Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have confirmed that 34 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan currently in the United States were among the approximately 123,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan last month. With more Afghan children expected to arrive in the United States, their future and what […]

Afghanistan: How Many Refugees are There and Where Will They Go?

Afghanistan: How Many Refugees are There and Where Will They Go?

Hundreds of protesters gathered to demand the United States accept all Afghan people seeking asylum. – NYC, New York, United States. August 28, 2021 (Shutterstock) By BBC News Thousands of people are scrambling to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized back control of the country, almost two decades after they were ousted by a US-led […]

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Office of New American Act was introduced in Congress by Representatives Grace Meng (NY), Pramila Jayapal (WA) and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Ed Markey (MA) and Mazie Hirono (HI) in the U.S. Senate. The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading national coalition of […]

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Baltimore, MD – The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled against a Trump administration executive order requiring state and local governments to issue explicit consent in order to continue refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, along with two other resettlement agencies, filed a complaint challenging the executive order in November 2019 and […]

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

A father and child hold a protest sign to demand the closure of detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. – Philadelphia, PA / USA – July 12, 2019 (Shutterstock) Washington D.C. – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new memorandum that will require in-person interviews for most asylees and refugees who petition for […]

Record Low Refugee Cap Goes Into Effect, Sparking Outcry

Record Low Refugee Cap Goes Into Effect, Sparking Outcry

 Activists participating in the Refugees Welcome protest rally on the steps of the US Capitol, wearing life preservers. They were each later arrested. – WASHINGTON – October 15 2019 (Shutterstock) By Alyssa Aquino, Law360 President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally committed the U.S. to accept up to 15,000 refugees this fiscal year, crystallizing a historically […]