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  • ICE Announces Personnel Changes (7/7/2005)
    An email circulated to ICE personnel announces the appointment of Acting Chief of Staff, Acting Director of the Office of Policy and Planning, Acting Director of Detention & Removal, and Acting Director of Intelligence, as well as other personnel appointments
    AILA Doc. No. 05070764.
  • ICE Issues Press Release on New SEVIS Fees(34 KB - 7/1/2004)
    ICE's press release provides that F-1, F-3, M-1, and M-3 students will incur a $100 fee; J-1 students will incur a $100 fee, though summer work/travel, au pair, and camp counselor program J-1 students will incur a $35 fee; F, M, and J spouses and dependents, and certain other programs will be fee exempt. The fee requirement will become effective on 9/1/04. AILA Doc. No. 04070166.
    AILA Doc. No. 04070166.
  • ICE Announces Alternative Detention Program (Updated 6/18/04) (6/18/2004)
    ICE announced on 6/17/04 a detention pilot program to be conducted through a contractor company. ICE intends to place up to 200 individuals in each of 8 cities in alternative detention, such as electronic monitoring, home visits, work visits and telephone reporting.
    AILA Doc. No. 04061863.
  • ICE Cautions About Bogus Flyer on Door-to-Door Interviews in Irving, Texas(115 KB - 6/7/2004)
    ICE officials and the Irving, TX police dept. repudiate "bogus flyers" that were distributed in Irving, falsely claiming that door-to-door interviews would be conducted in that city. They caution that the flyers may be an attempt by criminals to gain entry into victims' homes. AILA Doc. No. 04060765.
    AILA Doc. No. 04060765.
  • ICE Announces Expansion of Pilot Detention Project to Atlanta and Denver (3/26/2004)
    ICE will expand its "Hartford Pilot Project" to Atlanta and Denver as part of its "Endgame" plan. The project involves the detaining of foreign nationals immediately upon Immigration Judge orders of removal at Court hearings.
    AILA Doc. No. 04032614.
  • ICE Explains Agency Changes/Provides Contact Points to Press (1/21/2004)
    A release from ICE explains what agencies are now defunct and/or part of DHS, and provides points of contact for the press on various issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012142.
  • BICE Issues Press Release on Increased Coordination with State and Local Law Enforcement (8/19/2003)
    BICE's press release announces expanded capabilities of the Department’s Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in investigative work.
    AILA Doc. No. 03081946.
  • BICE Announces New Steps to Assist Compliance with the August 1, 2003 SEVIS Deadline (7/30/2003)
    BICE is taking steps to ensure that law-abiding foreign students enrolled at U.S. educational institutions will be able to enter the U.S. and study at these institutions by assisting with compliance with the August 1, 2003 deadline, and establishing case-by-case accommodations where a school fails to meet the SEVIS deadline. BICE also released a list of SEVIS-certified schools.
    AILA Doc. No. 03073044.
  • BICE Obtains Jurisdiction of Deferred Action, Including VAWA DAs (6/25/2003)
    DHS representatives, speaking at the AILA annual conference, indicated that BICE now has sole jurisdiction over deferred action, including related EADs. This policy applies to VAWA-related deferred action as well.
    AILA Doc. No. 03062543.
  • BICE Cooperates with Nigerian Government to Remove 89 Nigerian Nationals to Lagos (6/13/2003)
    BICE and the government of Nigeria cooperated in the removal of 89 Nigerians to Lagos this week. The U.S. government has recently worked with the governments of Pakistan, Cambodia, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and the Philippines in similar removal missions.
    AILA Doc. No. 03061343.
  • BICE Announces Agency Reorganization Plan (5/16/2003)
    The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE), on 5/16/03, announced a reorganization plan that creates a headquarters structure for the agency’s operational components and a field structure that provides an integrated chain of command and more streamlined operations. The plan will take effect on June 9.
    AILA Doc. No. 03051642.
  • BICE Unveils ‘Most Wanted’ Criminal Aliens List (5/15/2003)
    BICE, on 5/14/03, unveiled a ‘Most Wanted Criminal Aliens List,’ part of a new strategy known as the National Fugitive Operations Initiative aimed at reducing the number of ‘alien absconders’ in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 03051540.
  • BICE Begins Seeking Out, Apprehending Certain Iraqi Nationals in the U.S. (3/20/2003)
    The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE), on 3/20/03, began seeking out and apprehending specific Iraqi nationals unlawfully present in the U.S. The initiative is part of the recently announced “Operation Liberty Shield.”
    AILA Doc. No. 03032032.
  • BICE Interim Management Directors Named (3/3/2003)
    Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Asa Hutchinson, and Assistant Secretary (designee), Michael Garcia, recently announced the appointment of Interim Regional Directors and Interim District Directors for Interior Enforcement in the new Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE).
    AILA Doc. No. 03030342.
 
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