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    Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why.

    21 August, 2018

    Of the United States, the U.K., and Australia, our recent survey suggests, U.S. public attitudes about immigration are by far the most polarized by party. Part of this has to do with Trump’s embrace of anti-immigration policies, which has prompted Democratic voters to move left on the issue. But it also reflects differences in the […]

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    Area’s Undocumented Immigrants From Mauritania Fearful of Deportation

    21 August, 2018

    Undocumented Mauritanians now living in the United States are essentially countryless, with no proof that they are residents or citizens of any nation. And if they go back to Mauritania without documentation, they’re at the mercy of the police, Tidiane said. Still, they’re being deported. People typically cannot be deported if their country won’t accept […]

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    Deaths at Immigrant Adult Detention Centers

    18 July, 2018

    From 2010 to 2012, a total of eight deaths were recorded at immigration detention facilities due to violations of medical standards. This report was found by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant Justice Center. The number has risen significantly over the last six years. Press releases from 2016 to […]

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    The Affirmation of Reinstatement After Illegal Reentry

    18 July, 2018

    On May 28, 2017, Miguel Macias Mendoza underwent a court appeal (No. 16-3568) for illegal reentry into the United States. Macias, a native and citizen of Mexico, entered the United States in 1976 at the age of six as a lawful permanent resident. In 1990, Macias was caught committing a series of criminal activities including […]

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    Does Cutting Immigration Threaten National Security?

    20 September, 2017

    The Trump administration’s plan to eliminate DACA and cut legal immigration in half over the next few years will have a profoundly negative impact on our country. According to one commentator, national security could be one of the things that is negatively impacted. In this article, Tim Kane, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer […]

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    USCIS Accepts Ombudsman’s Recommendation to Adopt Parole Policy for U Visa Petitioners and Family Members

    8 September, 2016

    The CIS Ombudsman’s Office notified stakeholders that USCIS has agreed with the Ombudsman’s recommendation to implement a parole policy for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members who live abroad. USCIS will implement this policy when a new form and policy guidance are completed in FY2017.

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    CA9 Says INA §236(c) Applies Only if ICE Detains Noncitizen Promptly After Release from Criminal Custody

    8 August, 2016

    In a class action habeas petition brought by noncitizens with criminal convictions subject to mandatory detention under INA §236(c), the court affirmed the district court’s class certification order and preliminary injunction requiring the government to provide all class members with bond hearings under §236(a). The court held that, under the plain language of §236(c), the […]

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    AILA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    8 August, 2016

    The 2016 Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Rule On July 29, 2016, DHS published a final rule expanding the availability of the provisional unlawful presence waiver to individuals who would be statutorily eligible for an unlawful presence waiver under INA §212(a)(9)(B)(v). The rule also makes additional changes to the current provisional waiver process. The following FAQs […]

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    Trump loss would fuel push for immigration reform, advocates hope

    27 July, 2016

    WASHINGTON Those championing immigration reform have already begun to lay the groundwork for a new push in Congress, predicting the Hispanic vote could have a game-changing impact on this year’s presidential election. If Hispanic voters turn out en masse to oppose Republican Donald Trump and his stand on immigration, the November outcome could look a […]

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    ICE and CCA Continue to Endanger the Lives of Mothers and Children Incarcerated at Family Detention Facility

    27 June, 2016

    SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today, the American Immigration Council (Council), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), partners in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, formally lodged the latest in a series of complaints detailing the inhumane conditions to […]

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