American Immigration Council Blog

  • Biden’s Unfulfilled Promise to End 287(g) Agreements with Local Law Enforcement
    June 24, 2021

    During the 2020 campaign, President Biden pledged to end all 287(g) agreements made by the Trump administration. More than 150 days into his presidency, the promise remains unfulfilled. The 287(g) program allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and state or local law enforcement agencies to enter into formal agreements to permit state and local […] The post Biden’s Unfulfilled Promise to End 287(g) Agreements with Local Law Enforcement appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Will Admit Asylum Seekers Ordered Deported Under Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols
    June 23, 2021

    Asylum seekers who were ordered deported for missing their U.S. court hearings under the Trump administration’s so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)—informally known as the “Remain in Mexico” program—will be allowed to restart their proceedings in the United States. Thousands of others whose cases were terminated because of procedural errors before they had a chance to […] The post Biden Will Admit Asylum Seekers Ordered Deported Under Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Congress Proposes Legislation to Expedite and Expand Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Allies
    June 22, 2021

    As military troops withdraw from Afghanistan, Afghan nationals that supported the operations of the U.S. government—as translators and other vital roles—are in danger of violent retribution from Taliban forces. The Department of State offers resettlement to eligible Afghans through the special immigrant visa program, but slow processing and significant backlogs have failed to address the […] The post Congress Proposes Legislation to Expedite and Expand Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Allies appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • On World Refugee Day, A Call to Rebuild U.S. Refugee Resettlement
    June 18, 2021

    World Refugee Day is celebrated internationally on June 20 every year. It honors the struggle of refugees around the world who are fleeing violence and persecution and are unable to safely return to their home countries. Over this past year, in the middle of a devastating global pandemic, the number of refugees worldwide hit an […] The post On World Refugee Day, A Call to Rebuild U.S. Refugee Resettlement appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections
    June 17, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 11 its plan for funds the Trump administration had planned to use to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Unspent funds will address safety and environmental issues, while funds diverted from the Department of Defense will be returned for their original purposes. President Trump centered […] The post Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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