As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

“Since I was a kid, I always dreamt of New York,” said one refugee who flew to the city, sponsored by a San Antonio nonprofit — even as mayor claims no knowledge of refugees arriving by air.

As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

New York, NY – September 12, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during annual Jerusalem Post conference at Gotham Hall. (Shutterstock) By Gabriel Poblete and Katie Honan, THE CITY At daybreak Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams made an appearance at his new welcome center for asylum-seekers a few blocks Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, emphasizing his commitment […]

How Schools Welcome Newly Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Students

How Schools Welcome Newly Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Students

By Rich Andre, Immigration Impact School is back in session. For many states and localities across the country, that means welcoming newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth into the classroom. There will be increased need for student support this fall, given that the United States has resettled more than 76,000 Afghans and 100,000 Ukrainians over […]

Haitians are Still Dying in Their Search for Survival

Haitians are Still Dying in Their Search for Survival

Members of Black Lives Matter protest outside Federal Building to denounce the segregationist immigration policies of the Biden administration, Tuesday, Step. 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice With the recent commemoration of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19 (observed as a federal holiday on Monday, June 20) and the observance of World Refugee […]

U.S. Unveils Sponsorship Program to Resettle Ukrainian Refugees, Discourage Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Unveils Sponsorship Program to Resettle Ukrainian Refugees, Discourage Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News The Biden administration is launching a program that will allow U.S. citizens and groups to financially sponsor Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion of their country so that they can come to the U.S. sooner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Biden announced Thursday. Ukrainians who are selected […]

Moving Past Politics: How States are Leading on Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion

Moving Past Politics: How States are Leading on Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion

02-03-2022 Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico – A group of migrants from South America crossed the Rio Bravo border between Mexico and the United States to request asylum. (Shutterstock) By Rich Andre, Immigration Impact While much of today’s immigration debate is laser-focused on the U.S.-Mexico border, states across the country are increasingly creating their own policies that […]

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 […]

Why Are Afghans Facing Significant Delays in Humanitarian Parole and Refugee Processing?

Why Are Afghans Facing Significant Delays in Humanitarian Parole and Refugee Processing?

Kabul, Afghanistan, August 1, 2021. Refugee children after the collapse of the country in August 2021 by the Taliban in the North of the country. (Shutterstock) By Raul Pinto, Immigration Impact The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in August 2021—as the country’s government was overtaken by the Taliban—led to the chaotic evacuation of thousands […]

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Lviv, Ukraine – February 26, 2022. People in railway station of western Ukrainian city of Lviv waiting for the train to Poland. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke It’s been over twelve days since the commencement of Russia’s offensive attack and onslaught against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The UN reports more than 1400 civilian casualties, including […]

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 […]