AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box […]

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 Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND/USA-MAY 23, 2019: Demonstrators protest for the passage of Reproductive Privacy Act to codify Roe v. Wade and protect safe, legal abortion. (Shutterstock) By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. […]

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate because the cost of […]

The Anti-Immigrants Don the Cloak of Trumpism, Again

The Anti-Immigrants Don the Cloak of Trumpism, Again

New York City – July 12, 2019: People taking part in the “Lights4Liberty” protests against President Trump’s planned ICE raids against immigrants and the detention centers along the southern border. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice In the United States, Trumpism salivates over the prospect of achieving, in the short term, control of Congress, and with its […]

The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

Washington DC, USA – February 10 2021: President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Department of Defense personnel, with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration failed to issue many of the immigrant visas—more commonly known as green cards—that were allotted last […]

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

By Linda Nwoke The effect of a pandemic such as COVID 19 often goes beyond medical and physiological changes. It leaves individuals and society with consequences beyond physical illness—resulting in mental and social repercussions. Psychological reactions such as increased anxiety, heightened stress level, outbursts, disruptive behavior, and stigma, to mention a few, can often go […]

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