Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during media briefing urging President Joe Biden to declare ‘climate emergency’ on January 31, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact When members of Congress return from their August recess, they will find several immigration measures urgently […]

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

New York City, June 29, 2018 – People marching to convince the government to abolish ICE in Lower Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN) – The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to stay a court order blocking the Department of Homeland Security from implementing immigration enforcement priorities — potentially setting up […]

DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

These exemptions will allow the U.S. government to protect Afghan allies by alleviating certain obstacles to immigration benefits.

DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

By USCIS WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State took steps to ensure that vulnerable Afghans who have supported and worked with the United States in Afghanistan, and who have undergone rigorous screening and vetting, can qualify for protection and other immigration benefits in the United States. These actions will also […]

Small Percentage of Processed Migrants Received COVID-19 Vaccines

Small Percentage of Processed Migrants Received COVID-19 Vaccines

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News Just a small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of migrants processed by the U.S. this year have received COVID-19 vaccinations while in federal custody, and half of them are unaccompanied children, according to unpublished government data obtained by CBS News. Collectively, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the […]

As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

WASHINGTON – By this Saturday, the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State must develop a plan to improve the naturalization process, as required by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2. As the April 3 deadline approaches, immigrant advocates across the nation are reiterating calls for several practical measures recommended in a letter in mid-March. […]

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an important announcement on December 9 about the Temporary Protective […]

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States. – El Paso, Texas USA / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico – May 30, 2019 (Shutterstock) By justice.gov New Mandatory Bars Prevent Convicted Felons, Drunk Drivers, Gang Members, and Other Criminal Aliens from Receiving Asylum Today, the Department of Justice and […]

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would make it much more difficult for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants—especially those experiencing financial hardship—to sponsor family members for green cards. If the rule goes into effect, the process of family-based immigration will become even more cumbersome and restrictive. […]