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A Message Regarding COVID-19

A Message Regarding COVID-19

We recognize that you and your loved ones are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, just as we are. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Asian Americans Play Key Role in Fighting Coronavirus, Even as They Suffer Racism Spurred by It
    May 29, 2020

    May 31 closes out Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The term AAPI encompasses all people from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This year’s recognition of AAPI Heritage Month […] The post Asian Americans Play Key Role in Fighting Coronavirus, Even as They Suffer Racism Spurred by It appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Board of Immigration Appeals’ Restructuring and Hiring Plan Reveals Anti-Immigrant Bias
    May 28, 2020

    The Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) hiring process for immigration appellate judges was recently revealed. Now, the integrity of the immigration court system has never been more in question. These procedures reflect how the agency has altered the hiring process to promote judges with a track record of anti-immigrant bias. The information was obtained through […] The post Board of Immigration Appeals’ Restructuring and Hiring Plan Reveals Anti-Immigrant Bias appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • 5 Ways Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda Gets in the Way of an Effective Coronavirus Response
    May 27, 2020

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has implemented sweeping revisions to U.S. immigration policy. Many of the changes fail to prioritize the health of immigrants or the general public. Some functions—like processing visas abroad and asylum claims at the border—have come to a virtual standstill. Yet many people applying for immigration benefits […] The post 5 Ways Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda Gets in the Way of an Effective Coronavirus Response appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump Is Using the Coronavirus Pandemic as an Excuse to Permanently Close the Borders
    May 26, 2020

    The Trump administration has indefinitely extended its ban on immigration at U.S. land borders.  The order was also expanded to include immigrants arriving at coastal ports. The ban is based on an order from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allowing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to immediately remove migrants from the […] The post Trump Is Using the Coronavirus Pandemic as an Excuse to Permanently Close the Borders appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Claims It’s Strapped for Cash, Requests Emergency Funding From Congress
    May 21, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says it’s running out of money, fast. In a letter to Congress, USCIS declared that the coronavirus pandemic had caused unavoidable budget shortfalls. The agency—normally funded by fees from visa petitions and immigration benefit applications—says it will run out of money by June. It’s asking Congress for an emergency […] The post USCIS Claims It’s Strapped for Cash, Requests Emergency Funding From Congress appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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