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Immigration Relief

2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

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2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

CLINIC (November 17, 2020)

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has updated their list of 2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities. The 2021 policy priorities include a focus on advocating for the rights of Black immigrants that are disproportionately impacted by some Trump-era policies.

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Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Research Highlight

Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

Randy Capps, Julia Gelatt, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto and Jennifer Van Hook; Migration Policy Institute (December 2020)

This fact sheet describes the current trends in unauthorized immigrant populations, highlighting the stabilization of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States over the past decade.

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2021 Immigration Action Plan

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2021 Immigration Action Plan: Restoring Human Dignity Recovering the Economy Reinforcing American Values

Immigration Hub, America’s Voice, and Partners (August 2020)

Immigration Hub and America’s Voice collaborated with more than 100 organization to develop an Immigration Action Plan for 2021 that advocates for ten actions that are aimed at transforming the immigration system in the United States.

 

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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.

Updated Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Response to COVID-19

By | Highlighted Resources, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Practice, Practice Highlight, Public Charge

Updated Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Response to COVID-19

Peggy Gleason & Ariel Brown, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (September 23, 2020)

This brief provides an updated version of USCIS services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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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.

New DHS Policy Threatens to Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients

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New DHS Policy Threatens to Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients

Tom K. Wong, Sanaa Abrar, Claudia Flores, Tom Jawetz, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, and Philip E. Wolgin, Center for American Progress (October 5, 2020)

A national survey was conducted to look at the experiences of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  Findings indicated that DACA recipients have contributed to contribute to the economy and society with 91.7% of respondents specifying that they are employed or in school.  A specific finding from this survey found that the recent policy changes made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could negatively impact the progress made by recipients of DACA.  These new DHS policy changes include rejecting new applicants and only allowing one-year renewals.  The validity of the memo detailing the new DHS policy updates is a part of an ongoing litigation.