AIC Shares Research On U.S. Immigration Detention

On February 13th, the American Immigration Council (AIC) hosted a webinar titled “The Other Walls for Immigrants: Understanding the United States’ Overreliance on Immigration Detention.” The online panel featured members of AIC sharing their research on immigration detention in the U.S. Tory Johnson, the Research Projects Manager at AIC, began the …

President Trump Limits Asylum Cases

President Trump is taking his hardest stance on immigration to date. Using his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to remove immigrant eligibility to apply for asylum the immigrant crossed the U.S. southern boarder illegally. The INA allows the President to suspend until he considers necessary the admission …

H-1B Denials on the Rise Under the Trump Administration

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has taken a firm stance on immigration; President Trump’s campaign rhetoric about building a wall along the Mexican/American border continues to be controversial, and his zero-tolerance approach to immigration policies have resulted in tragic events like families being separated at the border. However, …

Tougher Vetting for U.S. Visa Applicants

“The United States has one of the most stringent visa application processes in the world. The need for tightening the application process further is really unknown and unclear.” –  Babak Yousefzadeh, President of the Iranian American Bar Association   On May 23rd, the Office of Management and Budget, under the …