American Immigration Council News

  • Nominee for ICE Director Refuses to Back Down on Family Separation
    November 16, 2018

    Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had a nomination hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday. He had previously served as the former deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), so he faced a committee eager to grill him about his […] The post Nominee for ICE Director Refuses to Back Down on Family Separation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact Vulnerable Immigrants
    November 15, 2018

    The Trump administration’s move to deport more people from the United States has come into sharp focus again as it targets some of the most vulnerable immigrants with its Notice to Appear (NTA) policy. The new policy, announced in June 2018, had already dramatically altered the role of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by […] The post Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact Vulnerable Immigrants appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • When Immigrant Parents Are Deported, The Entire Family Suffers, Survey Shows
    November 14, 2018

    Another form of family separation is on the rise—the deportation of relatives with longstanding ties to the United States. Those left behind in the United States often face significant hardships, a new study from the Kino Border Initiative shows. Families can become impoverished, as relatives are unable to meet basic needs such as housing and […] The post When Immigrant Parents Are Deported, The Entire Family Suffers, Survey Shows appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DACA Is Still in Effect as It Heads to the Supreme Court
    November 13, 2018

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stinging rebuke to President Trump’s ongoing efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative last week, unanimously upholding a lower court injunction which had blocked the Trump administration from ending the program. Just three days before that hearing, the Department of Justice (DOJ) took […] The post DACA Is Still in Effect as It Heads to the Supreme Court appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The US Military’s Diversity Is Part of Its Strength
    November 12, 2018

    The United States Armed Forces has done some of its greatest work when it has dismantled barriers to service and opened its ranks to Americans of different backgrounds and identities. Inclusivity within the U.S. military has been hard-fought but admittedly slow. Black service members have fought in every single war since America’s founding, but were […] The post The US Military’s Diversity Is Part of Its Strength appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]