• Asylum Seekers Challenge Spending Months Locked Up Without Interviews or Bond Hearings
    August 24, 2018

    Earlier this year, the Trump administration launched its “zero tolerance” policy, aimed at punishing immigrants, including asylum seekers, who enter the United States without authorization. Among its many inhumane effects, this policy is leaving asylum seekers to languish in detention for weeks or months without the opportunity to present their asylum claims or request release […] The post Asylum Seekers Challenge Spending Months Locked Up Without Interviews or Bond Hearings appeared first on Immigration Impact. [ˇK]

  • Government Coerced Parents into Signing Their Rights Away Before Being Reunited with Their Children
    August 23, 2018

    In all the chaos of family separation, another disturbing detail has come to light: immigration officials may have coerced vulnerable parents into signing away their right to be reunified with their children. In a complaint filed on Thursday with the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, organizations allege that Immigration and Customs Enforcement […] The post Government Coerced Parents into Signing Their Rights Away Before Being Reunited with Their Children appeared first on Immigration Impact. [ˇK]

  • How Experts Are Addressing Immigrant Underemployment and Why it Matters
    August 22, 2018

    Many immigrants bring advanced expertise when they come to the United States, but those skills are often underutilized. Due to a range of complex factors, such as professional credentialing and licensing requirements, immigrants’ qualifications are often overlooked. Experts are making inroads to address this, recognizing that such barriers are detrimental to the U.S. economy, as […] The post How Experts Are Addressing Immigrant Underemployment and Why it Matters appeared first on Immigration Impact. [ˇK]

  • Sessions’ Decision Places New Burdens on Individuals in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Judges
    August 21, 2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision on continuances in immigration court that both recognized their importance and decried their alleged overuse.  This decision will have widespread implications for immigration court process. The case, Matter of L-A-B-R-, addresses circumstances under which an immigration judge can continue a case so a person in removal proceedings may […] The post Sessions’ Decision Places New Burdens on Individuals in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Judges appeared first on Immigration Impact. [ˇK]

  • USCIS’ Wait Times for Citizenship Have Doubled
    August 20, 2018

    The average wait time on a U.S. citizenship application was about five months in 2014. Today, the average time a green card holder will wait for their citizenship application to be processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is 10 months. With the increased wait time, the backlog of pending applications has also grown […] The post USCIS’ Wait Times for Citizenship Have Doubled appeared first on Immigration Impact. [ˇK]