Posted by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick // ImmigrationImpact.com Editorial credit: Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com On May 23, members of Congress introduced what has sadly become an increasingly rare bit of legislation; a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing large-scale systematic problems with large-scale systematic action. The “DIGNIDAD (Dignity) Act” represents one of the most sweeping attempts to […]
There were lots of Venezuelans crossing the border into the land of Colombia. This was captured on 61222 in La Parada, Colombia. (Shutterstock) By Joe Walsh, Forbes Federal immigration officials on Monday extended a set of temporary protections for Venezuelans who entered the United States before March 2021, but chose not to offer protection to […]
The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to put in place guidance that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.
02-03-2022 Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, a group of migrants from South America crossed the Rio Bravo border between Mexico and the United States to request asylum. (Shutterstock) By Mark Sherman and Paul Weber, ABC News WASHINGTON — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to allow it to put in place guidance that prioritizes […]
Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 04-04-19. Group of women carrying their children across the Rio Grande to try to cross the border into the United States. (Shutterstock) By Caroline Vakil, The Hill A judge in Texas on Friday threw out a policy instituted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last year that directed border officials to […]
The internal warning sheds new light into how some within the department had deep concerns about the safety of Haitians being returned to their home country.
Haitian migrants cross the border between Mexico and the United States to request political asylum. – 12-02-2021 (Shutterstock) By Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights office raised an internal warning to immigration and border officials that deporting Haitians to their volatile home country risked violating US civil and human rights […]
By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact A lesser-known group of young people who grew up in the United States with immigration status—typically the children of noncitizens who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas—is increasingly at risk of deportation. They are known as Documented Dreamers, and when these young adults turn 21, they “age out” of […]
By BBC The United States deports tens of thousands of immigrants every year. People are deported if they’re found to have crossed into the US illegally, or if they commit a crime. The experience of being sent back to Mexico can be a daunting one, though it can also have an upside, when the skills […]
By Tsion Gurmu, Legal Manager and Staff Attorney at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Emily Creighton, Legal Director of Transparency The public watched in horror this September as U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses chased down Haitians and other Black migrants who were coming to the United States to seek protection. Despite outcry from […]
Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Janet Howard Children in cages. Mexicans are rapists. Haiti and Africa are “shithole” countries. The image of a mother and her two young children fleeing as they […]
By Liz Vinson, SPL Center Behind the steel gates of a remote immigrant prison in Georgia lies a visitation room where detained people speak to visitors through a plexiglass window. There are messages etched on the visitor’s side – words the detained men and women sitting opposite can’t see. “Be anxious for nothing,” one message […]