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  • Utah Once Again Leads by Example on Immigrant Inclusion
    May 18, 2022

    As the politics and partisanship of a mid-term election year ramp up, Utah is proving that bipartisan and public-private collaboration is still possible. On May 3, public and private sector leaders came together to launch a New American Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to maximize opportunities for—and address some of the main barriers […] The post Utah Once Again Leads by Example on Immigrant Inclusion appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings
    May 17, 2022

    The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box on a Georgia drivers’ license […] The post Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants
    May 13, 2022

    Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. The draft opinion—published last week in an unprecedented leak—is based in a legal concept known as “originalism,” which looks to the original text of the […] The post The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays
    May 11, 2022

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing backlog. […] The post USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams
    May 10, 2022

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced in a May 6 memorandum that it would eliminate its Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams (BPCITs). The teams have faced criticism for their secretive role at the scenes of incidents involving Border Patrol agents in which someone has died or been seriously injured. BPCITs currently respond to critical […] The post The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]