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Napolitano: Prioritizing finite resources makes sense

"It makes sense to prioritize our finite resources on removing a Mexican citizen who is wanted for murder in his home country ahead of a Mexican national who is the sole provider for his American citizen spouse; It makes sense to remove a Costa Rican man convicted of sexual assault against...

Napolitano calls for immigration 'reality check'

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have called for a “reality check” of the country’s debate over immigration enforcement. Napolitano, speaking at American University on Wednesday, defended the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement policies as being...

Napolitano: DHS to begin sorting Morton Memo cases...when?

"The former Immigration and Naturalization Service under DOJ, and later ICE under DHS, have always used discretion on a case-by-case basis where appropriate and responsible to do so, and where it enhances our ability to meet our priorities. In keeping with this practice, DHS and DOJ have...

ICE drops immigration charges, releases Alabama woman after Gutierrez meeting with Napolitano

"Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman told Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about her case. The woman, a 19-year-old named Martha, was stopped on Dec. 3 for driving without lights...

Napolitano touts border crackdown, urges support for Dream Act

"Calling the nation’s immigration laws “sorely outdated and in need of revision,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pressed Monday for passage of the DREAM Act, saying it is the most-urgently needed change to immigration policy." - Cronkite News, Jan. 30,...

Napolitano: Deferred Action for DREAMers

Text of June 15, 2012 DHS Press Release , with link to implementing memo : "Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children , do not present a risk to national security...

Senator's Call to Napolitano Saves Immigrant

"Gray has been trying to get her own visa for nine years, but she still doesn't have one because of the backlogged immigration system. She can now stay another two years. Gray's cause got the attention of a home state senator, Claire McCaskill, whose office says she personally called Homeland...

ICE Agents Sue Napolitano Over DACA

Crane, et al., v. Napolitano, et al ., No. 3:12-cv-03247-O, N.D. TX, Dallas Div., Judge O'Connor, filed Aug. 23, 2012.

DHS: Same-Sex Partners are 'Family' for Prosecutorial Discretion

"In an effort to make clear the definition of the phrase "family relationships," I have directed ICE to disseminate written guidance to the field that the interpretation of the phrase "family relationships" includes long-term, same-sex partners. As with every other factor identified...

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Mandatory Detention: Gayle v. Napolitano

"This is a class action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief or, in the alternative, a class action habeas, brought on behalf of individuals unlawfully subject to mandatory immigration detention in New Jersey under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c). Plaintiffs bring suit to challenge the standard...

Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Issues Final Rule on Unlawful-Presence Waivers On January 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano announced the posting of an eagerly anticipated rule for a process that may allow would-be immigrants with accrued unlawful presence to spend less time apart from their relatives in the United...

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement: Tsamcho v. Napolitano

USCIS, Jan. 18, 2013 : "A proposed settlement of a federal class action lawsuit may affect your rights. In May 2010, a class action lawsuit, Tsamcho v. Napolitano, No. 10 CV 2029 (E.D.N.Y), was filed in federal court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

CA4 on INA Sec. 360: Patel v. Napolitano

"Kamal Patel, a permanent resident alien and federal inmate, appeals the dismissal of his action under 8 U.S.C. § 1503(a) for a judgment declaring him a United States national. Patel alleges that he is a United States national because he applied for citizenship, registered for the Selective...

ICE Anti-DACA Lawsuit Moves Forward: Crane v. Napolitano

On Jan. 24, 2013, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor (N.D. Tx.) issued an Order in the Crane v. Napolitano lawsuit filed by ICE agents and the State of Mississippi challenging DACA. The Order grants in part and denies in part the Government's Motion to Dismiss, thus permitting the case to move...

DOMA Ruling Opens Doors for Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses

"A Hollywood genius might have been hard-pressed to produce a more perfect ending to Melanie Servetas' story. Servetas was marrying the love of her life Wednesday morning near a picturesque Rio de Janeiro beach. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court was striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage...

Napolitano Resigns as DHS Secretary

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday she is resigning to take a job running the University of California education system." - USA Today, July 12, 2013 .