Federal Court Orders Biden Administration to Temporarily Halt Title 42 Wind Down

Federal Court Orders Biden Administration to Temporarily Halt Title 42 Wind Down

Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 12-06-2021 – 100 migrants were returned to Mexico under title 42 health measure due to the pandemic that is currently being experienced in the world. (Shutterstock) By Gianna Borroto, Immigration Impact A federal court in Louisiana issued an order on Wednesday temporarily preventing the Biden administration from winding down Title 42, the […]

Taking the Next Steps with an Asylum Denial

Taking the Next Steps with an Asylum Denial

By Janet Howard For those subjected to persecution in their native land, there is hope for you. The United States’ asylum process provides protections for those who fear persecution on religious or political grounds. However, the applicant must qualify for asylum in the States. The two ways of obtaining asylum in the United States are […]

Ukrainians Seeking Refuge at the U.S.-Mexico Border Stuck in Legal Limbo

“I’m so stressed. I can’t think straight,” one Ukrainian father said as he waited for his daughter to be processed by immigration officials. “I just want to hug my daughter.”

Ukrainians Seeking Refuge at the U.S.-Mexico Border Stuck in Legal Limbo

Siret Border, Romania – February 26, 2022. Ukrainian refugees. (Shutterstock) By Alicia Victoria Lozano SAN DIEGO — Armed with a backpack and a smartphone, Ihor Solomko paced back and forth outside the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, anxiously waiting for news from his eldest daughter, who was stopped by border […]

The Democrats’ Title 42 Dilemma

The Democrats’ Title 42 Dilemma

By America’s Voice The administration of President Joe Biden is facing a moral dilemma, and also a political one, when it comes to demands to eliminate the disastrous Title 42. The situation is relevant due to the very nature of this policy, established by Donald Trump who, in the name of COVID, kept migrants from […]

This USCIS Policy Change Will Reunite Vulnerable LGBTQ Refugee and Asylum Couples

This USCIS Policy Change Will Reunite Vulnerable LGBTQ Refugee and Asylum Couples

By Andrew Lim, Immigration Impact In February, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed Trump administration guidance that limited recognition of marriages performed abroad only to those considered “valid” in the country where they took place. This narrow interpretation of the “place-of-celebration” rule left many refugees and asylees without a way to reunite with their […]

New Report Amplifies Concerns About ‘Dedicated Docket’ for Asylum Seekers

New Report Amplifies Concerns About ‘Dedicated Docket’ for Asylum Seekers

Law enforcement check and search migrants from Colombia after turning themselves over to authorities at the United States and Mexico border May 12, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact When the Biden administration announced a new “dedicated docket” in immigration court for families seeking asylum at the border, many advocates raised concerns that […]

Biden’s Border Ambitions Fall Short in a Year of Setbacks and Continued Focus on Deterrence

Biden’s Border Ambitions Fall Short in a Year of Setbacks and Continued Focus on Deterrence

Group of migrants surrenders to a border patrol agent after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. – Juárez Chihuahua Mexico 11-22-2021 By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact President Biden took office committing to unwind Trump’s border policies and go in a new direction—to reunite families, restore access to asylum, and reverse “policies enacted […]

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Since President Biden took office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have released over 250,000 people seeking asylum directly at the border. In nearly half of these cases, people were not released with a formal “Notice to Appear” in immigration court. Instead, officers gave them a “Notice to Report” […]

Failure to Reauthorize Employment Harms Asylum Seekers and the U.S. Economy

Failure to Reauthorize Employment Harms Asylum Seekers and the U.S. Economy

By Kate Goettel, The Immigration Impact U.S. workers are losing their jobs due to bureaucratic delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), despite an economy desperate for workers. Asylum seekers wanting to renew their employment authorization documents are often waiting for upwards of a year for renewal, resulting in job loss and associated benefits. […]