Immigration Impact

  • A Federal Defender System for Immigrants Is Long Overdue
    February 26, 2021

    The stakes in immigration court could not be higher—many people face the possibility of being permanently torn away from their families and communities in the United States. Others seeking protection in the U.S. risk being forced back to dangerous conditions in their home countries. Despite these extraordinarily high stakes, immigrants are not entitled to publicly […] The post A Federal Defender System for Immigrants Is Long Overdue appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • President Biden Ends Part of Trump’s Ban on Legal Immigration
    February 25, 2021

    President Biden has ended a 10-month ban on immigrant visas—the COVID-19 immigrant visa ban. The Trump administration issued the ban in April 2020 in the name of “protecting” American jobs during the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The real purpose was not to provide any meaningful economic benefit, but to achieve the largescale […] The post President Biden Ends Part of Trump’s Ban on Legal Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What Are the Benefits of the J-1 Visa?
    February 25, 2021

    Over the past year, sweeping orders have banned many non-immigrant visa holders from entering the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic gave many former Trump administration officials the opportunity to restrict immigration based on fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and U.S. unemployment and immigration. The extended executive order—in effect until March 31—has consequently kept […] The post What Are the Benefits of the J-1 Visa? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Why Has Immigration Become Such a Divisive Issue?
    February 22, 2021

    Why has immigration become such a heated issue for those on the right and the left? It’s because many Americans have—without realizing it—sacralized their values and beliefs associated with immigration. This explains in part why the debate has become uncompromising and moralized. What can we do about it? Answers can be found in a new […] The post Why Has Immigration Become Such a Divisive Issue? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New ICE Enforcement Priorities Represent an Important Shift, But More Change Is Needed
    February 19, 2021

    For years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has taken a harsh, punitive approach that has ripped families and communities apart. The Trump administration’s approach was particularly cruel and xenophobic, resulting in the highest detention numbers the United States has ever seen. ICE’s new enforcement priorities hopefully signal an important turn from the hate-driven enforcement […] The post New ICE Enforcement Priorities Represent an Important Shift, But More Change Is Needed appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]