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DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns
Posted on 8 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYT, Apr. 7, 2019 "Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, resigned on Sunday after meeting with President Trump, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had made her the target of the president’s... Read More

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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

DHS Decision on South Sudan 'Morally Reprehensible'
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Mar. 8, 2019 "The administration’s decision not to redesignate Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan, allowing more people to be covered by it is “morally reprehensible,” said Anna Gallagher... Read More

Small Businesses Ask DHS to Release More H-2B Visas
Posted on 22 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a 40-page letter dated Feb. 22, 2019 and endorsed by hundreds of employers and organizations, the H-2B Workforce Coalition urged DHS Sec. Nielsen and DOL Sec. Acosta to immediately release the full number of additional H-2B visas authorized by the... Read More

DHS Announces New 'Catch and Return' Border Policy (Dec. 20, 2018)
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 20, 2018 - "Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. Effective immediately, the United States will begin the process of invoking... Read More

USCIS Federal Register TPS Notice: Compliance with Ramos v. Nielsen (Oct. 31, 2018)
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for the... Read More

New Legal Filing Links High-level Trump Officials to Asylum “Turnback Policy” - Al Otro Lado, Inc. v. Nielsen
Posted on 17 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Oct. 16, 2018 - "In a new court filing, asylum seekers and an immigrant rights group are challenging the Trump administration’s policy and practice of turning back asylum seekers at ports of entry along the U.S... Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

Babies Behind Bars: Child Abuse Now Government Policy Under Trump, Sessions, Nielsen
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Turnham, ABC News, June 18, 2018 - "There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen... Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

'Child Kidnapping, Plain and Simple...Utter Depravity' - Strong Words for DHS in Resignation Letters
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 18, 2018 - Four members of the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, Richard J. Danzig, Elizabeth Holtzman, David A. Martin and Matthew G. Olsen, tendered their joint resignation letter to Sec. Nielsen on July 16, 2018. David Martin and Elizabeth... Read More

DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

Nielsen Thumbs Nose at Mattis over Deportation of Veterans
Posted on 4 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Horton, Washington Post, Apr. 4, 2018 - "Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to have ignored a directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to prevent the deportation of noncitizen troops and veterans, seeking to remove a Chinese immigrant... Read More

Kirstjen M. Nielsen Sworn-in as New DHS Secretary
Posted on 6 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 6, 2017 - "Today, Ms. Kirstjen M. Nielsen was sworn-in as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Nielsen was joined by White House and Department officials during a brief swearing-in at the White House." Read More

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