Immigration Impact

  • ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement and Unlawfully Destroys Records
    October 19, 2021

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been known to improperly subject individuals in its custody to solitary confinement and has destroyed solitary confinement records in violation of a records retention schedule and an agreement to preserve records in a lawsuit. On October 13, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General […] The post ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement and Unlawfully Destroys Records appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration Announces Plan for Reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols
    October 18, 2021

    Two months after a federal court ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (also known as “Remain in Mexico”), the administration announced that it will reinstate the program in mid-November if Mexico agrees. In response, some advocates staged a virtual walkout of a listening session held by the administration, refusing to […] The post Biden Administration Announces Plan for Reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans
    October 15, 2021

    Two parole programs that were terminated under the Trump administration are getting a second life under President Biden. The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program and The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program aim to reunite eligible U.S. citizens and residents with certain family members who live abroad and who are waiting in […] The post USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Needs a Consistent System of Discretionary Release from Detention
    October 13, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) need to establish clear guidance for when ICE should release someone from detention. So far, the Biden administration, like past administrations, has failed to issue this essential guidance. This inaction has left thousands of people needlessly detained. On October 5, the American […] The post ICE Needs a Consistent System of Discretionary Release from Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Administration Halts Mass Worksite Raids By ICE
    October 13, 2021

    The Biden administration just took a significant step toward reining in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum that orders the agency to halt all mass worksite raids. The memorandum also orders the agency to shift its focus to employers that break the law—rather than […] The post Biden Administration Halts Mass Worksite Raids By ICE appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]