Immigration Law

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Is DHS Sec. Kelly Drinking the Bannon/Breitbard Kool-Aid on H-2Bs?
Posted on 16 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Section 543 of the FY 2017 spending bill, signed into law on May 5, 2017, authorizes DHS to add more H-2B visas to the quota. On May 12, 2017, a bipartisan, bicameral group of 87 Members of Congress urged Kelly to do so, and quickly, with this letter... Read More

Tags: kelly , DHS , H-2B

Will DHS Policy Deepen Rift With Mexico?
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melvin Félix, Univision, Mar. 9, 2017 - "The Trump administration intends to press forward with its plan to send immigrants of any nationality back to Mexico after they're caught illegally crossing the southern U.S. border, a spokesman... Read More

DHS Launches VOICE
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 26, 2017 - "Today, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced the official launch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE). The VOICE office will assist victims... Read More

Tags: crime , voice , kelly , DHS

ABA to DHS: Revise Border Search Rules of Electronic Devices to Protect Client Confidentiality
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Bar Association, May 5, 2017 - Re: Preservation of Attorney-Client Privilege and Client Confidentiality for U.S. Lawyers and Their Clients During Border Searches of Electronic Devices "On behalf of the American Bar Association (“ABA”... 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

DHS Chief Kelly: No Mass Deportations
Posted on 23 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Politico, Feb. 23, 2017 - "Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised Mexican officials Thursday that there will be “no mass deportations” under the Trump administration, as Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson... Read More

USCIS Recommendation to Terminate TPS for Haiti (Apr. 10, 2017)
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a memo dated Apr. 10, 2017 , USCIS Acting Director James W. McCament recommended to DHS Secretary Kelly that Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") for certain Haitians be terminated, effective Jan. 22, 2018: "...USCIS has concluded that... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , kelly , USCIS , DHS , memo , mccament

DHS Immigration Memos Ratchet Up Border, Interior Enforcement (Feb. 20, 2017; Fact Sheets; Q&As)
Posted on 19 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Two memos, both dated Feb. 20, 2017 and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly, authorize CBP, ICE and USCIS to significantly increase interior and border enforcement efforts: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement... Read More