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DHS Releases FY2012 Budget Request
(7731 KB - 12/28/2011)
The DHS’s FY2012 budget proposal requests $57.0 billion in total funding, $47.4 billion in gross discretionary funding, and $43.2 billion in net discretionary funding. AILA Doc. No. 11122840.
AILA Doc. No. 11122840.
DHS Blog on U Visa Resources
DHS blog on the release of the “U Visa Law Enforcement Certificate Resource Guide,” a new tool for law enforcement officials to support investigations and prosecutions involving qualified immigrant victims of crime. AILA Doc. No. 11122838.
AILA Doc. No. 11122838.
DHS Releases FY2011 Budget Request
(2596 KB - 1/1/2011)
The DHS’s FY2011 budget proposal requests $56.3 billion in total funding, $47.1 billion in gross discretionary funding, and $43.6 billion in net discretionary funding. AILA Doc. No. 11122839.
AILA Doc. No. 11122839.
DHS January 2012 E-Verify Webinar Schedule
(799 KB - 12/28/2011)
DHS invitation to the January 2012 webinars with E-Verify subject matter experts. AILA Doc. No. 11122843.
AILA Doc. No. 11122843.
Secretary Napolitano Statement on Bersin Resignation
(69 KB - 12/22/2011)
DHS press release announcing the resignation of CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar will serve as Acting Commissioner. AILA Doc. No. 11122228.
AILA Doc. No. 11122228.
Secretary Napolitano Highlights DHS’ Progress in 2011
(65 KB - 12/22/2011)
DHS press release announcing the major steps that DHS took during 2011 to accomplish its mission and goals. AILA Doc. No. 11122221.
AILA Doc. No. 11122221.
DHS Secretary Napolitano Statement on DOJ’s Findings of Discriminatory Policing in Maricopa County
(22 KB - 12/15/2011)
DHS press release on DOJ’s findings of discriminatory policing practices within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and resulting termination of Maricopa County’s 287(g) jail model agreement and restricted access to the Secure Communities program. AILA Doc. No. 11121563.
AILA Doc. No. 11121563.
DHS Publishes Maps of LPR Individuals by Region/Select Country of Last Residence
(10040 KB - 12/9/2011)
DHS Office of Immigrant Statistics map series of the last country and region of residence for individuals who obtained LPR status between 1820 to 2010. AILA Doc. No. 11120969.
AILA Doc. No. 11120969.
DHS December 2011 Blue Campaign Newsletter
(258 KB - 12/9/2011)
DHS December 2011 Blue Campaign Newsletter highlighting human trafficking agency news, including anti-human trafficking training, public campaigns and outreach initiatives to raise awareness of human trafficking, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11120962.
AILA Doc. No. 11120962.
DHS Releases a Brief Documentary History of the Department, 2001-2008
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DHS compilation released by the DHS History Office in 2008, telling the story of the creation and organizational history of the first five years of the Department through its founding documents, which include legislation, executive orders, organizational charts, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11110765.
AILA Doc. No. 11110765.
DHS Publishes 10/31/11 Bulletin
(648 KB - 11/2/2011)
The 10/31/11 DHS Bulletin covering the Oath of Allegiance administered by USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to 125 new citizens during a special naturalization ceremony in commemoration of the Statue of Liberty’s 125th anniversary, DHS updates, testimony, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11110249.
AILA Doc. No. 11110249.
CRCL October 2011 Newsletter
(249 KB - 10/21/2011)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) October 2011 newsletter includes a guest message about the Blue Campaign, information and a reflection about the expansion of CRCL community engagements in 2011, the release of its 2010 annual report, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11102161.
AILA Doc. No. 11102161.
DHS Publishes 10/18/11 Bulletin
(188 KB - 10/20/2011)
The DHS Bulletin, dated 10/18/11, providing information about DHS initiatives on which the news media is currently focused. This edition covers ICE’s announcement of year-end removals, the Department’s progress in implementing 9/11 Commission recommendations, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11102065.
AILA Doc. No. 11102065.
Remarks by DHS Secretary Napolitano on Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
(53 KB - 10/5/2011)
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s remarks, delivered at American University on 10/5/11, about the prioritization of enforcement efforts in a manner that promotes public safety, border security, and the integrity of the immigration system, while respecting the rule of law. AILA Doc. No. 11100562.
AILA Doc. No. 11100562.
DHS Fact Sheet on Smart, Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
(29 KB - 10/5/2011)
DHS fact sheet on efforts to focus the Department’s limited resources on protecting the nation’s borders and implementing an effective immigration enforcement strategy, which includes prioritizing the identification and removal of public safety and national security threats. AILA Doc. No. 11100563.
AILA Doc. No. 11100563.
Secretary Napolitano Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Washington, DC
(55 KB - 9/26/2011)
DHS press release announcing that Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, welcomed 50 new U.S. citizens during the capstone ceremony of USCIS’ annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration. AILA Doc. No. 11092661.
AILA Doc. No. 11092661.
