American Immigration Council News

  • Cities with ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Save Lives from Domestic Violence
    June 5, 2020

    Many communities across the U.S. have adopted so-called “sanctuary policies” that are intended to ensure that we all live in safe neighborhoods. When these policies are in place, local police don’t take part in the enforcement of federal immigration laws. These policies allow immigrants to work with local law enforcement in reporting and investigating crimes […] The post Cities with ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Save Lives from Domestic Violence appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Safeguards Federal Court Review of Torture Protections
    June 4, 2020

    The U.S. Supreme Court found on Monday that federal courts have the authority to review certain claims from people who are seeking protection from torture. The case, Nasrallah v. Barr, is about what happens when certain people seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture are denied protection by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The […] The post Supreme Court Safeguards Federal Court Review of Torture Protections appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Presidential Proclamation Bars Certain Students and Researchers From China
    June 1, 2020

    President Trump issued a proclamation to prevent certain Chinese nationals from entering the United States using academic student (F) or exchange visitor researcher (J) visas. The proclamation applies to graduate-level or post-graduate students and researchers who have ties to certain entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The proclamation bans students and researchers who […] The post Presidential Proclamation Bars Certain Students and Researchers From China appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Asian Americans Play Key Role in Fighting Coronavirus, Even as They Suffer Racism Spurred by It
    May 29, 2020

    May 31 closes out Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The term AAPI encompasses all people from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This year’s recognition of AAPI Heritage Month […] The post Asian Americans Play Key Role in Fighting Coronavirus, Even as They Suffer Racism Spurred by It appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Board of Immigration Appeals’ Restructuring and Hiring Plan Reveals Anti-Immigrant Bias
    May 28, 2020

    The Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) hiring process for immigration appellate judges was recently revealed. Now, the integrity of the immigration court system has never been more in question. These procedures reflect how the agency has altered the hiring process to promote judges with a track record of anti-immigrant bias. The information was obtained through […] The post Board of Immigration Appeals’ Restructuring and Hiring Plan Reveals Anti-Immigrant Bias appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]