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First International Agreement on Migration Lacks US Participation

For the first time, countries across the world recognized the importance of coordinated action to address the growing challenges of managing migration. On Monday, more than 160 United Nations member states adopted the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco, without the support of the United States. The Global Compact is the first international agreement […]

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18 striking findings from 2018

The Pew Research Center - 8 hours 57 min ago

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.

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Uptick in Worksite Enforcement Hurts US Businesses and Economy

In its battle against undocumented immigration, the Trump administration appears to be focused on looking tough rather than addressing real problems. Judging from the latest official statistics on the worksite enforcement actions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency is devoting its resources to capturing large numbers of low-level undocumented workers who are […]

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Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Regulation Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Comments

On Monday night, the 60–day comment period for the Trump administration’s proposed public charge regulation drew to a close. More than 210,000 comments were submitted, with the majority of publicly available comments opposing the rule. Comments on the proposed regulation, which has the potential to drastically slash legal immigration, will now be reviewed before any […]

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Federal Court to Consider Again Whether Children Can Be Deported Without Attorneys

On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in C.J.L.G. v. Whitaker, a case that addresses whether children facing deportation have the right to a court-appointed attorney. Currently, immigration courts order unrepresented children deported despite the potential life-or-death consequences of these cases. C.J. fled Honduras when he was 13-years-old after he was held […]

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Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries

The Pew Research Center - December 10, 2018 - 09:30

As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.

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USCIS’ Proposed H1-B Registration Rule Creates More Uncertainty for Employers

Just months short of the normal starting date for the annual H-1B petition process, USCIS has proposed major changes. U.S. employers who rely on this visa category, which is for jobs that require a bachelor’s or higher degree in a “specific specialty” or equivalent at the entry-level, are now in limbo, unsure whether these changes […]

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How to Engage in an Immigration Debate Where Everyone Has Their Own Facts

Advocates of immigrant rights decry working in what feels like the age of the fact-free debate. A debate driven in large part by leaders willing to cherry-pick facts on immigration that encourage division and sacrifice solutions. Yet, all of us have a role to play in improving the nature of the public debate on immigration. […]

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Government Data Shows ICE Detention Relies on Private Companies and Remote Locations

There is a lot that we don’t know about immigration detention. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been in the headlines more often than in past years, the network of facilities ICE uses to imprison immigrants is a major aspect of the agency that is often hidden in plain sight. According to a national […]

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Proposed H-1B Policy Creates New Uncertainty for American Employers

In this blog post, AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Sandra Feist explains what the proposed H-1B rule would really mean for American employers and encourages a different path forward, in which "a more flexible, responsive visa program for professionals" is developed.

The United States Could Solve Undocumented Immigration With a Better System

New estimates indicate that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States continues a decade-long decline, standing at about 10.7 million as of 2016 (down from 12.2 million in 2007). Just as important as the numbers themselves, however, are the trends that underlie them: migrants are now primarily coming from Central America, not Mexico. […]

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Protect the American Dream – Comment on the Public Charge Rule

In this blog post, AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson lays out what the proposed "public charge" rule would do and how anyone can lift their voice and submit a comment about how the rule would negatively impact America, writing "for the health and well-being of our society as a whole, we must resist this rule and all of its implications."

What Matthew Whitaker’s Designation as Acting Attorney General Means for Immigration

Following Jeff Sessions’ resignation as Attorney General, President Trump named Matthew Whitaker to replace him—a move that has already inspired multiple lawsuits that contend the designation was illegal. In a recent immigration case, an amicus brief explains why appointing Sessions’ former chief of staff is unlawful. The amicus brief was filed in Matter of Negusie, […]

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What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

The Pew Research Center - December 3, 2018 - 13:00

There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.

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The Government Failed to Conduct Background Checks on Staffers at Migrant Child Tent City

Thousands of migrant children are currently being held at a tent city in Tornillo, Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. Most of the children traveled alone in order to flee from violence in their Central American home countries and to reunite with family members already in the United States. An investigation released this week by the […]

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Autopsy Report Shows Transgender Immigrant Woman Beaten Before Death in ICE Custody

Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in May, weeks after presenting herself at the San Ysidro port of entry to ask for asylum. An independent autopsy report released this week revealed evidence that Hernández was physically beaten while in ICE custody prior to […]

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Will American Workers Take Another Hit If President Trump Closes the US-Mexico Border?

President Trump wants the Mexican government to turn back the “caravan” of Central American and Mexican asylum-seekers—and he’s threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border if it doesn’t. In an ominous tweet on November 26, the president declared that if the Mexican government didn’t get a handle on the situation, “We will close the Border permanently […]

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5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

The Pew Research Center - November 28, 2018 - 14:30

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.

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USCIS’s New Policy is a Boon to Abusers and Traffickers

Christie Popp shares her experiences working with immigrant victims and witnesses of crimes and highlights how the new USCIS NTA policy for VAWA, U- and T-visas will hinder law enforcement efforts and cause harm, not only to applicants, but to their families and communities as well.

U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade

The Pew Research Center - November 27, 2018 - 17:01

There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.

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