On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—along with the Trump administration—announced that F1 student visas would no longer be valid for international students taking their classes entirely online. However, colleges and college students around the U.S. are getting creative to fight back against these restrictions. Here are some of the legal and creative efforts they are taking to help international students stay in the country.
In the midst of a pandemic, detained immigrants face critical living conditions at the hands of private companies that are more concerned with liability than human life.
The Trump administration has proposed a new asylum rule that would make it virtually impossible for many women, children and people fleeing gang and domestic violence to obtain asylum in the United States.
“The Supreme Court has reinforced what we have known from the beginning of this fight: this country is the home of the Dreamers,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
On Thursday, June 18, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
“Changing laws and policies alone won’t change who we are unless we address the underlying problems with those laws.”
“How can I reconcile the concept that politics is the art of compromise, with the clear message that there can be no more implicit compromise where black lives are at stake?”
For too many children, the fundamental rights to health, safety and well-being often go unprotected or are actively threatened. The unprecedented threat of COVID-19 has left one particular group of children uniquely vulnerable: migrant and asylum-seeking children, especially those at the U.S. border with Mexico.
U.S. children of immigrants and Americans married to immigrants—both of which are groups without Social Security numbers—filed lawsuits to get their deserved stimulus payments, after being disqualified from the package enacted in March.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced people who sponsor a family member, and some employers, will have to provide detailed, notarized, bank account information if they want to bring someone to the U.S. Fortunately, there is still time to push back against these new sponsorship requirements, and remind Trump that welcoming immigrants and supporting families is a good thing.
Every pregnant woman deserves compassionate care, and stories like the woman being forced to give birth in her pants make clear that immigration officials are not providing it.