AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and His Model of a Progressive Prosecutor’s Office

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and His Model of a Progressive Prosecutor’s Office

New York, NY – January 4, 2022: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez speaks during press conference in District Attorney office. (Shutterstock) By Manuel Holguin Eric Gonzalez became the first Latino District Attorney elected in New York State in November 2017. Gonzalez became acting DA after his predecessor, Ken Thompson, was diagnosed with cancer and took […]

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

The U.S. Immigration Debate

By Claire Felter, Danielle Renwick, and Amelia Cheatham, CFR Introduction Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and […]

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND/USA-MAY 23, 2019: Demonstrators protest for the passage of Reproductive Privacy Act to codify Roe v. Wade and protect safe, legal abortion. (Shutterstock) By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. […]

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing […]

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate because the cost of […]

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