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  • USCIS Announces Major Change to H-1B ‘Cap’ Filing With Electronic Registration
    December 12, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that U.S. employers will have to pay a $10 fee and register to have a chance at filing an H-1B petition subject to the statutory “cap” of 65,000 workers per fiscal year (FY). The annual “cap” filing also includes 20,000 additional visa numbers for foreign workers with […] The post USCIS Announces Major Change to H-1B ‘Cap’ Filing With Electronic Registration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Number of People in ICE Detention with Criminal Records Continues to Drop
    December 11, 2019

    As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has expanded immigration capacity across the country in recent years, the number of people held in its facilities with actual criminal records dropped, according to a new report from Syracuse University’s TRAC Center. Since October 2017, the number of individuals in ICE detention with serious criminal convictions dropped […] The post The Number of People in ICE Detention with Criminal Records Continues to Drop appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Detention of Pregnant Women Increases 52% Under the Trump Administration
    December 10, 2019

    The rate at which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained pregnant women increased 52% during the first two years of the Trump administration, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week. 2,098 pregnant women were detained by ICE in 2018, compared to 1,380 in 2016. The increase aligns with a December […] The post Detention of Pregnant Women Increases 52% Under the Trump Administration appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Plans Massive Fee Hike for Access to Genealogical Records
    December 9, 2019

    If you have ever wanted to trace your family’s immigration history, you should do it now—accessing genealogical records from the 1800s and 1900s may soon become far more expensive than ever before. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to increase its fees to access millions of historical records held under the agency’s Genealogy […] The post USCIS Plans Massive Fee Hike for Access to Genealogical Records appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations
    December 5, 2019

    Attorney General Sessions’ orders to prioritize prosecuting people for immigration-related offenses in 2017 and 2018 put a significant strain on law enforcement across the border, diverting resources away from drug and organized crime prosecutions. The increase in immigration prosecutions, which played a primary role in the family separation crisis, also led to overcrowded jails, backed […] The post ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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