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  • Article: The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now? by Juan Avilez for Immigration Impact

    The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now? by Juan Avilez After months of contentious debate and near government shutdowns, Congress approved appropriations for fiscal year 2024, which President Biden quickly signed into law. The spending package contains several important immigration-related appropriations and provisions. Alarmingly, however, $800 million has been cut from the Shelter and Services Program (SSP) under the Fed...
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  • Article: Is a Border Deal in Congress on the Horizon? by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Is a Border Deal in Congress on the Horizon? by Kevin Johnson For the last few days, there have been rumblings that Congress may reach a border deal. NBC News reports that negotiations in the U.S. Senate to toughen the immigration and asylum laws have moved to working with key senators to finalize the funding provisions in the deal. "The immigration group is now working with the Senate Appropriations Committee on how to craft the funding language to match the policy changes the...
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  • Article: FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration by Adriel Orozco for Immigration Impact

    FY 2024 Government Funding Package Is a Mixed-Bag on Immigration by Adriel Orozco President Biden signed the final 6-bill “minibus” funding package for fiscal year (FY) 2024 on March 23, which includes funding for the agencies that implement our immigration laws. This was the culmination of months of negotiations mired by attempts to insert restrictive border and immigration policy changes into the budget. While the compromise package doesn’t include these policy ch...
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  • Article: DACA Recipients Bolster Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid to Immigrants Saves Taxpayer Money by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    DACA Recipients Bolster Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid to Immigrants Saves Taxpayer Money by Kevin Johnson Since its creation in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has provided relief to more than 835,000 noncitizens in the United States. A new column from the Center for American Progress details the ways in which DACA recipients contribute to Social Security and Medicare funds that support tens of millions of people ...
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  • Article: Report: Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Challenge Decades in the Making by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Report: Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Challenge Decades in the Making by Kevin Johnson A new Migration Policy Institute report, co-authored by former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin, recounts the history of the U.S. government’s efforts to strengthen southwest border enforcement in the modern era. The report, Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Challenge Decades in the Making,identifies key developments in the evolution of southwest...
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  • News: USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

    News: USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

    USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period Release Date: 04/04/2024 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced (PDF, 317.28 KB) that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after Nov. 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds. In consultation wi...
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  • Article: Fourth Circuit Holds Against Landlord in Case Involving Exploitation of Undocumented Immigrants by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Fourth Circuit Holds Against Landlord in Case Involving Exploitation of Undocumented Immigrants by Kevin Johnson The Legal Aid Justice Center have good news from the Fourth Circuit on a case involving the exploitation of undocumented immigrants. For nearly eight years, the Center has been fighting on behalf of four families who were eventually forced to leave their homes in a manufactured home park because one spouse could not prove lawful immigration presence and...
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  • Article: Chicago Pastors Help the City Grapple With Migrants by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Chicago Pastors Help the City Grapple With Migrants by Kevin Johnson We all have heard of Texas and Florida busing migrants to Northern cities run by Democratic mayors. Good news out of Chicago, where religious leaders have worked constructively to assist migrants settling there. "Chicago was already facing a homelessness crisis before Texas’ Republican governor, Greg Abbott, began directing thousands of migrants entering his state to Democratic...
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  • Article: US Compliance with the Global Compact on Migration: A Mixed Record -- Center for Migration Studies of New York by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    US Compliance with the Global Compact on Migration: A Mixed Record -- Center for Migration Studies of New York by Kevin Johnson The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) has published a briefing which examines how US immigration policies measure up to the provisions of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). When the GCM was agreed to in 2018, the United States was not a party to the agreement. In 2021, the Biden administra...
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  • Article: Abstract on Immigration Article of the Day: Empowering Hispanics to Vote With Their Feet" by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Abstract on Immigration Article of the Day: Empowering Hispanics to Vote With Their Feet" by Ilya Somin by Kevin Johnson Empowering Hispanics to Vote With Their Feet by Ilya Somin, Houston Law Review, 28th Annual Frankel Lecture Symposium, forthcoming Abstract This symposium contribution outlines the significance of foot voting for America’s Hispanic population and highlights ways in which we can better empower them to “vote with their feet.” People vote with t...
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