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DHS Orders More CBP Agents to Southern Border, Expands MPP
Posted on 1 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, April 1, 2019 "Today, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen issued a memorandum to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outlining new steps the agency must take to combat the growing security and... Read More

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...
Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maybe DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson missed this episode of Sesame Street. His November 20, 2014 memo to ICE, CBP and USCIS specifies three tiered priorities for the "Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." At the top, Priority... Read More

DHS OIG To Periodically Inspect CBP and ICE Detention Facilities...Unannounced
Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Mar. 15, 2016 - "Today, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) announced a program of ongoing unannounced inspections of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE... Read More

Tags: inspections , detention , cbp , oig , DHS , ICE

DHS Inspector General: CBP Drone Program 'Does Not Achieve Intended Results'
Posted on 7 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations - Although CBP’s Unmanned Aircraft System program contributes to border security, after 8 years... Read More

Tags: report , cbp , oig , unmanned , drones , DHS

News Excerpts From The Aug. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Report Highlights Lack of Oversight, Vulnerability to Corruption at CBP | On June 29, 2015, a subcommittee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council released a report concluding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection lacks sufficient internal oversight... Read More

Excerpts From the July 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced On June 15, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made important statements on immigration-enforcement policy toward young people who are in the United States without... Read More

CBP May Have Violated Court Orders While Enforcing Travel Ban
Posted on 21 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Jan. 19, 2018 - "Customs and Border Protection agents were "caught by surprise" by President Trump's original travel ban against majority-Muslim nations and may have violated two separate court orders while implementing... Read More

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the... Read More

DHS OIG Cites CBP for Misuse of Summons Power
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Nov. 16, 2017 - "A new management alert from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Reviews Group (SRG) determined that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) lacked clear guidance on the use... Read More

Tags: cbp , Twitter , summons , oig , DHS

News Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ICE Issues Directive Limiting Detention of Parents On August 23, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive intended to limit the detention of parents and other guardians of minor children during removal proceedings and to allow... Read More

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

DHS on Immigration Enforcement During Tropical Storm Karen
Posted on 5 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To the extent that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Karen (Karen) impacts law enforcement operations and/or the storm triggers the need for an officially ordered evacuation or an emergency government response, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP... Read More

Canadians Denied Entry to U.S. Due to Depression; DHS Snoops on Canadian Mental Health Records
Posted on 30 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Two disturbing stories from the Canadian press: Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry Canadian woman refused U.S. entry because of depression "A document completed by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer says that at a... Read More

Will Jeh Johnson Out-Perry Rick Perry?
Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Governor Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border. Now, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wants to merge CBP and ICE efforts along the border into a 'Southern Command' military-like structure. Read More

Tags: southcom , Johnson , cbp , DHS , ICE , border