Tens of Thousands in United States Face Uncertain Future, as Temporary Protected Status Deadlines Loom
(Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, & Sarah Pierce,Migration Policy Institute, Dec 1, 2017)
In light of the recent announcement of an end to many TPS designations, this edition of Policy Beat explores the TPS programs, current countries of designation, and the history of TPS rescissions over the years, as well as the reasons for not extending those designations.
Tax Hike on Immigrant Families Would Drive Up Child Poverty
(Jackie Vimo & Carrie Welton, National Immigration Law Center, Nov 14, 2017)
This NILC factsheet discusses the effects of children in immigrant families losing the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which alone lifts 1.5 million children out of poverty each year and mitigates poverty’s impact for millions more.
Legalization for DREAMers: A Realistic Appraisal of Potential Chain Migration
(Julia Gelatt & Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, Nov 2017)
Authors explore DREAM Act critics’ stipulation that “chain migration” would occur if DREAMers were legalized as DREAMers could eventually sponsor their family members for green card.
Tax Cuts Could Mean Coming Storm for Child Welfare, Juvenile Services
(John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change, Nov 22, 2017)
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national organization that represents hundreds of child welfare and juvenile justice service providers, is concerned that the tax reform plan moving through both chambers of Congress is setting up a perfect storm of funding troubles for nonprofits in the sector.
Congress Barreling Toward Explosive Immigration Fight
(Mike Lillis, The Hill, Nov 21, 2017)
Lawmakers headed into the long Thanksgiving recess are in stark disagreement over how, and when, to provide legal cover for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children — legislation both parties say they want after President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September.
The Most Popular Bill In Congress Solves A Major Immigration Problem
(Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Oct 29, 2017)
Representative Kevin Yoder is sponsoring H.R. 392, which addresses the conflict between American competitiveness and the hundreds of thousands of individuals stuck for years in employment-based immigrantion backlogs due to the per-country limit.
New Trump Immigration Efforts Aim to Stop Child Border Crossers
(Daily Times, Nov 4, 2017)
Many of the immigration initiatives launched by the Trump administration in recent weeks target one kind of migrant: children. The measures are aimed at expelling young people already in the United States illegally and preventing new ones from crossing into the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department Makes Crucial Reforms To Immigration Courts
(Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller, Nov 3, 2017)
The Justice Department is enacting several reforms in order to address a backlog of several hundred thousand immigration cases, according to DOJ documents and officials.
Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families
(Joanna Dreby, University of California Press, May 7, 2015)
This book explores the ramifications of inadequate immigration policy on Mexican immigrant families. It explores the threat that deportation poses and the stigma associated with status as an immigrant.
October 2017 Update on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies Under the Trump Administration and Latest Travel Ban News
(Roxanne H. Levine and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Lexology, Oct 19, 2017)
On October 8, 2017, the White House issued an Immigration Principles and Policies Statement. The statement focused on changes to border security, unaccompanied alien children, asylum reform, swift border return, the expansion of the definition of inadmissible aliens to the United States, interior enforcement, immigration authority, partnerships with states and localities, visa overstays and a merit-based immigration system. This article highlights the key points from the statement.