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...
AIC, AILA, CLINIC Legal, Feb. 28, 2019
"We write to bring your attention to an alarming increase in the number of infants being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. As of today, there are at least nine infants under one year...
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Aug. 29, 2016 - "On August 18, the Department of Justice announced that the Bureau of Prisons will reduce and ultimately end its use of private prisons. On Friday, I directed our Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired...
Records Related to Illegal Immigration Across the Southern Border of the U.S.
Records Relating to Locations of Facilities for Unaccompanied Alien Children
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...
Links to all the memos released on Nov. 20-21, 2014 by DHS:
Executive Action: Strengthen Border Security
Executive Action: Revise Removal Priorities
Executive Action: End Secure Communities and Replace it with New Priority Enforcement...
"Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts expedite cases of incarcerated immigrants. ...
Class Certification Granted in Suit Over Legal Representation for Minors |
On June 24, 2016, a federal judge granted a request to certify a class of children in an ongoing suit against the Attorney General for failing to providing legal representation...
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...
2014 DV Program Opens
The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration...
Administration Issues Additional Guidance Following Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling
The State Department and Department of Homeland Security issued further guidance in August on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States...
DHS Expands Eligibility for Provisional Waivers |
On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a final rule expanding the class of noncitizens eligible to receive provisional unlawful...
USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions |
From May 26, 2015 until July 27, 2015, USCIS will suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions. During this period, petitioners will not be able to file Form...
USCIS Finishes Data Entry for Cap-Subject H-1B FY17 Applications |
USCIS announced on May 2 that it has finished data entry for cap-subject H-1B petitions. It will begin returning those not chosen in the lottery. Some petitions are being transferred...
EOIR Releases Information Regarding Mandatory Attorney Registration
On April 11, the Executive Office for Immigration Review released instructions and a series of frequently asked questions regarding its new mandatory electronic registry for attorneys...