Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test

Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test

Washington, D.C. United States 20 January 2022. Joe Biden United States President Doing Signature. (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Three years ago, the Trump administration sent fear throughout immigrant communities across the nation with its Public Charge rule, which functioned as a wealth test for green card applicants. This fear had been amplified by […]

A DC-based Immigration Advocacy Group Has a Message Alejandro Mayorkas: “Do Your Job”

A crowd gathered in protest outside the Secretary of Homeland Security’s home.

A DC-based Immigration Advocacy Group Has a Message Alejandro Mayorkas: “Do Your Job”

Voces de la Frontera, a DC-based advocacy group gathered in protest outside Secretary Mayorkas’ home. Photo: Courtesy of VDLF By Carlos Nogueras, AL DIA NEWS In the early morning of July 25, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group Voces de la Frontera gathered in protest outside the home of the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, […]

This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants

This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants

By Mo Kantner, Immigration Impact As communities across the United States came together this past weekend to commemorate and reflect upon our country’s independence, the holiday holds special significance for one group in particular: newly sworn-in citizens. Immigrants who are lucky enough to overcome the laborious and bureaucratic road to becoming U.S. citizens often do […]

Biden Handed big Immigration win by Supreme Court but Challenges Remain

Immigrant advocates and Democratic leaders pressed the Biden administration to swiftly end “Remain in Mexico” after a ruling cleared the path — at least temporarily — to do so.

Biden Handed big Immigration win by Supreme Court but Challenges Remain

By Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico President Joe Biden’s immigration agenda got a rare win Thursday — but the Supreme Court’s ruling on “Remain in Mexico” served as a reminder to many Democrats and advocates of just how many more immigration battles remain unresolved. The court’s 5-4 decision notes the Biden administration has the discretion to end […]

Republican Donors to GOP Leaders: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Would Ease Inflation

On DACA’s 10th anniversary, a group of GOP business leaders said protecting Dreamers would help ease the nation’s labor shortages, reduce food prices and create jobs for all.

Republican Donors to GOP Leaders: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Would Ease Inflation

Los Angeles, California / USA – January 18, 2017: A young Latino boy holds an American flag during an immigration march in Downtown Los Angeles. (Shutterstock) By Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico More than a dozen GOP donors are trying a new tack in urging Republican congressional leaders to get serious about granting so-called Dreamers legal status: […]

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 Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

The Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

By Jeremy Robbins, Immigration Impact Miami Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a freshman Republican from Florida’s 27th congressional district, introduced an immigration reform bill that she calls the “Dignity Act.” Rep. Salazar claims the bill will both halt undocumented immigration to the United States and provide a “dignified solution” to the legal status of the more […]

The House Passes the America COMPETES Act, Including Immigration Reforms to Help the U.S. Economy

The House Passes the America COMPETES Act, Including Immigration Reforms to Help the U.S. Economy

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The House of Representatives passed an economic competitiveness bill on February 4 that includes several immigration provisions. The bill is called the ‘‘America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022’’—or the America COMPETES Act of 2022. This bill (which is more than 2,900 pages long) is […]