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  • Business Leaders Rebuke the Government’s Family Separation and Imprisonment Policies
    June 22, 2018

    Criticism continues to mount for the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy and practice of separating and imprisoning migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border. While the administration clumsily shifts its narrative around the policy, business leaders took action against what Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi‏ called an “immoral” and “unfathomable” practice. Khosrowshahi, who is himself a refugee from […] The post Business Leaders Rebuke the Government’s Family Separation and Imprisonment Policies appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Here Is the Latest on President Trump’s Family Separation Policy
    June 21, 2018

    President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday in response to public outcry about family separation – a horrific policy that has led to the forced separation of over 2,000 minor children from their parents. Though the order discusses an end to the callous form of family separation that has captured the nation’s attention in […] The post Here Is the Latest on President Trump’s Family Separation Policy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • On World Refugee Day, a Look at the Trump Administration’s Ugly Track Record on Refugees
    June 20, 2018

    Across the globe, people gather together to celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20. Started in 2001, this day not only commends the courage and determination of the currently 25.4 million recognized refugees, but is also a time for countries and institutions to recommit to the principles of the United Nation’s 1951 Refugee Convention and […] The post On World Refugee Day, a Look at the Trump Administration’s Ugly Track Record on Refugees appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Trump Administration Is Choosing to Separate Children From Their Parents Every Day
    June 19, 2018

    Every day under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is choosing to separate children from their parents. Despite claims by the administration to the contrary, the separation of families could stop today if the Attorney General and DHS chose to end the policy. In the past few days, there […] The post The Trump Administration Is Choosing to Separate Children From Their Parents Every Day appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Signature Family Separation Policy and Migrant Kid Jails Meet Outrage
    June 18, 2018

    The outcry against family separation has only just begun. The Trump administration’s cruel policy of separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border is drawing sharp criticism from many corners. In addition to protests held by everyday Americans, faith leaders, pediatricians, and high-profile figures such as former First Lady Laura Bush […] The post Trump’s Signature Family Separation Policy and Migrant Kid Jails Meet Outrage appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Read This Year’s ‘Celebrate America’ Creative Writing Contest Winning Entry
    June 15, 2018

      The American Immigration Council is proud to announce the winner of the 21st Annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. This contest encourages educators to incorporate lessons on U.S. immigration into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explain, in their own words, why they are proud America is a nation of […] The post Read This Year’s ‘Celebrate America’ Creative Writing Contest Winning Entry appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • As Ramadan Ends, Religious Rights Abuses Emerge at Immigrant Detention Center
    June 14, 2018

    The end of Ramadan 2018 is here, which is the holy month of fasting, contemplation, and prayer for Muslims worldwide. Yet, despite the First Amendment’s protection of the right to practice one’s religion of choice, reports have surfaced of abuses against Muslim detainees attempting to participate in the holy month at the Glades County Detention […] The post As Ramadan Ends, Religious Rights Abuses Emerge at Immigrant Detention Center appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Asylum Seekers Fleeing Domestic Violence and Gangs Now Face Even Higher Hurdles to Protection
    June 13, 2018

    In the latest attack on asylum seekers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions single-handedly overturned years of immigration precedent to find that many victims of violence will not qualify for asylum. His strongly-worded opinion strikes an especially devastating blow to Central American asylum seekers, the vast majority of whom seek protection in the United States after fleeing […] The post Asylum Seekers Fleeing Domestic Violence and Gangs Now Face Even Higher Hurdles to Protection appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Family-Based Immigrants Succeed in the US Economy
    June 12, 2018

    Migration based on family ties has long been the foundation of the U.S. immigration system. Yet lawmakers are proposing drastic cuts to family-based immigration in favor of immigrants who come to the United States based on their skill sets, arguing that these immigrants add more value to the U.S. economy. However, this distinction between skill-based […] The post How Family-Based Immigrants Succeed in the US Economy appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Sessions Rolls Back Asylum Protections for Domestic and Gang Violence Victims
    June 11, 2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday his decision to overturn earlier court precedent effectively rolling back protections for asylum-seeking men, women, and children fleeing domestic violence and criminal gangs. Sessions referred Matter of A-B- to himself earlier this year—a case involving a Salvadoran woman who came to the United States seeking asylum after being […] The post Sessions Rolls Back Asylum Protections for Domestic and Gang Violence Victims appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Ohio Worksite Immigration Raid Ignores the Impact on the Local Community
    June 8, 2018

    More than 100 workers were arrested at a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio on Wednesday, marking another massive employment crackdown under the Trump administration. This raid comes two months after one of the largest employment crackdowns in a decade took place at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee. According to ICE’s acting director […] The post Ohio Worksite Immigration Raid Ignores the Impact on the Local Community appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Asylum Seeker Files Lawsuit After CBP Officers Falsify Paperwork and Then Deport Him
    June 7, 2018

    Time and time again, immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border are never given a meaningful opportunity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to explain why they fear returning to their country of origin. All too often CBP officers fail to follow the rules designed to protect asylum seekers at the border, and […] The post Asylum Seeker Files Lawsuit After CBP Officers Falsify Paperwork and Then Deport Him appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Treats Parents like Criminals
    June 6, 2018

    Since the implementation of a “zero-tolerance” policy in April 2018 toward illegal entry (as well as attempted illegal entry) into the United States, criminal prosecutions of unauthorized border-crossers under the Trump administration have started to rise. Criminal prosecutions of migrants apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the southwest border with Mexico jumped a […] The post Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Treats Parents like Criminals appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month and Being Welcoming Is Good for You and Your Community
    June 5, 2018

    June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and given the shrill and often negative rhetoric we hear around immigration, it seems more important than ever to take time to appreciate our immigration history and what newcomers bring to our nation and our lives. Though our country’s roots can be largely traced back to successive generations of immigrants, […] The post Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month and Being Welcoming Is Good for You and Your Community appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]