American Immigration Council News

  • What Social Justice Movements Can Learn from the Medical Response to the Coronavirus
    April 3, 2020

    Across the country, communities are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by working to protect our poor, elderly, and compromised. Critical to the response are the efforts of the medical and scientific community. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from diverse backgrounds–including reenlisting retirees–are serving on the frontline to treat those who fall ill. […] The post What Social Justice Movements Can Learn from the Medical Response to the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Two Years After Zero Tolerance, More Revelations About the Failures of Family Separation
    April 2, 2020

    Nearly two years after the “zero tolerance” policy was announced, evidence condemning the practice and implementation of family separation continues to mount. A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) further criticizes the way officials handled the separations. The height of family separations occurred in the spring and summer of 2018 but the […] The post Two Years After Zero Tolerance, More Revelations About the Failures of Family Separation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • It’s Time to Close the Immigration Courts
    April 1, 2020

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and entire states go into quarantine, immigrants and their attorneys are still being forced to gather in cramped immigration courtrooms inside detention centers around the country. These hearings pose an obvious public health risk and run contrary to the government’s own recommendations regarding social distancing during the outbreak. This […] The post It’s Time to Close the Immigration Courts appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Must Release People From Detention to Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus
    March 31, 2020

    Social distancing has been mandated in many places throughout the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to detain approximately 38,000 people in close quarters. This conflicts with medical experts’ repeated advice to decrease the detention population. Earlier this month, over 3,000 medical […] The post ICE Must Release People From Detention to Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • How Storytelling During the COVID-19 Crisis Can Help Defeat Nativism
    March 30, 2020

    We are in the midst of a crisis unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. We are scared and scrambling to protect ourselves and the ones that we love. This is normal and understandable. However, if we’re not mindful, the spread of the coronavirus and the accompanying fear could create a shift in American culture […] The post How Storytelling During the COVID-19 Crisis Can Help Defeat Nativism appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]