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  • DHS Fact Sheet on Enhanced Driver’s Licenses(35 KB - 12/5/2007)
    On 12/5/07 DHS released a Fact Sheet describing the department’s efforts to develop alternative documents to meet WHTI requirements at land and sea ports of entry, including encouraging states to submit proposals for enhanced driver’s licenses. AILA Doc. No. 07120570.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120570.
  • Secretary Chertoff Issues Statement on No-Match Appeal(14 KB - 12/5/2007)
    On 12/5/07 DHS Secretary Chertoff released a statement following an appeal filed by the agency on the injunction against the No-Match Rule in the Northern District of California. AILA Doc. No. 07120566.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120566.
  • DHS Issues Reminder of New WHTI Requirements in 2008(26 KB - 12/3/2007)
    On 12/3/07 DHS issued a reminder that beginning on 1/31/08 adult travelers will be required to present proof of citizenship and proof of identity when entering the U.S. at land and sea ports of entry. AILA Doc. No. 07120363.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120363.
  • DHS Announces 10-Fingerprint Collection(74 KB - 11/30/2007)
    DHS announced on Thursday, November 29, 2007, that it had begun 10-fingerprint collection from international visitors at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. This fact sheet gives additional details about the program and indicates that 10-fingerprint collection will soon start at other airports across the country. AILA Doc. No. 07113062.
    AILA Doc. No. 07113062.
  • DHS Announces Success of Biometrics-at-Sea Pilot Program(22 KB - 11/14/2007)
    On 11/14/07 DHS announced the success of the biometrics-at-sea pilot program, citing data on biometric collection and at-sea interdictions. AILA Doc. No. 07111463.
    AILA Doc. No. 07111463.
  • Secretary Chertoff’s Remarks on the “State of Immigration”(102 KB - 11/8/2007)
    These remarks by DHS Secretary Chertoff on the “State of Immigration” are the first in a series of promised periodic reports on immigration enforcement and the agency’s efforts to address national workforce needs. AILA Doc. No. 07110861.
    AILA Doc. No. 07110861.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement(29 KB - 11/7/2007)
    On 11/6/07 DHS released a Fact Sheet on border security and immigration enforcement, which addresses Border Patrol and ICE enforcement operations, as well as E-Verify and no-match letters. AILA Doc. No. 07110733.
    AILA Doc. No. 07110733.
  • Remarks of DHS Secretary Chertoff and Governor Spitzer on Changes to NY Driver's Licenses(53 KB - 10/30/2007)
    New York State announced changes to its licensing system. It will issue three classes of licenses: one for border crossing purposes under WHTI, one for federal purposes in compliance with REAL ID, and one for non-federal purposes. AILA Doc. No. 07103062.
    AILA Doc. No. 07103062.
  • DHS Secretary Chertoff's Statement on the No-Match Ruling(16 KB - 10/15/2007)
    DHS Secretary Chertoff expresses disappointment in the No-Match ruling handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. AILA Doc. No. 07101563.
    AILA Doc. No. 07101563.
  • Secretary Chertoff’s Statement on the Resignation of DHS Deputy Secretary Jackson(17 KB - 9/25/2007)
    On 9/24/07 DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the resignation of Deputy Secretary Michael P. Jackson effective 10/26/07. AILA Doc. No. 07092563.
    AILA Doc. No. 07092563.
  • DHS Issues Reminder of WHTI Passport Requirement as of 10/1/07(17 KB - 9/5/2007)
    On 9/4/07 DHS issued a reminder that effective 10/1/07 U.S. citizens traveling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda must present a passport, or other WHTI compliant document, to enter or depart from the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 07090560.
    AILA Doc. No. 07090560.
  • Arizona Driver’s License to Meet WHTI and REAL ID Requirements(18 KB - 8/27/2007)
    On 8/24/07 DHS announced that the state of Arizona has agreed to develop a state driver’s license to meet Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and future REAL ID requirements. AILA Doc. No. 07082764.
    AILA Doc. No. 07082764.
  • DHS Issues “Worksite Enforcement” Fact Sheet(42 KB - 8/20/2007)
    On 8/ 9/07, the Department of Homeland Security issued a fact sheet entitled “Worksite Enforcement” which highlights recent ICE enforcement efforts targeted at businesses that employ undocumented immigrants. The businesses targeted ranged from temporary employment agencies, to textile, construction and food processing plants. AILA Doc. No. 07082071.
    AILA Doc. No. 07082071.
  • DHS Announces Series of Reforms on Border Security and Immigration (8/10/2007)
    On 08/10/07, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez announced a series of reforms the Administration will pursue to address border security and immigration challenges. AILA Doc. No. 07081063.
    AILA Doc. No. 07081063.
  • WHTI Land and Sea Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Announced (6/21/2007)
    The Department of Homeland Security and Department of State announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the land and sea portion of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), a core 9/11 Commission recommendation, which require a passport or other secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 07062160.
    AILA Doc. No. 07062160.
  • Chertoff Statement on New Security Procedures for Iraqi Refugees Seeking Resettlement in the U.S.(14 KB - 5/30/2007)
    On 5/29/07 DHS released a statement by Secretary Chertoff on new security screening procedures for Iraqi refugees applying for resettlement in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 07053061.
    AILA Doc. No. 07053061.
  • Chertoff Extends TPS for Nationals of Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua(44 KB - 5/2/2007)
    On 5/2/07 DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced his decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for eligible nationals of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador by an additional 18 months. AILA Doc. No. 07050265.
    AILA Doc. No. 07050265.
  • DHS Press Release and Q &As on Minimum Standards for Driver's License Compliance with REAL ID (3/2/2007)
    DHS released a press release and Q&As on the proposed rule for minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. AILA Doc. No. 07030264.
    AILA Doc. No. 07030264.
  • DHS Announces Proposal for Drivers License Compliance with REAL ID(18 KB - 3/1/2007)
    On 3/1/07 DHS announced its proposal to establish minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. AILA Doc. No. 07030160.
    AILA Doc. No. 07030160.
  • DHS to Propose WHTI Travel Document Flexibility for Some Children(17 KB - 2/23/2007)
    On 2/22/07, DHS announced that it intends to propose flexibility regarding WHTI travel document requirements for U.S. and Canadian children at land and sea ports of entry. AILA Doc. No. 07022367.
    AILA Doc. No. 07022367.
  • DHS Launches Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (2/21/2007)
    On 2/21/07 DHS announced the launch of the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP). Travelers can use the online inquiry program to seek resolution of misidentification issues at ports-of-entry, or if they have been unfairly delayed or denied boarding for additional screening when traveling.
    AILA Doc. No. 07022163.
  • Secretary Chertoff’s Remarks on FY 2008 Budget Request and DHS Fact Sheet(245 KB - 2/7/2007)
    DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the Department’s funding included in the President’s FY 2008 budget. The remarks are accompanied by a DHS Fact Sheet and a DHS budget overview from the OMB. AILA Doc. No. 07020761.
    AILA Doc. No. 07020761.
  • DHS to Launch Traveler Redress Inquiry Program(14 KB - 1/17/2007)
    DHS announced that it will launch the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). It will enable travelers who have been repeatedly identified for additional screening to file an inquiry to correct erroneous information in DHS systems. AILA Doc. No. 07011767.
    AILA Doc. No. 07011767.
 
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