Immigration Law

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Expert: Courts 'Will Probably' Block Flores Final Rule
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brian Naylor, NPR, Aug. 21, 2019 "The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the... Read More

HHS OIG on Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHS OIG, Jan. 2019 "What OIG Found  In the summer of 2017, prior to the formal announcement of the zero-tolerance policy, ORR staff and officials observed a steep increase in the number of children who had been separated from a parent or guardian... Read More

Flow of Border Immigrants Overwhelming Agencies
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The steep influx of children and families in particular has caused turmoil within the agency, prompting some Homeland Security officials to agitate internally for a shift. "We're not going to interdict our way out of this problem. More... Read More

Sec. Kelly Mulls Separating Refugee Moms, Kids to Deter Migration
Posted on 9 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solis, Melissa Repko, Dallas Morning News, Mar. 7, 2017 - "Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday in Dallas that his agency may separate Central American parents from their children after they cross the U.S. border in an attempt... Read More

Babies and Children Listed in DHS "Criminal Alien" Database
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 27, 2017 - "A database the Trump administration said would help victims of crimes track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children. The public database included... Read More

DHS: Deportation of Border Crossers a Priority 'Regardless of Age'
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss... Read More

UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN: Actions Needed to Ensure Children Receive Required Care in DHS Custody - GAO
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued policies and procedures to evaluate, or screen, unaccompanied alien children (UAC)—those under 18 years old with no lawful... Read More

Tags: care , uac , Children , DHS , GAO

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