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  • 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. […]

  • Biden Administration Doubles Down On Title 42 As Del Rio Expulsions Draw to A Close
    October 8, 2021

    In September, nearly 15,000 Haitians arrived near Del Rio, Texas seeking asylum in the United States. But rather than allowing them to seek protection, as is their right under United States law, the Biden administration instead began a process of mass expulsions to Haiti. With expulsions to Haiti finally slowing to a trickle  after 70 […] The post Biden Administration Doubles Down On Title 42 As Del Rio Expulsions Draw to A Close appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Blog Post: The Nov. 2021 Visa Bulletin Seesaw: FAQ
    October 18, 2021

    Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Oct. 18, 2021 "On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Department of State released the November 2021 Visa Bulletin , which has brought significant retrogression in employment-based third preference (EB-3) India dates, among other significant changes. The EB-3 India Date for […]

  • Blog Post: CRS on "Metering" by CBP
    October 18, 2021

    Hillel R. Smith, CRS, "The Department of Homeland Security’s “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues" - Oct. 15, 2021 "Generally, a non-U.S. national (alien, as the term is used in the Immigration and Nationality Act [INA]) who arrives in the United States without valid documentation is subject to a […]

  • Blog Post: Groups File Amicus Briefs at CA5 in Negusie
    October 18, 2021

    Duke Law, Aug. 12, 2021 "Duke Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic filed amicus curiae briefs before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week on behalf of a group of international refugee law scholars and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in the latest round of an ongoing […]

  • Blog Post: A Guide to Title 42 Expulsions at the Border
    October 18, 2021

    American Immigration Council, Oct. 15, 2021 "The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely suspended. Since that date, both migrants seeking a […]

  • Blog Post: Expanded Expedited Removal Suspended: DHS
    October 15, 2021

    Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 14, 2021 "A Trump-era policy that allows ICE officers to arrest and rapidly deport certain undocumented immigrants without access to a judge was suspended by the Biden administration Thursday after BuzzFeed News obtained government data that showed it had been […]

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