Immigration Law

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DHS Notice Regulates Activity Along Southwest Border
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 238 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, has temporarily extended the applicability and enforcement of certain regulations governing conduct... Read More

Tags: security , caravan , DHS , border

MAVNI Security Clearance Victory in Seattle - Tiwari v. Mattis
Posted on 12 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tiwari v. Mattis, Apr. 11, 2018 - "THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction, docket no. 78 (the “Motion”). The Motion presents the following question: Should the Department of Defense ... Read More

Texas Border County, Feds in Feud Over Security Costs
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lauded last year as a model of cooperation and a means to boost Texas’ robust trade relationship with Mexico, a rail project here in the Rio Grande Valley has hit a snag over the relocation of an X-ray machine. And if Cameron County and U... Read More

Border Security and Migration: A Report from South Texas
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since 2011, WOLA staff have carried out research in six different zones of the U.S.-Mexican border, meeting with U.S. law enforcement officials, human rights and humanitarian groups, and journalists, as well as with Mexican officials and representatives... Read More

Overseas Forgers' fake IDs Can Fool Even the Experts
Posted on 10 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Overseas forgers from as far away as China are shipping fake driver's license and other IDs to the United States that can bypass even the newest electronic digital security systems, according to document security experts and the Secret Service... Read More

CRS on Border Security
Posted on 2 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Drawing on multiple data sources, the report suggests conclusions about the state of border security. Robust investments at the border were not associated with reduced illegal inflows during the 1980s and 1990s, but a range of evidence suggests... Read More

Security Theater: Khan Khan't Fly (Feel Safer Now?)
Posted on 13 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Shah Rukh Khan, India’s Tom Cruise, got detained at an American airport. Again. Mr. Khan was held back by immigration officials for more than two hours without explanation at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, after... Read More

Tags: kahn , security

Expert: Objective Border Security Criteria Needed
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Cornell University Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration law expert, said one possible compromise between the two sides would be an enforcement mechanism based on objective criteria, like a certain number of Border Patrol agents... Read More

US Army Bars Dual US Citizens from Most Jobs
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Earlier this year, the US Army issued a revised personnel regulation in which the Army announced that dual citizens of the United States and another country are not permitted to enlist in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard into jobs... Read More

Texas Border County, Feds in Feud Over Security Costs
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lauded last year as a model of cooperation and a means to boost Texas’ robust trade relationship with Mexico, a rail project here in the Rio Grande Valley has hit a snag over the relocation of an X-ray machine. And if Cameron County and U... Read More

Security Checks Make Immigration to USA Difficult - LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen Yale-Loehr
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Legal experts say that corrupt officials have chosen the United States and Canada as their escape haven because the quality of life is simply better. On Wednesday, Beijing’s anti-graft watchdog released a detailed list of 100 fugitives... Read More

"Paranoid" Pentagon Has "Destroyed" MAVNI Program
Posted on 18 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Horton, Stars & Stripes, May 18, 2017 - "Earlier this spring, Dr. Kusuma Nio was anticipating two things in May. The trauma surgeon hoped to deploy with his Army Reserve unit to Afghanistan, where his expertise in treating catastrophic injuries... Read More

Border Surge Proposal Has Many Skeptics
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Senate appears ready to approve immigration legislation next week providing a $30-billion boost in security along the U.S.-Mexico border, doubling the number of Border Patrol agents, but some experts and border residents like Joyal are skeptical... Read More

Tags: security , border

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship to Enhance Security and Combat Fraud - Fact Sheet
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch... Read More

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features... Read More