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  • Canadian Lawsuit Challenges the United States’ Designation as a Safe Country for Asylum Seekers
    April 20, 2018

    The United States has historically been viewed as a nation that welcomes refugees fleeing from violence and persecution in their home countries. But a lawsuit filed in Canada argues that U.S. officials’ treatment of asylum seekers in this country requires that the United States no longer be considered a “safe country” for them. Generally, asylum […] The post Canadian Lawsuit Challenges the United States’ Designation as a Safe Country for Asylum Seekers appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Family Unity Is Threatened by This New Immigration Enforcement Policy
    April 19, 2018

    In a directive dated Aug. 29, 2017, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement only posted publicly this week, the government significantly weakened safeguards for the rights of parents during the course of immigration enforcement. The release of the policy change comes amid growing concern that the Trump administration is increasing the separation of families as […] The post Family Unity Is Threatened by This New Immigration Enforcement Policy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Supreme Court Strikes Down Vague Deportation Law
    April 18, 2018

    The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday in Sessions v. Dimaya, declared a provision of immigration law so vague as to be unconstitutional. Noncitizens—including green card holders—can be deported for a conviction for what is known in immigration law as a “crime of violence.” The “crime of violence” deportation ground is considered as […] The post The Supreme Court Strikes Down Vague Deportation Law appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • High Profile Cases Highlight Border Patrol Abuses and Need for Systemic Change
    April 17, 2018

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—the Border Patrol in particular—has a reputation for repeatedly and systematically violating the rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens alike. Border Patrol agents are known for regularly using excessive force during apprehensions, detaining people under inhumane conditions, and resorting to coercion and misinformation in order to remove people from the […] The post High Profile Cases Highlight Border Patrol Abuses and Need for Systemic Change appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Yes, All Immigrants – Even Undocumented – Pay Billions in Taxes Each Year
    April 16, 2018

    Immigrants—both documented and undocumented—contribute billions of dollars in taxes to the United States every year. Immigrants who are authorized to work in the United States file the same taxes as any U.S.-native including local, state, and federal taxes. Unauthorized immigrants pay taxes as well, often using the Individual Tax Identification Number and consequently are paying […] The post Yes, All Immigrants – Even Undocumented – Pay Billions in Taxes Each Year appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]