Immigration Council News

  • Utah Once Again Leads by Example on Immigrant...

    As the politics and partisanship of a mid-term election year ramp up, Utah is proving that bipartisan and public-private collaboration is still possible. On May 3, public and private sector leaders came together to launch a New American Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to maximize […]

  • Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual...

    The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of […]

  • The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could...

    Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. The draft opinion—published last week in an unprecedented leak—is based in a legal concept known as […]

  • USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension...

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon […]

  • The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its...

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced in a May 6 memorandum that it would eliminate its Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams (BPCITs). The teams have faced criticism for their secretive role at the scenes of incidents involving Border Patrol agents in which someone has died or been […]

  • Immigrants Will Be Vital in America’s Fastest...

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains and kept people from going back to work at a time when the demand for goods and labor is high. This has left America contending with a labor shortage while also experiencing high levels of inflation. To investigate further, the new report […]

  • Local Communities Take the Lead in Welcoming All

    Local communities across the country have long experienced the positive effects of growing immigrant and refugee communities.  As a result, many local governments, chambers of commerce, and nonprofits have been thinking proactively about how to create an environment that sends a message of […]

  • U.S. Census: A Closer Look at the Fastest Growing...

    Data from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau show that there are approximately 20.7 million Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States—comprising 6.2 % of the U.S. population—that make up the fastest growing minority group in the United States. In the last decade, the U.S. Asian population grew […]

  • Federal Court Orders Biden Administration to...

    A federal court in Louisiana issued an order on Wednesday temporarily preventing the Biden administration from winding down Title 42, the controversial public health policy that allows immigration officials to rapidly expel asylum seekers and migrants from the border. The order is in effect for the […]

  • Biden Administration Creates New Parole Program...

    The Biden administration announced a special parole program for Ukrainians that began April 25. The Uniting for Ukraine program is a first step toward the administration’s commitment to welcoming up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of the country, which began in February. The […]

  • Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in ‘Remain...

    Over three years after the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) went into effect, the Supreme Court finally heard oral arguments in a case about the program, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Rather than debate the legality of the program itself, Tuesday’s arguments were about a […]

  • Abbott’s Anti-Immigrant Blockade Cost the US...

    Less than a week after the Biden Administration announced the impending end to the COVID-era Title 42 border policy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott escalated his ongoing political fight with the Biden administration over its handling of the border. On April 6, Governor Abbott directed the Texas […]

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