Immigration Council News

  • Talking Turkey: How to Appreciate Another View at...
    11/24/2022

    Irrespective of your politics, no matter your football allegiances, the joy of Thanksgiving binds you with millions of others who are also celebrating togetherness. Some of us might gather with family and friends, while others might celebrate as a community of neighbors. Some will enjoy […]

  • From Farm to Your Thanksgiving Table: America’s...
    11/22/2022

    As Thanksgiving approaches, many cooks are busy planning their holiday meals. However, this year’s Thanksgiving meals will likely be more expensive as food prices soar. This is partly due to America’s ongoing labor shortage in agriculture, especially for fruit and vegetable crop production, […]

  • Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and...
    11/11/2022

    The backlog of pending applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased exponentially in the last few years. Congress is finally taking notice. The Case Backlog and Transparency Act, introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas on October 25, seeks to address the long […]

  • ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement...
    11/08/2022

    Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. […]

  • Gainesville Takes Steps Toward Immigrant...
    11/04/2022

    Written by Ethan Maia de Needell, Immigrant Programs Manager, Rural Women’s Health Project The immigrant community in Gainesville, Florida has been steadily increasing over the years, already making up over 10% of our total population. Despite this, our local institutions and public agencies have […]

  • New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black...
    11/04/2022

    Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the […]

  • Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt...
    11/03/2022

    Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not […]

  • Arizona Dreamers’ Chance of In-State Tuition...
    11/01/2022

    While it seems like all eyes are on the states that could determine the outcome of this year’s midterm elections, it’s important to remember that the consequences of November 8 will extend beyond the makeup of the 118th United States Congress. This year’s elections could have dramatic, and […]

  • 71% of Immigrants Win Their Cases Thanks to Pro...
    10/27/2022

    Every year at the end of October, legal service providers come together to celebrate Pro Bono Week. It is a dedicated opportunity to acknowledge the amazing work that our volunteers do—work that is the foundation of the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Justice Campaign. In an […]

  • Public Records Requests Uncover Details About...
    10/26/2022

    The flights of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in September refocused attention on a phenomenon that had been unfolding for many months—the relocation of migrants by Republican governors to Democratic-led cities. The sheer callousness of the flights to Martha’s Vineyard caught the […]

  • Once Again, Undocumented Youth Find Themselves in...
    10/20/2022

    After months of waiting for decisions on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth are back to where they started—waiting for a legislative fix to their ongoing legal limbo. The Biden administration and the states suing to […]

  • The Biden Administration Cracks Down on...
    10/18/2022

    Faced with rising numbers of Venezuelans coming to the border and seeking asylum, the Biden administration has initiated what could be its most extensive crackdown on migrants since taking office. After reaching a deal with Mexico to expand Title 42 to Venezuelans, the Biden administration on […]

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