Immigration Law

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DHS Inks Immigration Agreements That Could Hamper Biden
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Groups Demand Release of Infants from Immigration Jails
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

DHS to Review Privatized Immigration Detention: Statement by Sec. Jeh Johnson
Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

New DHS FOIA Documents Posted: Nov. 2, 2015
Posted on 2 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Records Related to Illegal Immigration Across the Southern Border of the U.S. Records Relating to Locations of Facilities for Unaccompanied Alien Children Read More

Tags: immigration , FOIA , DHS

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

Executive Action on Immigration: Links to All the Memos
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

DHS, White House Consider Administrative Relief, Including Bond Hearings
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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. ... 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

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

News Excerpt From the June 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 13 May 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Excerpts From the May 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More