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  • DHS Announces Anti-Fraud Enhancements to E-Verify(219 KB - 11/10/2010)
    DHS press release on an announcement by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas about the expansion of the E-Verify program's capabilities to include U.S. passport photo matching. AILA Doc. No. 10111074.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111074.
  • DHS Fact Sheet: Southwest Border Overview(35 KB - 10/22/2010)
    DHS fact sheet on Southwest Border operations statistics including information on apprehensions for unauthorized border crossings and arrests of human smugglers. AILA Doc. No. 10102263.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102263.
  • DHS Statement on Pew Hispanic Center Report on Unauthorized Immigration Flows(40 KB - 9/2/2010)
    Statement by DHS Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Pew Hispanic Center Report on Unauthorized Immigration Flows. The statement outlines developments in DHS activities on the southwest border. AILA Doc. No. 10090262.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090262.
  • DHS Announces Unmanned Flights to Monitor Southwest Border(41 KB - 8/31/2010)
    DHS announcement of the deployment of Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on 9/1/10, to provide aerial surveillance of the Southwest Border. AILA Doc. No. 10083173.
    AILA Doc. No. 10083173.
  • DHS Expects Over 2,200 Agents Deployed on Northern Border by End of 2010(223 KB - 8/26/2010)
    DHS press release on visit of DHS Secretary Napolitano to Montana to tour CBP operations and meet with officials on border issues. DHS expects to have over 2,200 Border Patrol agents deployed along the northern border by the end of 2010, a 700 percent increase since 9/11/01. AILA Doc. No. 10082632.
    AILA Doc. No. 10082632.
  • DHS Announces Secure Communities Deployment to All Southwest Border Counties(219 KB - 8/11/2010)
    DHS press release announcing the deployment of the Secure Communities program to all 25 U.S. counties along the southwest border. DHS has expanded the Secure Communities initiative from 14 to 544 jurisdictions in the past 18 months. AILA Doc. No. 10081163.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081163.
  • DHS Statement on Passage of Southwest Border Bill in the Senate(27 KB - 8/6/2010)
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a brief statement commending the Senate on passage of the Southwest Border Bill and encouraging the House to act quickly on the bill. AILA Doc. No. 10080664.
    AILA Doc. No. 10080664.
  • DHS and Pascua Yaqui Tribe Announce First Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC)(31 KB - 8/2/2010)
    DHS press release announcing the production of the first Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, a WHTI-compliant document that recognizes tribal membership and U.S. citizenship for the purpose of entering the U.S. through a land or sea port of entry. AILA Doc. No. 10080264.
    AILA Doc. No. 10080264.
  • Statement by DHS Deputy Press Secretary on Partial Injunction in SB 1070 Suit(223 KB - 7/28/2010)
    DHS press release stating that the Arizona district court’s decision to enjoin most of SB 1070 correctly affirms the federal government’s responsibilities in enforcing our nation's immigration laws. AILA Doc. No. 10072831.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072831.
  • DHS Finalizes Rule on Form I-9 Electronic Signature and Storage(32 KB - 7/22/2010)
    DHS finalized a regulation that allows employers to electronically sign and store I-9 forms, which are used by ICE to verify employment eligibility. Previously, employers were required to store the paper forms for later inspection by DHS and ICE. AILA Doc. No. 10072261.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072261.
  • Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure(284 KB - 7/14/2010)
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Canadian Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews announced the Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure, designed to strengthen the critical infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada through an enhanced cross-border approach. AILA Doc. No. 10071466.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071466.
  • DHS Announces “Southwest Border Law Enforcement Compact” Partnership(27 KB - 6/24/2010)
    DHS announced a partnership with the Major Cities Chiefs Association to create a Southwest Border Law Enforcement Compact to enable non-border states and local law enforcement agencies to detail officers to state and local law enforcement agencies along the Southwest border. AILA Doc. No. 10062461.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062461.
