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  • How Proposed Changes to ‘Duration of Status’ Rules Will Impact Students and Exchange Visitors
    October 20, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule that will make it more difficult for individuals applying for admission in a J-1 exchange visitor or F-1 student visa category to complete their programs, apply for extensions, and even secure these opportunities in the first place. Exchange visitors are approved non-immigrants that participate […] The post How Proposed Changes to ‘Duration of Status’ Rules Will Impact Students and Exchange Visitors appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Senate Reveals CBP Violated the Law by Rounding Up Migrants — In Guatemala
    October 19, 2020

    As the Trump administration cracked down on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, it has often invoked the concept of “national sovereignty” to justify drastic policy changes. But a new Senate report reveals that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) itself violated the sovereignty of another nation. Agents deployed to Guatemala in January in partnership with […] The post The Senate Reveals CBP Violated the Law by Rounding Up Migrants — In Guatemala appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Border Patrol is Going After Humanitarian Aid in the Arizona Desert—Again
    October 15, 2020

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched another military-style raid on a humanitarian aid station in the Arizona desert, close to the U.S.-Mexico border. On October 5, Border Patrol agents and CBP’s para-military arm Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) descended on the aid camp. They charged in with assault rifles, an armored vehicle, ATVs, a […] The post Border Patrol is Going After Humanitarian Aid in the Arizona Desert—Again appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Deported Cameroonian Immigrants Despite Protests and Congressional Intervention
    October 14, 2020

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported a flight of approximately 100 African asylum seekers to their home countries, where they could face immediate arrest and death. Many of the Cameroonian and Congolese immigrants had protested their detention and spoken out about abuses in U.S. custody. ICE went forward with the deportations on October 13 […] The post ICE Deported Cameroonian Immigrants Despite Protests and Congressional Intervention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Department of Justice Eliminates Diversity and Inclusion Training for All Immigration Judges
    October 13, 2020

    At a time when tensions over race in the United States are high, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in an October 8 memo that it will cancel all diversity and inclusion trainings for its staff of over 115,000 people. The decision could have a particularly devastating impact on the U.S. immigration court system. […] The post Department of Justice Eliminates Diversity and Inclusion Training for All Immigration Judges appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]