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  • Article: Immigrant Workers Who Report Labor Violations Will Be Protected Under This New Policy by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Immigrant Workers Who Report Labor Violations Will Be Protected Under This New Policy by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Immigrant workers who are the victims of labor exploitation are often faced with a difficult choice. They can either stay quiet out of fear of deportation or come forward to report coercive conduct. Looming over that choice is the possibility that the employer may retaliate by calling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or take other adverse action, which could...
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  • Article: USCIS' Funding Crisis Might Be Too Big for the Agency to Fix by Itself by Dara Lind for Immigration Impact

    USCIS' Funding Crisis Might Be Too Big for the Agency to Fix by Itself by Dara Lind On January 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally published a new proposed fee schedule for immigration benefits—which is to say, it took an important step to becoming a solvent, functional federal agency that can adjudicate applications in a timely manner again. The fee rule (which will be open for comment for 60 days, and finalized only after the government...
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  • Article: 2023 and the US Demographic Timebomb by Alan Lee, Esq.

    Article: 2023 and the US Demographic Timebomb by Alan Lee, Esq.

    2023 and the US Demographic Timebomb by Alan Lee, Esq. As we move into 2023 and the continuing threats to the economy, part of the answer to our problem is unsurprisingly – more immigration. Japan is a prime example of a closed society with declining birth rates and unwillingness to allow immigration which now finds itself with abandoned towns and villages, an aged population working into the 70s, and overreliance on overseas manufacturing. China may soon find itself in the sa...
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  • Article: DHS Fails to Address Concerns about CBP One as the Agency Expands the App's Use by Raul Pinto for Immigration Impact

    DHS Fails to Address Concerns about CBP One as the Agency Expands the App's Use by Raul Pinto On January 5, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures to process people seeking asylum at ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border who are asking to be exempt from Title 42 on humanitarian grounds. Following the announcement, details emerged about how the agency plans to leverage the use of the CBP One app. U.S. Customs and Border Pro...
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  • Article: The Year 2023: Chronicle of EB-5 Frustrations Foretold by Mona Shah, Esq., and Rebecca S. Singh, Esq.

    The Year 2023: Chronicle of EB-5 Frustrations Foretold by Mona Shah, Esq., and Rebecca S. Singh, Esq. From the debut of the Reform and Integrity Act ("RIA") to the reversal of regional centers’ fortunes, 2022 had its share of momentous events that transformed the EB-5 industry in a positive way. Unfortunately, the New Year promises a heap of related (and unrelated) frustrations – ranging from fee upticks to processing delays – that could temper expectations of further...
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  • Article: What's Next for Title 42? The Policy Still Has the Border in Its Grip by Suchita Mathur for Immigration Impact

    What's Next for Title 42? The Policy Still Has the Border in Its Grip by Suchita Mathur Weeks after Title 42 was ordered to end in December 2022, the supposed “public health” policy is still effectively closing the border to many asylum seekers after an eleventh-hour order from the Supreme Court kept it alive. And as the Trump-era policy inches closer to its third anniversary, the Biden administration is expanding its use, despite its repeated acknowledgment that t...
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  • Article: Title 42’s End May Be in Sight. Good Riddance. by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Title 42’s End May Be in Sight. Good Riddance. by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick More than two and a half years after it began, the “public health” policy known as Title 42 may finally be nearing an end. On Monday, a coalition of GOP-led states submitted a last-ditch request to the Supreme Court asking the Justices to halt a court order from a federal judge in Washington, D.C. who had overturned the policy. Should their Hail Mary pass fail, then the Departme...
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  • Article: The Queens Night Market Is a Testament to the Power of Immigrant Inclusion by John Wang for Immigration Impact

    The Queens Night Market Is a Testament to the Power of Immigrant Inclusion by John Wang The singular mission of the Queens Night Market is to be New York City’s most affordable, diverse, and welcoming community space. That mission has been the north star of every organizational decision we’ve made since we launched in 2015. From the start, I imposed one major price restriction and two curatorial parameters as guiderails in pursuit of my vision. No food could cost visitors mor...
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  • Article: USCIS' 2022 Progress Report Shows Promise, But Agency Still Has a Long Way to Go by Pablo Balcazar for Immigration Impact

    USCIS' 2022 Progress Report Shows Promise, But Agency Still Has a Long Way to Go by Pablo Balcazar From the displacement following the Russian invasion of Ukraine to migrant bussing across the United States, the immigration field has faced unique challenges this year while continuing to manage the ongoing COVID pandemic, backlog for legal immigration and asylum cases, and more. Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released its Fiscal Year 2022 Progress Report. The ...
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  • Article: Honduran and Salvadoran "States of Emergency" and the Impact on Deportees With a Gang or Criminal Record by Robert Kirkland

    Honduran and Salvadoran "States of Emergency" and the Impact on Deportees With a Gang or Criminal Record by Robert Kirkland Since March 2022, both El Salvador and Honduras have declared “states of emergency” due to the increasing power of criminal gangs which are transnationally organized and wield their power over the bulk of Central America. Over 50,000 Salvadorans and Hondurans are associated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Mara 18 (M-18) gangs. These criminal...
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