection with 0 Comments

For many around the world, this time of year is full of colorful lights, cooking, spending time with loved ones, and spreading holiday cheer. However, take just a moment to reflect on the situation of those individuals, around the world, who are on the move today in search of safety and protection.

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Homeland Security Agency Dismantles Ineffective, Discriminatory Muslim Registry

Homeland Security Agency Dismantles Ineffective, Discriminatory Muslim Registry

Written by on December 22, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially ended a Bush-Era registry created after 9/11 to track men from predominantly Muslim countries. The registry known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was shown to be ineffective and had not been used for years, but the basic structure remained. NSEERS will be dismantled through […]

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The Ongoing Mishandling of Migrants’ Possessions by CBP and ICE

The Ongoing Mishandling of Migrants’ Possessions by CBP and ICE

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Abuses, Border Enforcement, Enforcement with 0 Comments

Each year, tens of thousands of individuals are deported from the United States to Mexico without their personal belongings—including their identifications, money, and cell phones, among other possessions. Both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a serious and longstanding problem with handling the personal belongings of detained migrants […]

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Asylum Free Zones in the U.S. Examined by Inter-American Commission

Asylum Free Zones in the U.S. Examined by Inter-American Commission

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Asylum, Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

Entire jurisdictions in the United States have become so hostile to asylum seekers and their representatives that the U.S. government, and its immigration court system, is failing to deliver on its international and national obligation to protect them. The asylum-seekers who end up in one of these hostile jurisdictions, which advocates call “asylum-free zones,” face […]

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Ending DACA Comes With Costs to Business and Government

Ending DACA Comes With Costs to Business and Government

Written by on December 19, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Economics with 0 Comments

In June of 2012, President Obama used his authority to provide protection from deportation and work authorization to certain undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. In the ensuing four years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has proven enormously successful for the 740,000 individuals who have benefited from the initiative. Removal […]

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DHS Secretary Nominee John Kelly’s Resume is Thin on Immigration

DHS Secretary Nominee John Kelly’s Resume is Thin on Immigration

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Enforcement, Immigration and Crime with 1 Comment

Earlier this month, President-elect Donald Trump selected retired General John Kelly to be his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There is not much in the record to indicate Kelly’s views on immigrants and immigration. In February of this year, Kelly retired as commander of the U.S. Southern Command, which is […]

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