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Homeland Security Report on 'Customs and Border Protection’s Handling of Unaccompanied Children'

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, has issued an important new report, Customs and Border Protection’s Handling of Unaccompanied Children . The CBP is required to comply with the Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement , which sets forth the policy for the treatment...

Sept. 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: AAO Solicits Amicus Briefs

On August 18 th , the Administrative Appeals Office posted a Request for Amicus Curiae Briefs addressing the following: In 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reviewed an AAO decision that dismissed the appeal of an extraordinary ability petition. Kazarian v. USCIS , 596 F.3d 1115...

Excerpts From the July 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced

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 authorization and who meet certain criteria...

Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

CBP Discontinues Stamping I-20s and DS-2019s at POEs As of August 10, Customs and Border Protection no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars traveling with F, M, or J visas and seeking admission to the United States...

Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection with a request to extend a TN nonimmigrant's stay...

Customs and Border Protection Search Did Not Violate 4th Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules

PASADENA, Calif. - (Mealey's) The search of a man's laptop computer by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that occurred 170 miles from the border did not constitute an "extended border search" and did not violate his rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...