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GAO on Immigration Detention: Oversight of Facility Costs and Standards

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses two different methods to collect and assess data on detention costs; however, these methods do not provide ICE with complete data for managing detention costs across facilities...

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of the dataset of all removals effectuated by U.S....

For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Corporations Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families

"In this joint report by Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies , we review the history of charges of sexual abuse and neglect of children, indifference to medical needs, inadequate and unsanitary food, and brutal treatment by staff, levied in lawsuits, government investigations, and allegations...

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS; Examines Criminality, Origin, Gender & More of Deportees Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans and Central Americans The report also finds that...

'You Don't Have Rights Here' - Central Americans Being Returned to Danger: HRW Report

The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You Don’t Have Rights Here’: US Border Screening and Returns...

Labor Trafficking in America Today: Report

"Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University. About half of these workers pay "recruitment"...

Report: There Is No Border Crisis

"Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University ’s Baker Institute for Public Policy . “Illegal” Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Is it...

Report: Locking Up Family Values, Again

"Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), leading experts on the intersection of families and immigration, have collaborated to show the harm family detention causes and outline sensible alternatives. The findings in Locking Up Family Values...

DOS OIG Visa Services Inspection Report

"Key Findings - - The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Visa Services Directorate is accomplishing its complex, challenging, and critical mission. It has demonstrated that it can successfully realize the President’s goal of facilitating travel to the United States while maintaining border...

DOJ OIG Report: Nepotism at EOIR

"Federal investigators found rampant nepotism in recent years within the agency that oversees U.S. immigration courts, including three top officials who used their positions to help relatives land paid internships. In a report this week , Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said...

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a summary removal procedure that can take mere minutes...

New Study Finds Immigration Officers Ordering Unlawful Deportations

Melissa del Bosque interviews Sarah Mehta: "More than two million people have been deported since President Obama took office in 2008. Among this massive number of deportations, an increasing number of people with valid legal claims to remain in the U.S. — even U.S. citizens — are...

Shakedown: Dispossession Through Deportation

"The failure of authorities to return money and personal belongings to individuals removed from the United States — dispossession through deportation — is a dangerous deportation practice, among the most prevalent and least known. Of the 400,000 people deported from the US in FY 2013...

CRS on Border Security

"Drawing on multiple data sources, the report suggests conclusions about the state of border security. Robust investments at the border were not associated with reduced illegal inflows during the 1980s and 1990s, but a range of evidence suggests a substantial drop in illegal inflows in 2007-2011...

DHS Inspector General: CBP Drone Program 'Does Not Achieve Intended Results'

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations - Although CBP’s Unmanned Aircraft System program contributes to border security, after 8 years, CBP cannot prove that the program is effective...

Report: CBP Border Drones Cost $12,255 Per Hour

"Customs and Border Protection pays about $12,255 per hour to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border with Predator drones, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General, but the federal agency still doesn't have any evidence they actually make the border...

Ending Artesia - Stephen Manning

This report , about a moral, ethical, humanitarian and legal crisis, is essential reading for every lawyer, and every journalist, in America. Pass it on. Ending Artesia by Stephen Manning

SEVP releases 2015 international student data, launches interactive mapping tool

" "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Wednesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The report...

DHS Struggles Under FOIA Backlog

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is struggling to keep up with a record-breaking number of open-records requests under the Freedom of Information Act in 2014, a vast majority of which dealt with immigration-related records, according to [an April 8, 2015] report . The DHS said it received...

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great majority, nearly 4.5 million, are native-born Americans;...

Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to Transform the US Immigrant Detention System

" Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to Transform the US Immigrant Detention System addresses one of the most troubled features of the US immigration system and highlights the need for fundamental changes to it. The report comes six years since the inception of the Obama administration’s detention...

LGBT Immigrants See High Detainment Rates, Report Finds: Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 15, 2015 - " U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained gay and transgender immigrants nearly 70 percent of the time when the agency’s internal assessment tool allowed for their release, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Center...

DHS OIG Report on Streamline

DHS OIG, May 15, 2015 - Streamline: Measuring Its Effects on Illegal Border Crossing

Make Sure You're Covered - Report All Claims And Potential Claims

By Ashley Moss Professional liability insurance carriers require their insureds to report claims timely as a condition to coverage. This is especially important at the time for renewal of insurance coverage, when the carrier will ask about knowledge of any claims or potential claims. Professionals...

USCIS Processing and Executive Action: NFAP

"Analysis and an examination of government documents finds if court action eventually allows President Obama’s executive action to proceed, then it is likely to result in delays for individuals and employers with legal immigrant or temporary visa applications, according to a new report released...