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SEVP Policy Guidance S13.1: Conditional Admission

ICE, July 13, 2016 - "This guidance interprets the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status,” issuance regulation for prospective F-1 and M-1 students (8 CFR 214.3(k)) to guide SEVP adjudicators."

ICE Memo: Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees (Aug. 15, 2016)

ICE Memo: Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees (Aug. 15, 2016) - "...This memorandum sets forth procedures to ensure that pregnant individuals detained in ICE custody are identified, monitored, and housed in the most appropriate facility to manage their care. The memorandum outlines...

ICE Releases Quarterly International Student Data

ICE, Aug. 30, 2016 - " F, M students up 5.5 percent compared to July 2015; Number of certified schools down 2.4 percent — There are 1.11 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers...

ICE Director Sarah Saldaña - Private Detention Contracts Essential (Law360)

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Sept. 22, 2016 - "The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that halting the agency’s use of private detention centers would basically turn its system “upside down,” with her remarks coming not long after it was revealed that ICE’s...

ICE Detainers Unlawful: Jimenez Moreno v. Napolitano

NIJC, Oct. 3, 2016 - " Court to Rescind Class Members’ Detainers, Nullifying Centerpiece of ICE’s Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) - The federal district court of the Northern District of Illinois has invalidated the federal government’s practice of issuing detainers against...

Report of the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers

ICE, Sept. 30, 2016 - "The detention of migrant children and families by the U.S. government has been controversial since its inception. Child and family detention has been the subject of a number of federal lawsuits – most notably, the Flores litigation (currently captioned Flores v. Lynch...

ICE Memo: Guidance on Civil Inspections of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) During Labor Disputes

Matt Ginsburg writes: "I attach ICE's " Guidance on Civil Inspections of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) During Labor Disputes ," which the AFL-CIO just obtained from ICE through a FOIA request that we filed earlier this year. This Guidance replaces Operating...

SEVP Policy Guidance (Oct. 28, 2016)

ICE, Oct. 28, 2016 - "This guidance interprets the evidentiary requirements for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification of schools that do not meet one of the three requirements in 8 CFR 214.3(b) and (c) to guide SEVP adjudicators."

ICE Seeks to Increase Family Immigration Detention Bed Space

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 2, 2016 - "Months before the Obama presidency ends, opponents of family detention are concerned his administration is expanding the controversial policy centered on two immigration holding facilities south of San Antonio. After initially signaling...

SEVP Policy Guidance S7.2: Pathway Programs for Reasons of English Proficiency

ICE, Oct. 28, 2016 - "This guidance provides information for Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) adjudicators regarding pathway programs for F-1 postsecondary students who fail to meet the English proficiency requirements for admission into a certified degree program of study, or need to...

Caution Light for Private Immigration Jails: DHS Advisory Council Report

HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL, Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities, December 1, 2016 Elise Foley, Roque Planas, Dec. 1, 2016 - "Private prison companies received a blessing on Thursday from a Department of Homeland Security panel tasked with determining...

ICE Publishes Quarterly International Student Data

ICE, Dec. 8, 2016 - "There are 1.23 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying at 8,697 schools in the United States according to the latest " SEVIS by the Numbers ." This quarterly report on international student trends is prepared by the Student...

Q&A from AILA/USCIS/ICE Liaison Meeting, Nov. 10, 2016

USCIS, Nov. 10, 2016 - "On November 10, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Document Liaison Committee met with USCIS’s Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations to respond to questions, provide updates and address follow up items...

More Than 16,000 International Students Affected by Dept. of Education Action

DHS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This decision affects more than 16,000 international students in the United States attending...

Deported with No Possessions: The Mishandling of Migrants’ Personal Belongings by CBP and ICE

Walter Ewing, Ph.D. and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., December 21, 2016 - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a serious and longstanding problem with handling the personal belongings of detained migrants in their custody. Too often, some or all...

ICE Continues to Detain and Deport American Citizens

Eyder Peralta, NPR, Dec. 22, 2016 - "It's illegal for U.S. immigration authorities to hold Americans in detention. However, an NPR analysis of data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request shows that hundreds of American citizens each year find themselves in a situation similar...

CIVIC Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Frequent Denial of Visits at Cal. Immigration Jail Since Election

CIVIC, Jan. 18, 2017 - "Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties within the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the people who are currently or were previously detained at the...

Former ICE Chief Says Trump's Immigration Policies Will Hit More People, Harder

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Feb. 12, 2017 - "The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a sweeping executive order signed by President Donald Trump that allows any unauthorized immigrant to be deported for even being suspected of a minor crime will impact many more people...

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks down the numbers on ICE apprehensions in recent...

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive Order on interior enforcement signed by the President...

DACAmented Youth in Seattle Arrested by ICE, Files Habeas Petition (Updated Feb. 15, 2017)

Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017 - "U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President...

Denver Woman Denied Stay by ICE, Takes Sanctuary in Church

Erica Melzer, Denverite, Feb. 15, 2017 - "Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant who has been living in the Denver area for nearly two decades, was denied her stay from deportation from the United States Wednesday morning because she did not attend her scheduled check-in with immigration...

Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Government Doctored Legal Document to Try and Prove False Gang Affiliation

Sydney Brownstone, Feb. 16, 2017 - "Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized, 23-year-old DACA recipient who was scooped up by immigration enforcement near Seattle last week, say that government officials doctored a legal document at the Northwest Detention Center in an attempt to...

What Happens When The 'Bad Hombres' Are ICE Agents? - Sandra Hernandez

Sandra Hernandez, MALDEF, Feb. 26, 2017 - "Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening. With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President Trump has “taken the shackles off”...

Florida Judge Shoots Down Miami-Dade ICE Detainer Detention Policy: Lacroix v. Junior

David Ovalle, Miami Herald, Mar. 3, 2017 - "Miami-Dade County – faced with threats by President Trump to cut off federal funding – violated the U.S. Constitution when it agreed to jail people slated for deportation, a judge ruled on Friday . The judge’s ruling was a rebuke of Miami...