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  • The Government Wants Immigrants to Show Up for Court—But Neglects to Tell Them How to Attend Their Hearings
    October 29, 2020

    Over 60,000 people at the southern border have been forced to return to Mexico under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. As they get sent back, U.S. government officials give them insufficient information about how to attend their immigration court hearings in the United States. Then […] The post The Government Wants Immigrants to Show Up for Court—But Neglects to Tell Them How to Attend Their Hearings appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Value of Pro Bono Legal Services in Immigration Detention
    October 28, 2020

    Once a year, National Pro Bono Week celebrates the pro bono work of lawyers, paralegals, and law students. Pro bono legal services—which come at no cost—are integral for many people otherwise left with little to no resources in immigration detention. Access to counsel in immigration detention is paramount to successfully navigating the complex immigration system. […] The post The Value of Pro Bono Legal Services in Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE’s COVID-19 Death Toll Might Be Higher Than It Claims
    October 26, 2020

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to mismanage the spread of the coronavirus in its facilities nationwide—and the consequences might be far more deadly than the agency wants to admit. As of October 22, ICE confirmed a total of 6,743 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed across 99 facilities since the pandemic began in March. 661 […] The post ICE’s COVID-19 Death Toll Might Be Higher Than It Claims appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Three New Lawsuits Challenge Trump’s H-1B Worker Restrictions
    October 24, 2020

    Three new lawsuits have been filed challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rules impacting the H-1B visa category, with one also challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new H-1B rule. The complaints argue that the new H-1B rules will make it near impossible for many U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers—particularly those in […] The post Three New Lawsuits Challenge Trump’s H-1B Worker Restrictions appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Naturalization Fees: A Poll Tax Hidden in Plain Sight
    October 21, 2020

    The application fee to apply for U.S. citizenship was due to rise from $640 to $1170 on October 2. Though the fee hike was temporarily blocked in federal court, this is not the first time U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has tried to raise the naturalization application fee. But the increase has never been […] The post Naturalization Fees: A Poll Tax Hidden in Plain Sight appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]