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A Message Regarding COVID-19

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  • The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now?
    April 9, 2024

    After months of contentious debate and near government shutdowns, Congress approved appropriations for fiscal year 2024, which President Biden quickly signed into law. The spending package contains several important immigration-related appropriations and provisions. Alarmingly, however, $150 million has been cut from the Shelter and Services Program (SSP) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and […] The post The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration
    April 9, 2024

    President Biden signed the final 6-bill “minibus” funding package for fiscal year (FY) 2024 on March 23, which includes funding for the agencies that implement our immigration laws. This was the culmination of months of negotiations mired by attempts to insert restrictive border and immigration policy changes into the budget. While the compromise package doesn’t […] The post FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • STEM-Related Petitions Increase Following USCIS’ Updated Policy Guidance
    March 29, 2024

    A recent analysis by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found that the number of petitions by, or on behalf of, foreign-born workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) increased following a pair of guidance clarifications the agency made in January 2022. One outlines how foreign-born STEM professionals can qualify for […] The post STEM-Related Petitions Increase Following USCIS’ Updated Policy Guidance appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Border Patrol and Ohio Law Enforcement Engage in Racial Profiling in Northern Ohio, New Report Finds
    March 27, 2024

    By Gwen Short, Staff Attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Raul Pinto, Deputy Director of Transparency at the American Immigration Council ABLE and the American Immigration Council published a report on March 19 analyzing data suggesting that the collusion between U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station and Ohio law enforcement […] The post Border Patrol and Ohio Law Enforcement Engage in Racial Profiling in Northern Ohio, New Report Finds appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Judicial Review of Mixed Questions, Even Those That Are Fact Intensive
    March 25, 2024

    The Supreme Court issued an important victory for noncitizens seeking cancellation of removal and the principle of judicial review of agency action on March 19. And despite the current court’s tenuous regard for stare decisis – the idea that “today’s Court should stand by yesterday’s decisions” – in Wilkinson v. Garland, the Supreme Court reaffirmed […] The post Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Judicial Review of Mixed Questions, Even Those That Are Fact Intensive appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]