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Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

By | Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (November 13, 2020)

USCIS recently announced updates to age and “sought to acquire” requirements under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). These updates further clarify how USCIS calculates an applicant’s age under defined conditions and provides other guidance.

Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always

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Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always  

Center for the Study of Social Policy (July, 2020) 

Despite the passage of emergency response packages directed at providing coronavirus relief, this legislation has systematically excluded many immigrants. In response, many states and localities and philanthropic and community-based organizations have provided critical support during this time. However, their ability to deliver needed services is limited. This brief offers information for policymakers seeking to build a more comprehensive and inclusive system that centers immigrant families in COVID-19-related federal actions.   

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, State Policy

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (October 2020)

Immigrant and refugee families are an at-risk population that are not often enrolled in home visiting program.  The purpose of home visiting programs is to support children and their caretakers and for immigrant and refugee families this could mean assistance with integration-related supports that help parents access early childhood, health, and social services systems.  This policy brief discusses approaches that some states have utilized to help immigrant and refugees access home visiting programs.

Broad and Blunt, the Trump Administration’s H-1B Changes Miss the Opportunity for Real Reform

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Broad and Blunt, the Trump Administration’s H-1B Changes Miss the Opportunity for Real Reform

Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute (October 2020)

The H-1B visa program had not seen major changes since 1990.  The Trump administration has now made a significant change to try and ensure that workers that are citizens of the United States (U.S.) would not be replaced with immigrants.  This will limit U.S. businesses from being able to hire skilled immigrant workers.  The H1-B program is the primary option for immigrants to obtain employment in the United States.

The Invisible Wall: Policies that Threaten Immigrant Families

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

The Invisible Wall: Policies that Threaten Immigrant Families

Protecting Immigrant Families (August 14, 2020)

This resource reviews the litany of polices Trump’s administration has executed to decrease immigration to the United States. It details if the policy has been proposed, is in litigation, and its potential finality.

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