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Advance Copy of Uniting for Ukraine Parole Process FR Notice
Posted on 25 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/27/2022 "This notice announces the implementation of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) parole process called Uniting for Ukraine. Pursuant to this process, DHS... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , parole , DHS

DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced [ here and here ] that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

UPDATED: CA6 Stays Lower Court's Injunction Against Enforcement Memo (Ariz. v. Biden)
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden (Apr. 12, 2022) "Last fall, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum to his deputies outlining the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities and policies. Arizona, Montana, and Ohio filed this lawsuit... Read More

Court Blocks DHS Enforcement Memo: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "It is hereby ORDERED that: 1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(a), Defendants United States Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, all their... Read More

Mayorkas Issues NIE for Ukraine (Feb. 15, 2022)
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 15, 2022 "...I hereby determine that it is in the national interest to permit the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful pem1anent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February... Read More

Family Reunification Task Force: Extension of Comment Period
Posted on 27 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 245 / Monday, December 27, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on behalf of the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force), is extending the deadline for the submission of public... Read More

Court-Ordered Reimplementation of MPP Policy Guidance (DHS, Dec. 2, 2021)
Posted on 2 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 2, 2021 "As required by a federal court order, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working in good faith to re-implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. On December 2, 2021, in coordination with the Departments... Read More

CBP Ends "Metering" at Border
Posted on 6 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Nov. 1, 2021 - Guidance for Management and Processing of Undocumented Noncitizens at Southwest Border Land Ports of Entry "This memorandum provides updated guidance for the management and processing of noncitizens who, without proper documents... Read More

Tags: cbp , metering , DHS , asylum

DHS Issues New "Protected Area" Immigration Enforcement Guidelines
Posted on 28 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 27, 2021 - Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas "This memorandum provides guidance for ICE and CBP enforcement actions in or near areas that require special protection. It is effective immediately. This memorandum... Read More

DHS Ceases Mass Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations
Posted on 12 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 12, 2021 "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious aspect of our country's unauthorized employment challenge: exploitative... Read More

Jonathan Meyer Returns to DHS as GenCou (Law360)
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Wilson, Law360, Oct. 4, 2021 "The U.S. Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP partner Jonathan Meyer as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's top legal officer, returning him to the agency... Read More

Tags: DHS

New Mayorkas Prosecutorial Discretion Memo (Sept. 30, 2021; eff. Nov. 29, 2021)
Posted on 30 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept. 30, 2021 "This memorandum provides guidance for the apprehension and removal of noncitizens. ... We will prioritize for apprehension and removal noncitizens who are a threat to our national security, public safety, and border security... Read More

Court Strikes Down Trump H-1B Lottery Rule; Wolf Not Lawfully Appointed
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chamber of Commerce v. DHS, Sept. 15, 2021 "DHS confirmed at the hearing that Secretary Mayorkas has not ratified the Final Rule. Because Mr. Wolf was not lawfully appointed as Acting Secretary at the time the Final Rule was approved, the Court... Read More

Tags: mayorkas , wolf , H-1B , Trump , DHS

CBP Extends US/Canada/Mexico Travel Restrictions Through Aug. 21, 2021
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , cbp , COVID-19 , DHS , border