ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It highlighted the dangers of […]

Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt American Workers, New Study Finds

Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers Doesn’t Hurt American Workers, New Study Finds

Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not require a high level of […]

New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black Immigrants in Detention

Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the report argues that this discriminatory treatment of Black immigrants is the result of […]

The Biden Administration Cracks Down on Venezuelan Migrants — What You Need to Know

Faced with rising numbers of Venezuelans coming to the border and seeking asylum, the Biden administration has initiated what could be its most extensive crackdown on migrants since taking office. After reaching a deal with Mexico to expand Title 42 to Venezuelans, the Biden administration on October 12 began expelling hundreds of Venezuelans back to […]

A New Bill Would Allow Millions of Immigrants to Apply for Green Cards

On September 28, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced a bill in Congress that would allow millions of immigrants who have lived in the United States for many years to become Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). This pathway to LPR status (also known as a green card) would benefit both long-term undocumented immigrants and individuals who have […]

Want to Hire an Immigrant or Refugee? Chambers of Commerce Aim to Make That Easier

With job openings at nearly twice as high as the pre-pandemic norm, employers across the country are continuing to struggle to fill open positions and meet workforce needs. But they’re finding a natural ally in an unusual place: chambers of commerce. Chambers are refocusing the conversation around immigration by highlighting a simple fact. Immigrants are […]