DHS Fact Sheet on “Study in the States” Website
(26 KB - 9/19/2011)
DHS fact sheet on the “Study in the States” website, a new online initiative that will serve as an interagency information hub for DHS and its partner agencies to streamline the international student visa process and encourage foreign students to study and remain in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11091969.
AILA Doc. No. 11091969.
DHS Announces New Initiative to Streamline International Student Visa Process
(27 KB - 9/19/2011)
DHS press release announcing “Study in the States,” a new initiative to streamline the international student visa process by examining regulatory changes, and expanding public engagement and providing a central online information hub for students and academia. AILA Doc. No. 11091967.
AILA Doc. No. 11091967.
CRCL September 2011 Newsletter
(228 KB - 9/12/2011)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) September 2011 newsletter includes a reflection on CRCL work and accomplishments, resources on DHS commemoration of 9/11 and efforts to confront evolving threats, information on National Preparedness Month, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11091264.
AILA Doc. No. 11091264.
DHS Publishes First Issue of the Blue Campaign Newsletter for August 2011
(135 KB - 8/10/2011)
DHS inaugural issue of the Blue Campaign newsletter provides information that is relevant to the anti-human trafficking community. This edition covers the Blue Campaign Facebook page, a toolkit for prosecutors, victim assistance materials, an updated fact sheet, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11081061.
AILA Doc. No. 11081061.
CRCL August 2011 Newsletter
(217 KB - 8/10/2011)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) August 2011 newsletter includes information on countering violent extremism, TSA’s new software designed to enhance passenger privacy, the first Hispanic policy conference at the White House, and much more. AILA Doc. No. 11081060.
AILA Doc. No. 11081060.
DHS Invitation to Dallas Secure Communities Task Force Meeting
(114 KB - 8/8/2011)
Invitation to community stakeholders to the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on Secure Communities meeting in Dallas, Texas on August 9, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11080833.
AILA Doc. No. 11080833.
The Blog @ Homeland Security Recognizes One-Year Anniversary of the Blue Campaign
DHS blog post summarizes a meeting that Secretary Janet Napolitano held with anti-human trafficking NGOs and victim service leaders on 8/3/11, which marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Blue Campaign, a DHS-wide initiative to fight human trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 11080431.
AILA Doc. No. 11080431.
Secretary Napolitano Discusses DHS Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking With NGO Leaders
(74 KB - 8/3/2011)
A DHS readout of Secretary Janet Napolitano’s 8/3/11 meeting with anti-human trafficking non-governmental organization (NGO) and victim service leaders, during which she discussed ongoing DHS-wide efforts to protect human trafficking victims and bring traffickers to justice. AILA Doc. No. 11080338.
AILA Doc. No. 11080338.
DHS Outlines Initiatives to Fuel the Economy and Stimulate Investment
(60 KB - 8/2/2011)
DHS press release on the series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts outlined by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas on 8/2/11, which are aimed at fueling the nation’s economy and stimulating investment. AILA Doc. No. 11080238.
AILA Doc. No. 11080238.
DHS Publishes Fact Sheet on Border Patrol Apprehensions
(244 KB - 7/28/2011)
DHS Office of Immigration Statistics July 2011 fact sheet provides information on recent trends in U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions and the gender, age, country of nationality, and geographic location of persons apprehended between 2005 and 2010. AILA Doc. No. 11072832.
AILA Doc. No. 11072832.
DOS/DHS Announce U.S.-Russian Agreement on the Adoption of Children
(65 KB - 7/13/2011)
DOS/DHS press release announcing an agreement between the U.S. and Russia to strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions between the two countries, which includes provisions that will largely eliminate independent adoptions and improve post-adoption monitoring. AILA Doc. No. 11071330.
AILA Doc. No. 11071330.
Secretary Napolitano Affirms Regional Cooperation on Border Security and Related Issues
(218 KB - 7/13/2011)
DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s meeting with Central American and Mexican officials about strengthening international collaboration on border security and related issues, where the officials signed a letter of intent affirming regional cooperation on such issues. AILA Doc. No. 11071366.
AILA Doc. No. 11071366.
DHS, DOJ, and FTC Collaborate to Combat Immigration Services Scams
(26 KB - 6/9/2011)
Joint DHS, DOJ, and FTC press release on the 6/9/11 launch of a national initiative designed to stop immigration scams that involve the unauthorized practice of immigration law, through enforcement, education, and continued collaboration.
AILA Doc. No. 11060972.
DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces TPS Extension for Haiti Beneficiaries
(23 KB - 5/17/2011)
DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s announcement of the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti beneficiaries, which will be effective 7/23/11, and will allow eligible beneficiaries to remain in the U.S. for an additional 18 months, through 1/22/13. AILA Doc. No. 11051761.
AILA Doc. No. 11051761.
DHS Bulletin, Weekly Update for 5/10/11
(250 KB - 5/11/2011)
The DHS Bulletin for 5/10/11 includes a summary of President Obama’s speech on immigration reform in El Paso, TX, where he was joined by Secretary Napolitano, as well as a recap of the Department’s testimony before Congress on border security, enforcement efforts, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11051170.
AILA Doc. No. 11051170.
