As Congress Gets Back to Work, New Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for Stimulus Checks for Immigrant NY Families

New York, NY—With Congress returning to D.C. to debate the HEROES Act, Change Research/New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) released new polling showing strong statewide support for extending stimulus checks to immigrant families—including mixed status families with American citizens married to ITIN holders—undocumented immigrants paying taxes using a tax identification number.

New Asylum Rule Change Continues Trump’s Exploitation of COVID-19 Pandemic to Push Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Washington, DC-Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new asylum rule barring applicants from countries with a disease outbreak, deeming those asylum seekers a danger to public safety. The proposed rule change allows DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand the definition of safety threats to “consider public health concerns based on disease when making a determination as to whether there are reasonable grounds to believe an alien is a danger to the security of the United States.

SCOTUS Allows Massive Expansion of Trump’s Deportation Machine

Washington, DC-In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a few weeks and undermines immigrants’ access to due process.

In Newest Immigration ‘Ban’, Trump Reveals Inability to Address Crises Facing Americans

Washington, DC-President Trump is expected to sign an order later today temporarily preventing foreign nationals with H1B, L-1, H2B, or J-1 status from entering the United States. The new restrictions would last at least until the end of the year and will not apply to visa-holders already in the U.S., or those outside the country who have already been issued valid visas, and some categories of foreign nationals (e.g., healthcare workers).

Today’s executive order appears to build on Trump’s existing immigration bans, including 2017’s Muslim Ban and the more recently enacted order placing a 60-day ban on green cards for most immigrants due to the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 Resources

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