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DHS Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program
Posted on 17 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Aug. 17, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP), which will provide voluntary case management and other services to ensure that noncitizens... Read More

Tags: detention , DHS

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

Tags: Biden , H-1B , Trump , DHS , expert , yale-loehr

DHS, VA Announce Initiative to Support Noncitizen Service Members, Veterans, and Immediate Family Members
Posted on 3 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, June 2, 2021 "Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough announced a new initiative to support our Nation’s noncitizen service members, veterans, and the immediate... Read More

Tags: veterans , USCIS , DHS

Unleashing International Entrepreneurs to Help U.S. Economy Recover from Pandemic
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Berger, Steve Yale-Loehr, Doug Rand, Leon Rodriguez, Lindsay Milliken, Kelli Duehning, Megan Kludt, Jeff Goldman, and Michael Serotte, May 20, 2021 "In 2014, then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson issued a memo... Read More

Administration Ends Requirement That Information on Migrant Children, Sponsors Be Shared with ICE
Posted on 15 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Austin Landis, Spectrum News, Mar. 12, 2021 "On Friday, the Biden administration officially ended an information sharing agreement between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the agencies caring for unaccompanied children who cross the... Read More

Experts Advise Sec. Mayorkas on Discretion, Immigration Enforcement: Letter
Posted on 4 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Over 120 law professors and experts, Feb. 2, 2021 "On Day 1 of the Biden-Harris administration, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an Executive Order and a memorandum intending to restore the use of humane and... Read More

DHS Inks Immigration Agreements That Could Hamper Biden
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Jan. 15, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security has signed agreements with multiple jurisdictions, including the state of Arizona, that appear to be an unusual effort to hamstring the incoming Biden administration’s... Read More

Illegal Chad Attempts to Legalize His Actions, Again
Posted on 16 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shaun Courtney and Genevieve Douglas, Bloomberg Government, Jan. 14, 2021 "Chad Wolf may no longer be the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, but he is still serving as a DHS political appointee and using newly delegated authorities... Read More

Tags: wolf , DHS

DHS OIG: CBP Has Taken Steps to Limit Processing of Undocumented Aliens at Ports of Entry
Posted on 5 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Oct. 27, 2020 "In May 2018, DHS and CBP leaders anticipated an increase in undocumented aliens seeking entry at the southern border. In response, the leaders urged undocumented aliens seeking protection under U.S. asylum laws (“asylum... Read More

Tags: cbp , oig , DHS

DHS Appoints Luke Bellocchi Detention Ombudsman
Posted on 27 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 27, 2020 "Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf released the following statement on the announcement of Luke Bellocchi as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ombudsman for Immigration Detention. “Today, I am pleased... Read More

Expert: "Ridiculous" for ICE to Threaten DSOs (Law360)
Posted on 23 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alyssa Aquino, Law360, Oct. 21, 2020 (subscription) "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Wednesday that universities could face penalties for approving international students' work placements that violate training program requirements... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on the New H-1B Rules: Rush to Judgment
Posted on 15 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Oct. 13, 2020 Immigration Rush to Judgment – No Good Cause for New H-1B Rules in a Hurry " The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week affirmed the truth of the Upton Sinclair... Read More

DHS Run Amok: Senate Staff Report
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic Staff Report, Oct. 13, 2020 Michelle Hackman, José de Córdoba, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, 2020 "U.S. border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants intending to make... Read More

Whistleblower: DHS Suppressed Reports on Central America and Inflated Risk of Terrorist Border-Crossers
Posted on 16 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Susan Gzesh, Sept. 16, 2020 "Earlier this month, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Whistleblower Brian Murphy’s complaint received substantial news coverage for his revelations about pressures from the White House to repress or... Read More

Tags: wolf , DHS

Advocates Ask Court to Rule on Legality of DACA Memo
Posted on 15 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 11, 2020 "Civil rights organizations have filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from unlawfully implementing new limits on DACA, according to papers filed in federal court today... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF , wolf , DHS