Immigration Law

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DHS OIG releases 287(g) report
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this review, we determined that ICE needs to continue efforts to implement our prior recommendations. In addition, we identified challenges that may reduce the effectiveness of a review process intended as a resource for ensuring compliance with... Read More

Tags: report , 287(g) , oig , DHS

DHS OIG Censors Recommendations to Curb Use of Deadly Force by CBP
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It’s one of the U.S. Border Patrol’s most controversial practices: shooting at migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at agents. Many law enforcement experts say the best option is to take cover or move... Read More

Tags: report , cbp , deadly force , oig , DHS

Inspector General Finds USCIS Did Not Deliberately Violate Court Injunction
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, Department of Homeland Security, Aug. 13, 2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (DHS OIG) found no evidence that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) deliberately violated a U.S... Read More

Tags: daca , ead , report , injunction , oig , USCIS , DHS

DHS OIG Report: ICE's Worksite Enforcement Administrative Inspection Process
Posted on 26 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Generally, ICE’s worksite enforcement administrative inspection process met the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. However, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations directorate has not adequately monitored... Read More

Tags: inspections , report , oig , I-9 , DHS , ICE

The "Grassley Report" - From Troubling to Ludicrous
Posted on 10 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NOTE: Everyone, from practitioners to journalists to USCIS examiners, should read and heed Eleanor Pelta's wise words. Senator Grassley: The Puppetmaster? 01/09/2012, 6:49 pm "Written by: Eleanor Pelta Over the past few days the... Read More

Tags: pelta , Grassley , report , Fraud , oig , DHS

DHS OIG Finds USCIS Continues to Struggle to Ensure Proper Green Card Issuance
Posted on 21 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Nov. 21, 2016 - "A new Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) report concludes that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to struggle to ensure proper Green Card issuance. The audit was... Read More

Tags: report , oig , DHS , Green Card

EB-5 Audit Report: DHS OIG Gives USCIS Low Marks
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Our audit objective was to determine whether the USCIS’ Employment-Based Fifth Preference regional center program is administered and managed effectively. Several conditions prevent USCIS from administering and managing the Employment-Based... Read More

Tags: eb-5 , report , audit , oig , USCIS , DHS

DHS OIG: USCIS Automation Remains Ineffective
Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Mar. 15, 2016 - "A new Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) report concludes that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) ongoing efforts to automate benefits processing remain ineffective... Read More

Tags: report , oig , USCIS , automation , DHS

DHS OIG Examines Conditions at Detention Centers for Alien Children
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today issued the first of a series of reports on conditions at detention centers being used to temporarily house unaccompanied alien children. The report is based on 87... Read More