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  • DHS Determines 13 States Meet REAL ID Standards(906 KB - 12/21/2012)
    DHS press release determining that thirteen states have met the standards of the REAL ID Act of 2005 for driver’s licenses and identification cards and has granted a temporary deferment for all other states and territories. AILA Doc. No. 12122141.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122141.
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Standards to Prevent Prison Rape in Detention Facilities(547 KB - 12/6/2012)
    DHS press release announcing that DHS has submitted to the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in confinement facilities, in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). AILA Doc. No. 12120667.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120667.
  • CRCL Newsletter, October 2012(804 KB - 10/31/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) October 2012 newsletter with information on new USCIS resources, the Employees Rights Toolkit and more. AILA Doc. No. 12103161.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103161.
  • DHS Announces Taiwan’s Designation Into Visa Waiver Program(716 KB - 10/2/2012)
    DHS press release announcing the designation of Taiwan into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-streamlining travel for thousands of eligible Taiwan passport holders, while maintaining strong security standards. AILA Doc. No. 12100261.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100261.
  • CRCL Newsletter, September 2012(947 KB - 9/20/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) September 2012 newsletter including information on a new community engagement roundtable in NYC, CRCL response to Hurricane Isaac, Constitution Day, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12092048.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092048.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Counting Changes on Nonimmigrant Admissions(947 KB - 8/24/2012)
    August 2012 DHS Office of Immigration Statistics fact sheet providing an update on trends in I-94 non-immigrant admissions and the estimated number of individual nonimmigrants admitted to the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12082450.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082450.
  • CRCL Newsletter, August 2012(715 KB - 8/24/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) August 2012 newsletter with information on Secure Communities, cultural training awareness sessions and more. AILA Doc. No. 12082440.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082440.
  • DHS Extends Zone for Border Crossing Card Holders in New Mexico(553 KB - 8/8/2012)
    DHS press release announcing the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking which would extend the border zone up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for Border Crossing Card (BCC) holders in the state of New Mexico. AILA Doc. 12080851.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080851.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Brazil(564 KB - 7/12/2012)
    DHS press release of Janet Napolitano’s visit to Brazil and a Statement of Intent with Brazil’s Foreign Minister to establish a Visa Waiver Program working group, which enables nationals of 36 countries to travel to the U.S. for less than 90 days without obtaining a visa. AILA Doc. No. 12071240.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071240.
  • DHS Data Tables on FY2011 Nonimmigrant Admissions (7/9/2012)
    DHS online resource providing data tables on persons who were admitted to the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas during FY2011. In 2011, there were 159 million nonimmigrant admissions to the United States, according to DHS workload estimates. AILA Doc. No. 12070954.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070954.
  • CRCL Newsletter, June 2012(780 KB - 7/2/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) June 2012 newsletter with information on Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona SB 1070 law, CVE joint conference in Canada, LGBT Pride Month and more. AILA Doc. No. 12070245.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070245.
  • U.S. & Canada Issue “Beyond The Border” Privacy Principles(1145 KB - 6/28/2012)
    DHS press release on joint U.S.-Canada statement of privacy principles for the Beyond The Border Action Plan, which is more than 32 initiatives which call for enhancements to help trusted businesses and travelers move efficiently across the border. AILA Doc. No. 12062858.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062858.
  • Secretary Napolitano on Supreme Court Decision on SB 1070(775 KB - 6/25/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Janet Napolitano’s remarks on Supreme Court decision of Arizona v. United States and her agreement that state laws cannot dictate the federal government’s immigration enforcement policies or priorities. AILA Doc. No. 12062551.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062551.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Immigration Enforcement System Timeline(573 KB - 6/15/2012)
    DHS timeline on initiatives and steps that DHS has taken to transform our immigration enforcement system from April 2009 to June 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12061549.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061549.
  • DHS Press Release Announces Deferred Action Process for Certain Young People(464 KB - 6/15/2012)
    DHS press release announcing that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to U.S. as young children, do not present a risk to public safety & meet other criteria will be considered for relief from removal or from entering into removal proceedings. AILA Doc. No. 12061546.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061546.
  • DHS to Offer Deferred Action to Eligible DREAMers (6/15/2012)
    DHS will formally announce this afternoon that it will offer deferred action to eligible DREAMers. AILA Doc. No. 12061560.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061560.