CRCL May 2011 Newsletter
(198 KB - 5/3/2011)
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) May 2011 newsletter covers the removal of designated countries from NSEERS registration, CRCL meetings with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on immigration-related issues, new CRCL leadership, and more. AILA Doc. no. 11050332.
AILA Doc. No. 11050332.
DHS Presentation on Form I-9 from 3/22/11 Training Workshop
(907 KB - 4/27/2011)
DHS presentation on Form I-9 from a 3/22/11, “Fostering Compliance Through Education and Partnership” training workshop conducted in Los Angeles, CA. AILA Doc. No. 11042768.
AILA Doc. No. 11042768.
DHS Presentation on E-Verify from 3/22/11 Training Workshop
(2747 KB - 4/27/2011)
DHS presentation on E-Verify, Employment Eligibility Verification, from a 3/22/11, “Fostering Compliance Through Education and Partnership” training workshop conducted in Los Angeles, CA. AILA Doc. No. 11042767.
AILA Doc. No. 11042767.
CRCL April 2011 Newsletter
(269 KB - 4/19/2011)
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) April 2011 newsletter includes new guidance on DHS-supported activities for individuals with limited English proficiency, civil rights monitoring and oversight of Secure Communities, upcoming CRCL events, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11041936.
AILA Doc. No. 11041936.
CRCL Invitation to LEP Stakeholder Meeting on 4/7/11
(164 KB - 3/25/2011)
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) invitation to a 4/7/11 meeting on the language assistance needs of limited English proficient (LEP) persons served or encountered in DHS activities. RSVP by 4/4/11 in order to participate in person or by telephone. AILA Doc. No. 11032531.
AILA Doc. No. 11032531.
DHS Bulletin: Weekly Update for the Weeks of 3/7/11 and 3/14/11
(107 KB - 3/15/2011)
The DHS Bulletin: Weekly Update provides a summary of DHS events and initiatives during the weeks of 3/7/11 and 3/14/11. The current bulletin covers the Department’s comment period on existing regulations, an interview of ICE Director John Morton, DHS testimony, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11031532.
AILA Doc. No. 11031532.
DHS Announcement on Reducing Regulatory Burden
(40 KB - 3/15/2011)
DHS press release announcing a comment period published in the Federal Register on 3/14/11, on the development of a plan for review of its significant regulations, under which it will identify and eliminate obsolete rules while modernizing requirements, where applicable. AILA Doc. No. 11031563.
AILA Doc. No. 11031563.
DHS Testimony of Secretary Napolitano on DHS FY2012 Budget Request
(99 KB - 3/7/2011)
DHS testimony of Secretary Napolitano before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security on DHS’s FY12 budget requests including an outline of DHS’s six core missions, increased border security measures, enforcement and administration of current immigration laws, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11030725.
AILA Doc. No. 11030725.
DHS Secretary Napolitano Marks the 8th Anniversary of the Department
(30 KB - 3/1/2011)
A White House blog post by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, marking the Department’s 8th anniversary. She notes that DHS has achieved progress in securing the borders, and enforcing immigration laws. The post also includes a link to information on DHS history and progress. AILA Doc. No. 11030173.
AILA Doc. No. 11030173.
DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces FY2012 Budget Request
(76 KB - 2/14/2011)
DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s unveiling of the FY2012 budget request. The press release breaks down FY2012 budget priorities, such as securing and managing U.S. borders, as well as enforcing and administering immigration laws, and links to a fact sheet. AILA Doc. No. 11021433.
AILA Doc. No. 11021433.
DHS Announces the Creation of a TWIC-Annotated B-1 Visa
(94 KB - 2/9/2011)
DHS press release announcing the creation of an annotated version of the B-1 visa that will make foreign maritime workers eligible to apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The announcement includes additional details on the application process. AILA Doc. No. 11020930.
AILA Doc. No. 11020930.
DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks on Border Security
(54 KB - 1/31/2011)
DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s speech at the University of Texas at El Paso, in which she highlighted efforts to secure the Southwest border, and also noted efforts to enforce current immigration laws, and step up labor enforcement. AILA Doc. No. 11013172.
AILA Doc. No. 11013172.
CRCL January 2011 Newsletter
(363 KB - 1/31/2011)
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) January 2011 newsletter includes a message from CRCL Officer Margo Schlanger, information about its E-Verify educational videos co-produced with USCIS, its backlog reduction initiative for EEO complaints, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11013170.
AILA Doc. No. 11013170.
DHS State of America’s Homeland Security Address
(95 KB - 1/27/2011)
DHS remarks by Secretary Janet Napolitano on the overall state of our homeland security, including major initiatives involving border security and immigration in the coming year, such as strengthening the legal immigration system, and rolling out E-Verify “Self Check.” AILA Doc. No. 11012732.
AILA Doc. No. 11012732.
DHS Inspector General Announces Retirement
(38 KB - 1/18/2011)
DHS press release announcing the retirement of Richard L. Skinner, the first Senate confirmed Inspector General of DHS. AILA Doc. No. 11011870.
AILA Doc. No. 11011870.
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