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DHS Considering Protections to Prevent Violence Against Places of Worship

DHS Considering Protections to Prevent Violence Against Places of Worship

BY JANITA KAN   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a list of recommendations aimed at preventing violence against faith-based communities after a spate of attacks synagogues, churches, and other places of worship. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has asked agency heads, in a memorandum obtained by media outlets, to come up with a plan to bolster the […]

‘An Extremely Effective Tool’: DHS Expands Remain In Mexico Program For Asylum Seekers

‘An Extremely Effective Tool’: DHS Expands Remain In Mexico Program For Asylum Seekers

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the Remain in Mexico program to Arizona, and authorities will transfer migrants who cross the border near Tucson to Nogales, Mexico.  Remain in Mexico, also referred to as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration […]

DOJ And DHS Issue New Rules On Asylum Seekers

DOJ And DHS Issue New Rules On Asylum Seekers

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent   The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule Monday indicating that migrants who cross the southern border are not eligible for asylum unless they apply in the first safe country they enter. The rule, which only applies to prospective claims and […]

Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment for Sick Child Before Death

Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment for Sick Child Before Death

By  Joe Simonson | Media Reporter   The father of the Guatemalan child who died Christmas Eve denied further medical treatment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents after the child vomited following an initial examination from doctors, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on a call to reporters Wednesday. Government […]

‘We Do Not Separate Babies from Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother

‘We Do Not Separate Babies from Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother

  Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “We do not separate babies from adults,” a DHS official told reporters […]

DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule). In July 2017, DHS published a final rule to […]

DHS restarts Obama-era DACA amnesty after judge’s ruling

DHS restarts Obama-era DACA amnesty after judge’s ruling

DACA is back up and running, Homeland Security announced this weekend, saying President Trump’s attempt to phase out the Obama-era deportation amnesty is on hold while they fight a court case that ordered them to begin accepting applications again.

President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

By George Miller President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement policy entitled (read actual document here) Immigration Principles and Policies, was released Sunday night.  It’s a fairly hard line approach to enforcing existing laws and adding more. These points have been linked to any deal on DACA, which seems to be on the table. The main sections […]

DHS waives environmental laws to begin building Trump border wall

Homeland Security triggered a waiver Tuesday allowing the department to bypass environmental and other land protection laws in order to begin building and testing President Trump’s new border wall. The waivers apply to San Diego, where officials already plan to upgrade miles of existing fence, but where they’ll also stage a competition this summer to […]

DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm

DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm

Additional Visas for Temporary Workers Provided Until End of Current Fiscal Year  U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security […]

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