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Julie Myers Wood: Flawed Analysis Blocks Parts of 2010 Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070

By Julie Myers Wood, President Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, analyzes the U.S. District Court decision ( 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 ) enjoining parts of the controversial new Arizona immigration...

Missouri Democrat Keeps TV Ad Despite Fox News Lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (AP) Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan is forging ahead with a television ad in her U.S. Senate campaign despite being sued by the Fox News Network for copyright infringement, her campaign said Thursday. Spokesman Linden Zakula defended the ad, saying the campaign believes it complies...

Panel Hints At Tossing Part of Arizona Immigration Law

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Arizona's immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state's governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she's seeking her first full term. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Impact of DHS Private Sector Accreditation Program on Roles and Responsibilities

by Brian Finch Businesses and other entities wanting to improve preparedness, protect business continuity, or limit potential liability should be aware of the PS-Prep program. DHS is moving to designate standards that are officially voluntary but may well become the measures of due care, as Brian...

Ex-Minnesota Governor Sues Over Body Scans, Pat-Downs

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Ventura is asking...

Former Acting General Counsel Of Homeland Security Rejoins Goodwin Procter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Goodwin Procter LLP , a national Am Law 50 law firm, has announced that Gus P. Coldebella has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Coldebella will practice in the firm's Litigation Department and will specialize in complex litigation, securities litigation...

Supporter Of Suspected Leaker Suing U.S. Government

BOSTON - (AP) An outspoken advocate for an Army private accused of funneling classified documents to Wikileaks filed suit Friday, claiming federal agents illegally seized confidential information from him at a Chicago airport. David House, a founding member of The Bradley Manning Support Network, had...

June 15, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Centralizes Form I-130 Filings

USCIS announced that effective August 15, 2011, petitioners living in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. Previous regulations permitted these petitioners, who comprise about five percent of all I-130...

July 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin -- National Initiative to Combat Immigration-Services Scams

The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are leading a nationwide, multi-agency initiative to combat immigration services scams. The initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law that occurs when legal advice or...

U.S.: Cyber Attacks On Utilities, Industries Rise

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - (AP) U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government's first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation's...

U.S.: Cyber Attacks On Utilities, Industries Rise

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - (AP) U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government's first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation's...

ICE Director Morton Announces Record Increase in Worksite Enforcement Activity

Yesterday before testifying before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, John Morton-Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-announced record numbers of worksite enforcement investigations, criminal prosecutions, and administrative-fine...

Excerpts From the July 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced

Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced On June 15, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made important statements on immigration-enforcement policy toward young people who are in the United States without authorization and who meet certain criteria...

Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Begins In mid-June, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children and who meet certain key guidelines might be eligible, on a case-by-case basis, to receive deferred action (17 Bender's...

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...

Excerpts From the July 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Begins Implementing Decision on DOMA On Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS would immediately begin to implement the Supreme Court decision invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement, Napolitano said that the provision...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

Hard-Hitting Negative ICE Memo Slams EB-5 Leaked, Recommends Draconian Changes to EB-5 Program

As the EB-5 program continues to flourish and develop, with around 4 billion dollars being invested into US projects, changing the very infrastructure of certain areas (for example Brooklyn, New York) as well as creating much needed jobs, yet again the program is attacked, this time by the Homeland Security...

News Excerpts From the July 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Seeks More Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Nationals | The Obama administration is urging Congress to expand the number of special immigrant visas available to Afghan nationals who assisted the U.S. government and to do so before the end of the summer. Under the Afghan Allies Protection...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Executive Action Coverage | On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions that will help secure the border, prioritize deporting felons over families, and allow certain undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation if they pass...