Tag Archives: DHS

DHS Announcement for Tropical Storm Karen

Because of the government shut-down, DHS is unable to push this message out through its regular channels, and is asking the help of the private immigration bar in publicizing the announcement.

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Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions NOW!

Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions, following last week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).

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Early Analysis of New Deferred Action Policy

We await further guidance from the Administration regarding the New Deferred Action Policy for DREAMers announced on June 15.  One thing is clear:  this is both a defensive and an affirmative policy. 

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Executive Order Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals

 

President Obama today issued an Executive Order to improve visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion in order to create jobs and spur economic growth in the United States. 

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Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Kicked out of access to the Secure Communities program

 

DHS as of December 15, 2011 has terminated Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (“MCSO”’s) 287(g) jail model agreement and is restricting the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office access to the Secure Communities program.

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Prosecutorial Discretion: Why the Need for a Training Program?

 

One might ask the question, why do we need a training program when the Director of Ice himself came out with clear guidelines on Prosecutorial Discretion in June?  The answer to this question really goes to the culture at ICE.

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Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security 2001-2008

 

This compilation tells the story of the creation and the organizational history of the first five years of the Department of Homeland Security through its founding documents. These documents include legislation, executive orders, commission reports and recommendations, reorganization plans, presidential directives, speeches, and organization charts.

Click here for the full document:  DHS HISTORY

Transcript of Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks on Smart Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

 

Here is the full transcript of United States Secretary of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Remarks on Smart Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement on October 5, 2011, at American University:

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DHS REVIEW OF LOW PRIORITY CASES FOR PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released a Practice Advisory on the new DHS Prosecutorial Discretion policy.  Here is my summary of that Practice Advisory

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