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DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

DHS OIG Faults ICE Detention Facility Inspections
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, June 26, 2018 - "ICE uses two inspection types to examine detention conditions in more than 200 detention facilities. ICE contracts with a private company and also relies on its Office of Detention Oversight for inspections. ICE also uses... Read More

'Child Kidnapping, Plain and Simple...Utter Depravity' - Strong Words for DHS in Resignation Letters
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 18, 2018 - Four members of the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, Richard J. Danzig, Elizabeth Holtzman, David A. Martin and Matthew G. Olsen, tendered their joint resignation letter to Sec. Nielsen on July 16, 2018. David Martin and Elizabeth... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase: Matter of A-B- Being Misapplied by EOIR, DHS
Posted on 14 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, July 13, 2018 - "One month after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued his cruel, misguided decision in Matter of A-B- , we are seeing the first signs of how the decision is being implemented by the BIA, USCIS, and ICE. ... Read More

DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

DHS OIG: Did Not Follow Federal Procurement Guidelines When Contracting for Detention Services
Posted on 27 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Feb. 21, 2018 - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for the detention of removable aliens. ICE commonly uses a type of agreement called an IGSA to reserve space at detention facilities owned or operated by state... Read More

Tags: eloy , procurement , detention , oig , DHS , ICE

Buy American, Hire American...Except When It Comes To Border Security
Posted on 20 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lianna Brinded, Apr. 16, 2018, Quartz - "A London-based cyber-security firm with just 20 employees became the first overseas company to win a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security to help tackle border security. iProov will roll out... Read More

Excerpts from the Oct. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 Diversity Visas and More
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 Diversity Visas Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4... Read More

DHS Makes Extreme Vetting Even More Extreme for Refugees
Posted on 30 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 29, 2018 - "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced additional security enhancements and recommendations to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. These new measures are part of the administration’s... Read More

Tags: refugees , vetting , DHS , usrap

Court Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule: NVCA v. Duke
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NVCA, Dec. 1, 2017 - "Foreign entrepreneurs who want to build innovative companies in the U.S. received good news today when United States District Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of... Read More

News Excerpts From the March 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Designates Chile for Visa Waiver Program On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced the entry of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals will be able to visit the United States for up... Read More

Kirstjen M. Nielsen Sworn-in as New DHS Secretary
Posted on 6 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 6, 2017 - "Today, Ms. Kirstjen M. Nielsen was sworn-in as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Nielsen was joined by White House and Department officials during a brief swearing-in at the White House." Read More

Tags: nielsen , DHS

DHS to Axe TPS for Haiti
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Nov. 20, 2017 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before... Read More

TPS for Nepal Will Terminate June 24, 2019 - DHS
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 26, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal was required pursuant to the statute. To allow for an orderly transition, she... Read More