Visa Impact

The Covid19 pandemic occurring around the United States and all around the world have impacted many people. Recently, the Trump administration has stated that they believe the corona virus will go away, but US department does not believe it will.

According to Immigration Impact, “in a recent memo signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the administration highlights a sharp decrease in the demand for U.S. visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic”. The pandemic has already impacted the immigration system and has slowed down the processing on cases,; many people have been laid off due to the pandemic which has caused a major backlog.

New Regulations

ICE has been trying to enforce many states to help with detaining people who are suspected noncitizens. One of those states has been Florida. According to Immigration Impact,  “The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) recently announced that it has signed a 287(g) agreement with ICE”.

The 287(g) is a regulation that allows law enforcement, state and local police to detain or interrogate people who are or seem undocumented.

Citizenship Backlog

With all the recent changes there has been in the immigration system; the regulations have caused a major delay with processing citizenship applications all around the United States. According to Immigration Impact, because Trump has made many changed in the system many will not be able to vote in this years election.

Health in Detention Centers

It is known that many individuals who are detained in detention centers do not get the proper care when sick. This issue escalated worse when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States because this meant that people who were detained were at larger risk of contracting the virus.

Visa Ban

Recently, the Trump administration has made many changed to the immigration system. Changes that have caused many to be stuck in at a midpoint. The administration has used the economic situation the United States is currently facing as an excuse for this travel ban against immigrants claiming, the less immigrants who come to try to work in the states with a working visa the more jobs there will be for Americans.

Data Collection

According to an article published by Immigration Impact, DHS has recently announced they are going to collect more date during biometrics appointments. Biometrics already collects data informing immigration about the person. But this new regulation may put many in a very vulnerable situation.

Asylum Interviews

Recently, Trump has implemented new regulations for asylum applicants on top of the fact that he has already made it extremely difficult for asylum seekers to get a chance to even apply for asylum. In a recent article published by, Immigration Impact, explains how Trump quickly trained border patrol agents to conduct “credible fear interviews”.

Lets keep in mind these interviews are crucial for those who are seeking asylum, given these are essential interviews and could potentially be the reason for their asylums to get granted.

Facing Racism

We always hear how much racism occurs at the border towards individual’s , however, we have never heard about the racism that officers face while working at the immigration centers. In a recent article publish by Immigration Impact, “A Black former U.S. diplomat recently shared her experience of months of racial profiling by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials while she was stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.