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  • ABA Commends DHS on Prosecutorial Discretion, Suggests Further Steps(508 KB - 12/28/2011)
    Letter from the ABA to DHS commending the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to deportation and removal cases, and recommending additional steps to ensure fairness and consistency as the program is implemented. AILA Doc. No. 11122849.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122849.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Invitation to Discussion of L-1 Issues with USCIS (12/20/2011)
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce invitation to a business community discussion on L-1 legal and policy issues with the leadership of USCIS. Invitation includes registration information. AILA Doc. No. 11122063.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122063.
  • Frontline Presents Lost in Detention on PBS, 10/18/11 (10/14/2011)
    Frontline’s main feature page on its upcoming presentation of Lost in Detention, an investigative report that examines controversial aspects of the Obama administration’s enforcement policies, and explores the world of immigration detention, which airs on 10/18/11, on PBS.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101437.
  • AILA Member Stephen Legomsky Appointed Chief Counsel for USCIS (10/5/2011)
    A press release by Washington University in St. Louis, announcing that Stephen Legomsky has been appointed as chief counsel for USCIS effective October 24, 2011. Biographical information for Mr. Legomsky is provided, as well as information on his new role as chief counsel. AILA Doc. No. 11100568.
    AILA Doc. No. 11100568.
  • ICE Union Leaders Speak Out Against Prosecutorial Discretion Memo(187 KB - 6/24/2011)
    A 6/23/11 press release of the National ICE Council calls the 6/17/11 Morton memorandum on prosecutorial discretion a “law enforcement nightmare” and “just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.” AILA Doc. No. 11062467.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062467.
  • CBIE Announces the Renewal of Funding for Libyan Scholars in North America(83 KB - 6/24/2011)
    Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) press release announcing the renewal of funding for Libyan scholars as well as their dependents studying at educational institutions across Canada and the U.S. through the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program. AILA Doc. No. 11062462.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062462.
  • TRAC Announces ICE Resistance to Abide by Supreme Court FOIA Ruling(63 KB - 4/6/2011)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) press release about resistance from ICE to abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Milner v. Dept. of the Navy, which reduced the authority of the government to withhold records under an exemption to FOIA. AILA Doc. No. 11040630.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040630.
  • TRAC Announces New Website to Track FOIA Withholding Challenges(73 KB - 3/30/2011)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) press release about a website it has developed for tracking instances in which a federal agency’s decision to deny government records has become the subject of a suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) since 10/1/09. AILA Doc. No. 11033030.
    AILA Doc. No. 11033030.
  • FTC Shuts Down Immigration Scam(92 KB - 2/4/2011)
    At the request of the FTC, a federal judge has shut down an operation that allegedly set up fake websites to mimic official government sites, and duped consumers into paying fees up to $2,500 by claiming the fees would cover USCIS processing for immigration benefits. AILA Doc. No. 11020422.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020422.
 
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