  • DHS Fact Sheet on Southwest Border Next Steps(641 KB - 6/23/2010)
    DHS issued a fact sheet on Department initiatives on the southwest border in the past year and a half and new budget-neutral initiatives planned. AILA Doc. No. 10062368.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062368.
  • DHS E-Verify Handbook for Clients of Designated Agents(184 KB - 4/15/2010)
    DHS issued a handbook on using E-Verify as the client of designated agents. Designated agents use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of another company’s employees. AILA Doc. No. 10041567.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041567.
  • Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Meeting with Stakeholders on Immigration Reform Efforts(27 KB - 3/22/2010)
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano met with stakeholders on 3/19/10 to discuss ongoing efforts to work together to create a comprehensive approach to immigration reform. Secretary Napolitano commended the bipartisan proposal set forth by Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham. AILA Doc. No. 10032261.
    AILA Doc. No. 10032261.
  • DHS Announces New E-Verify Initiatives(221 KB - 3/17/2010)
    DHS and USCIS announced three new E-Verify initiatives including an agreement with DOJ to streamline the adjudication process in misuse and discrimination cases, a helpline for employees to offer process information and assistance in completing Form I-9 and training videos. AILA Doc. No. 10031771.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031771.
  • Joint SSA and DHS Presentation on E-Verify and Federal Contractors(1044 KB - 3/5/2010)
    Joint USCIS and SSA presentation regarding E-Verify and Federal Contractors. AILA Doc. No. 10030564.
    AILA Doc. No. 10030564.
  • Transcript of Call with Senior DHS Officials on the FY2011 Budget Proposal(95 KB - 2/3/2010)
    Senior DHS Officials held a background call on the Department’s FY 2011 budget that included questions on requests for the E-Verify program and CBP. AILA Doc. No. 10020326.
    AILA Doc. No. 10020326.
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request(62 KB - 2/3/2010)
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano issued the Department’s FY 2011 budget. DHS’ budget priority to enforce immigration laws includes funding for E-Verify, Secure Communities and English-language education for immigrants preparing for citizenship. AILA Doc. No. 10020325.
    AILA Doc. No. 10020325.
  • DHS Fact Sheet: FY 2011 Budget Request(80 KB - 2/3/2010)
    The DHS issued its $56.3 billion FY 2011 budget which requested $18M to fund USCIS Office of Citizenship and $103.4M for E-Verify. AILA Doc. No. 10020324.
    AILA Doc. No. 10020324.
  • DHS Continues To Assist Recovery Efforts in Haiti(31 KB - 1/29/2010)
    DHS announced that it continues to support U.S. government efforts to provide operational and humanitarian assistance in Haiti by deploying over 1,000 personnel. As of 1/28/10, USCIS in Port Au Prince had processed more than 480 orphan cases. AILA Doc. No. 10012966.
    AILA Doc. No. 10012966.
  • Margo Schlanger Chosen as DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties(218 KB - 1/27/2010)
    DHS welcomed Margo Schlanger to lead the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She brings to DHS expertise in constitutional law and civil rights. AILA Doc. No. 10012767.
    AILA Doc. No. 10012767.
  • DHS Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Visa Programs(25 KB - 1/25/2010)
    On 1/18/10, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano designated 11 new countries as eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs. The new combined list was published on 1/18/10 in the Federal Register. AILA Doc. No. 10012561.
    AILA Doc. No. 10012561.
  • DHS Issues Q&A Sheet on Haitian Relief Measures (Updated 1/19/10)(73 KB - 1/19/2010)
    On 01/15/10, DHS released a questions and answers sheet providing specific guidance to Haitian national interested in taking advantage of this relief. AILA Doc. No. 10011512.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011512.
  • Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Designating TPS for Haitian Nationals(66 KB - 1/15/2010)
    On 01/15/10, DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, released a statement designating Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. AILA Doc. No. 10011510.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011510.
  • Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: Disaster Response in Haiti(39 KB - 1/15/2010)
    On 01/15/10, DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, made a statement regarding DHS’s disaster response in Haiti, and suspension of removal for individuals from Haiti. AILA Doc. No. 10011567.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011567.
 
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