ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement and Unlawfully Destroys Records

ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement  and Unlawfully Destroys Records

Demonstrators call to “Free Them All” during an Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) protest for Javier Maradiaga on February 15, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Emily Creighton U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been known to improperly subject individuals in its custody to solitary confinement and has destroyed solitary confinement records […]

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Blackmail Becomes Law in NY

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Blackmail Becomes Law in NY

Governor Hochul speaks before signing package of bills to fight opioid crisis with activists and elected officials at her side at John Jay College. – New York, NY – October 7, 2021 (Shutterstock) Elmont, NY: On October 9, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable immigrant New Yorkers from those who would […]

USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

By Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact Two parole programs that were terminated under the Trump administration are getting a second life under President Biden. The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program and The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program aim to reunite eligible U.S. citizens and residents with certain family members who live abroad and who are waiting […]

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres, America’s Voice The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship […]

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

By Migration Policy WASHINGTON — Though dwarfed by the movements of Central and South American and Caribbean migrants through the Americas northwards, a growing number of Africans are transiting the region, hoping to apply for asylum in the United States. They form part of a rising trend of migrants from other regions, including from the […]

The Biden Administration Let Over 200,000 Green Cards Go to Waste This Year

The Biden Administration Let Over 200,000 Green Cards Go to Waste This Year

President Joe Biden arrives for the United States-European Union Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on June 15, 2021. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing The Biden administration failed to issue more than 200,000 permanent resident visas (or “green cards”) that were allotted in fiscal year 2021 for immigrants sponsored by U.S. employers or family […]

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons, immigrants are often afraid to report acts of domestic violence to the police or to seek other forms […]

Immigrant Grassroots Groups to Vice President Harris: Ignore Parliamentarian and Pass a Path to Citizenship

Immigrant Grassroots Groups to Vice President Harris: Ignore Parliamentarian and Pass a Path to Citizenship

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the Biden administration’s decision to release $39 billion from the American Rescue Plan. – Washington, DC – April 15, 2021 (Shutterstock) New York, NY: On October 5, 2021, grassroots groups delivered a letter to Vice President Harris urging her to use her authority as President of the Senate […]

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

 Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. – New York, NY – August 17, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact The Biden administration followed through on its Day One promise to create a new regulation to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

The Lingering Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants

The Lingering Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants

By Linda Nwoke The month of September remains a significant month in the history of the United States since that fateful event of 9/11. A day that informed the design and implementation of several immigration policies to forestall possible threats of terrorism with a resultant impact by immigrants. With a laser focus on detecting and […]

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