Tag: Refugee Resettlement

  1. Pentagon Reports Security Concerns Over Afghan Refugees

    A recent Pentagon Inspector General report uncovered serious security concerns associated with some of the Afghans who entered the United States following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country late last summer. Despite significant efforts by U.S. intelligence agencies to vet the Afghan evacuees, interagency communication breakdowns allowed otherwise inadmissible persons to enter the United States. Evacuation of Afghanistan In the final days of the war in READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Ukraine Added to TPS List; New Jerseyans Offer Support for People Fleeing Ukraine; “Fake Heiress” Joins Suit Against ICE for Failure to Provide COVID-19 Booster

    Designation of Ukraine to Temporary Protected Status On March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that in light of “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence,” Ukraine would be added to the list of countries for which citizens may be granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that “Ukrainians [have READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Pandemic Relief for NJ’s Immigrants; Afghan Refugees Leave Central Jersey Military Base for Permanent Housing; Democrats Urge Biden to Review Treatment of Immigrants at U.S./Mexico Border

    New Jersey Immigrant Relief Fund Ending The Excluded New Jerseyans fund, which maintains funds for undocumented immigrants who were initially excluded from receiving unemployment or stimulus checks during the COVID-19 pandemic, has finally started methodically distributing relief to thousands of people. The state has received almost 22,000 applications and has approved payment of over $9 million in federal money to over 4,000 households.  However, just as the READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Migrant Children Arrive in Pennsylvania Airports, Sparking Debate Over Refugee Resettlement Practices

    Following reports that planes carrying migrant children arrived at Pennsylvania airports last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed the children arrived through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). These reports quickly drew objections from gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta, who vowed to end the practice if he is elected governor. Migrant Children Arrive at Pennsylvania Airports According to a recent article by the READ MORE READ MORE

  5. U.S. Government Begins Denying Afghan Applications for Humanitarian Parole

    According to a recent report by Axios, USCIS has begun to issue denials for Afghan applications for humanitarian parole. These denials highlight the ongoing struggle for thousands of Afghan evacuees to resettle following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their war-torn country.  Crisis in Afghanistan You may remember the powerful images of individuals fleeing Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country late last summer. With the impending Taliban READ MORE READ MORE