For the roughly 100,000 undocumented immigrants living in Indiana, getting a driver’s license isn’t possible. Some Hoosier lawmakers are looking to change that.
Currently, immigration cases from Indiana are sent to the Chicago Immigration Court in Illinois. The new court will serve the state of Indiana and have about 40 employees, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed.
The number of migrant encounters has gone up nearly every month since President Joe Biden took office, becoming fodder for political opponents who point to the increase as evidence that this administration is weaker on border security than its predecessor.
The last of the remaining 200 refugees at Camp Atterbury were expected to depart for resettlement assignments by the end of this week.
The new goal is for all remaining refugees to receive resettlement assignments by the end of the year, although the holiday season and winter weather events could delay the time to early 2022.
Axis Leadership is an eight-month program to help train and mentor Latino professionals from 21 to 28 years old. The group just announced its fourth cohort, a class of 25 that includes participants from, among other places, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
More than 6,600 Afghan refugees who began arriving at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post nearly six weeks ago are awaiting resettlement.
At least 490 Afghan refugees are expected to permanently resettle in Indiana in the coming weeks or months, and not-for-profit resettlement agencies are preparing to assist them.
Republicans, who voted against the measure, argued the money would be better spent elsewhere, such as on mental health services.
Indianapolis refugee organizations have seen only a trickle of refugees since last October, but are now set for a greater influx after President Joe Biden quadrupled the annual cap on the number of refugees allowed in the United States.
Refugee resettlement agencies have waited for Biden to quadruple the number of refugees allowed into the United States this year since Feb. 12, when a presidential proposal was submitted to Congress saying he planned to do so.
For international students seeking degrees at Indiana universities and hoping either to gain employment with domestic firms or start their own U.S.-based companies, the next four years promise to be far less angst-ridden and uncertain than the previous.
Resilient Venture Studio will start out this year as a program under the High Alpha Innovation umbrella, but the organization’s leaders hope it will be spun off into its own venture studio launching 10 to 12 immigrant-led companies annually.
Joe Biden is expected to take swift executive actions to reverse other Trump immigration actions, including an end to the prohibition on arrivals from several predominantly Muslim countries.
A special three-judge panel out of New York wrote that the president’s argument that undocumented immigrants should not be counted runs afoul of a statute saying apportionment must be based on everyone who is a resident of the United States.
Immigrants disproportionately represent the state’s essential workforce and are simultaneously concentrated in industries that are especially vulnerable to the economic recession caused by COVID-19.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall.
The justices rejected administration arguments that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The program covers people who have been in the United States since they were children and are in the country illegally.
Trump said he would be placing a 60-day pause on the issuance of green cards in an effort to limit competition for jobs in a U.S. economy wrecked by the coronavirus.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing new “wealth test” rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States because they have used or might use public-assistance programs.