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Northern Border Strategy(1065 KB - 6/5/2012)
    DHS press release on the Northern Border Strategy (NBS) which is first unified DHS strategy to guide policies & operations along U.S.-Canada border to enhance security & resiliency while expediting lawful travel/trade throughout the Northern border region. AILA Doc. No. 12060544.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060544.
  • CRCL Newsletter, May 2012(638 KB - 5/22/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) May 2012 newsletter with information on Secure Communities, Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and more. AILA Doc. No. 12052245.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052245.
  • DHS Seeks Input on ‘Beyond the Border’ Action Plan(488 KB - 5/21/2012)
    DHS resource page seeking input on innovative approaches to security and economic competitiveness in the implementation of the Beyond the Border Action Plan and ensure its success in expediting lawful trade and travel. AILA Doc. No. 12051450.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051450.
  • DHS Announces Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs(962 KB - 5/11/2012)
    DHS press release announcing expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training extension. AILA Doc. No. 12051144.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051144.
  • U.S. and Canada Announce Plans to Increase NEXUS Benefits(591 KB - 5/8/2012)
    DHS press release increasing benefits to NEXUS members and launching a plan to increase NEXUS membership. The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing by United States and Canadian officials across the U.S.-Canada border. AILA Doc. No. 12050855.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050855.
  • Secretary Napolitano’s Statement on Passenger Name Record Agreement(776 KB - 4/19/2012)
    DHS press release on ratification by European Parliament of Passenger Name Record agreement which will provide legal certainty for the travel and tourism industries and help facilitate transatlantic tourism which accounts for more than $72 billion in trade every year. AILA Doc. No. 12041943.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041943.
  • DHS Data Tables on FY2011 U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (4/12/2012)
    DHS online resource providing data tables on immigrants who became legal permanent residents in FY2011 by class of admission, country of birth, state of residence, and other characteristics. In 2011, there were a total of 1,062,040 persons who became LPRs of the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12041247.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041247.
  • DHS Data Tables on FY2011 U.S. Naturalizations (4/12/2012)
    DHS online resource providing data tables on persons who became American citizens in FY2011 by country of birth, state of residence, and other characteristics. In 2011, there were a total of 694,193 persons who became naturalized citizens of the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12041246.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041246.
  • CRCL Newsletter, April 2012(758 KB - 4/4/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) January 2012 newsletter with information on LGBT equality, national detention standards and the new DHS Language Access Plan. AILA Doc. No. 12040454.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040454.
  • USCIS Grants Temporary Extension of Accommodation for H-2A Sheepherders(74 KB - 3/20/2012)
    USCIS press release announcing that it extended an accommodation for H-2A workers in the sheepherding industry while they transition to the three-year limitation of stay requirements. AILA Doc. No. 12032020.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032020.
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces DHS Academic Advisory Council(692 KB - 3/1/2012)
    DHS press release announcing the formation of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues. AILA Doc. No. 12030163.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030163.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Counting Changes on Nonimmigrant Admissions(368 KB - 2/16/2012)
    February 2012 DHS Office of Immigration Statistics fact sheet providing an indication of the overall impact on counting changes by displaying trends in nonimmigrant admissions compared to trends in the number of individuals admitted each year during 2001–2010. AILA Doc. No. 12021665.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021665.
  • DHS Budget-in-Brief for FY2013(11854 KB - 2/15/2012)
    DHS Budget-in-Brief for FY2013, including an overview of key initiatives and proposals, budget priorities including enforcing and administering immigration laws, breakdowns in funding, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12021548.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021548.
  • DHS Press Release on Retaining Highly-Skilled Immigrants(41 KB - 1/31/2012)
    DHS press release outlining Obama administration reforms that would help attract new businesses investment to the U.S. and ensure that the U.S. has the most skilled workforce in the world, including the commitment to attracting and retaining highly-skilled immigrants. AILA Doc. No. 12013168.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013168.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano’s 2011 State of Homeland Security Speech Transcript(132 KB - 1/30/2012)
    Speech transcript from Secretary Janet Napolitano’s second annual 2011 State of Homeland Security Speech on 1/30/12 at the National Press Club. AILA Doc. No. 12013072.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013072.
  • CRCL Newsletter, January 2012(265 KB - 1/5/2012)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) January 2012 newsletter with farewell message from CRCL Officer Margo Schlanger, new hotline number/detainer form for immigrant detainees, outreach to Somali-American community in Minnesota, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12010569.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010569.
 
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