Immigration Law

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The Economic and Fiscal Effects on the United States from Reduced Numbers of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Posted on 4 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael A. Clemens, May 2022 "International migrants who seek protection also participate in the economy. Thus the policy of the United States to drastically reduce refugee and asylum-seeker arrivals from 2017 to 2020 might have substantial and... Read More

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IRAP Shares an Extensive Collection of Refugee Processing Documents Obtained Through FOIA
Posted on 24 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IRAP, Aug. 2022 "Through the Freedom of Information Act, IRAP has obtained an extensive collection of documents related to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program . Together, these documents shine a light on the generally opaque U.S. refugee processing... Read More

Race, Religion and Refugees
Posted on 2 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura E. Alexander, Jane Hong, Karen Hooge Michalka and Luis A. Romero, Apr. 28, 2022 "The different treatment of Ukrainian versus Central American, African, Haitian and other asylum seekers has prompted criticism that the administration is enforcing... Read More

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President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the President will announce Uniting for Ukraine , a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States, fulfilling... Read More

Cornell Project Helps Refugees Claim Health Care Rights
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jackie Swift, Cornell Chronicle, Mar. 29, 2022 "A Cornell collaboration crossing medicine, law, technology and communication is aiming to encourage the use of health care benefits by refugees in the United States – who often suffer poor health... Read More

Is Congress Failing Afghan Evacuees?
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, Mar. 29, 2022 "Most Afghan evacuees fled with few, if any, belongings. Some were separated from immediate family members in the chaos. Many remain deeply traumatized. Then there is the larger, looming crisis... Read More

The Moral Clarity of Resettling Refugees
Posted on 11 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ali Noorani, Mar. 11, 2022 "... The United States can and must do more—for Ukrainians, yes, but also for refugees fleeing conflict around the world, regardless of their nationality. ..." Read More

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Expert: International Refugee System Reeling
Posted on 7 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James Dean, Cornell Chronicle, Mar. 5, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr , professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School and faculty fellow in the university’s Migrations initiative, discussed the extraordinary humanitarian crisis just... Read More

20 Years of Improvements Provide Security and Strong Vetting Procedures for Admitting Refugees to the U.S.
Posted on 26 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Neumann, NFAP, Jan. 25, 2022 "Over the last two decades, security and law enforcement professionals at all levels have worked to establish, improve and utilize robust security and vetting procedures for individuals admitted as refugees... Read More

Climate Change, Asylum and Refugee Status: Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 22 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Nov. 22, 2021 - White House Issues Report on Climate Change and Migration "On October 21, the White House issued a Report on the Impact of Climate Change on Migration which contains a few noteworthy passages relating to the law... Read More

Under Biden, Refugee Admissions Hit Record Low
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julie Watson, Associated Press, Oct. 5, 2021 "Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according... Read More

Tags: Biden , refugees , Trump

Biden Proposes Raising Refugee Cap to 125K in FY2022
Posted on 20 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Sept. 20, 2021 "Today, the State Department is reaffirming our commitment to refugee resettlement in line with our long tradition of providing a safe haven and opportunity to individuals fleeing persecution. With the world facing... Read More

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Groups Launch Global Strategic Litigation Council for Refugee Rights
Posted on 13 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law, Sept. 13, 2021 "A first-of-its-kind Global Strategic Litigation Council for Refugee Rights comprised of more than two dozen refugee rights groups was launched today with leadership and support from Cornell Law School’s Migration... Read More

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States Welcome Afghan Refugees
Posted on 11 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

LexisNexis State Net Capitol Journal, Sept. 10, 2021 "Thirty-five state governors from both parties say they will welcome Afghan refugees forced to flee their country because of the Taliban takeover. “We’re a state of refuge,”... Read More

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Afghan Evacuees Face Complex Immigration Road in US
Posted on 8 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, Sept. 6, 2021 "The tens of thousands of Afghan refugees who made it to the United States as part of a historic humanitarian evacuation are entering an extraordinary system with very different benefits. Some with Special Immigrant... Read More

Tags: afghans , refugees