Immigration Council News

  • Nominee for ICE Director Refuses to Back Down on...
    11/16/2018

    Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had a nomination hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday. He had previously served as the former deputy commissioner of Customs and Border […]

  • Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact...
    11/15/2018

    The Trump administration’s move to deport more people from the United States has come into sharp focus again as it targets some of the most vulnerable immigrants with its Notice to Appear (NTA) policy. The new policy, announced in June 2018, had already dramatically altered the role of U.S. […]

  • When Immigrant Parents Are Deported, The Entire...
    11/14/2018

    Another form of family separation is on the rise—the deportation of relatives with longstanding ties to the United States. Those left behind in the United States often face significant hardships, a new study from the Kino Border Initiative shows. Families can become impoverished, as relatives […]

  • DACA Is Still in Effect as It Heads to the...
    11/13/2018

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stinging rebuke to President Trump’s ongoing efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative last week, unanimously upholding a lower court injunction which had blocked the Trump administration from ending the program. […]

  • The US Military’s Diversity Is Part of Its...
    11/12/2018

    The United States Armed Forces has done some of its greatest work when it has dismantled barriers to service and opened its ranks to Americans of different backgrounds and identities. Inclusivity within the U.S. military has been hard-fought but admittedly slow. Black service members have fought in […]

  • Trump’s Illegal Ban on Asylum Seekers Solves...
    11/09/2018

    In response to a much over-hyped caravan of migrants slowly trekking north through Mexico, the Trump administration announced new rules to block people from applying for asylum if they cross between the ports of entry along the Southern border. The rules take effect immediately, setting the stage […]

  • A Look Back at Immigration Under Sessions’...
    11/09/2018

    Jeff Sessions resigned as Attorney General on Wednesday, less than two years after the Senate narrowly confirmed him to the post. Sessions’ tenure as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer, while relatively short-lived, was a boon to anti-immigrant groups and Trump’s […]

  • 2018 Midterms and Immigration: What Will Congress...
    11/07/2018

    While the pundits digest the lessons to be learned from the 2018 midterm elections, one takeaway is immediately clear: many Americans want Congress to resume its critical role of checks and balances on the Trump administration and its overzealous immigration agenda. Democrats’ control of the […]

  • What’s Next on Flores After Today’s Deadline...
    11/06/2018

    As Americans go to the polls, many will also be taking part in another form of government participation—submitting comments on the Trump administration’s proposal to expand family detention for asylum seekers. The proposed regulations seek to end the decades-old Flores settlement, […]

  • Latino Voter Suppression in the 2018 Midterm...
    11/05/2018

    Latino voters are more engaged in the 2018 midterm elections than in years past. Enthusiasm towards voting is higher and Latinos have already contributed to record turnout in some states. Yet this interest and excitement towards voting has the potential to be hampered in some areas facing voter […]

  • President Trump Lies to the American Public About...
    11/02/2018

    On Thursday, President Donald Trump declared his administration would be taking drastic steps to prevent asylum seekers from coming to the United States. In a rambling speech filled with false and unverifiable claims, the president declared that he intended to detain thousands of asylum […]

  • Trump’s Midterm Promise: Migrant Children in...
    11/01/2018

    Five days before the midterm elections, President Trump vowed to build “massive tent cities” for families and restrict access to the asylum process. During Thursday’s announcement, Trump outlined his plans to expand the use of detention in order to hold children and mothers and to […]

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