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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.
  • Readout of DHS Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting with Mexican Interior Minister(776 KB - 12/14/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Janet Napolitano’s meeting with Mexican interior minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong where they discussed border issues, as well as to enhance collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking, terrorism and transnational crime. AILA Doc. No. 12121441.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121441.
  • 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, DOT & Amtrak Announce New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking(640 KB - 10/4/2012)
    DHS press release on DHS and DOT working with Amtrak to train over 8,000 frontline transportation employees and Amtrak Police Department officers to identify and recognize indicators of human trafficking, as well as how to report suspected cases of human trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 12100450.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100450.
  • TSA Pre-Check Program Online Resource Page (10/3/2012)
    TSA online resource page on their new Pre-Check Program which allows select frequent flyers of participating airlines and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs to receive expedited screening benefits during domestic travel. AILA Doc. No 12100340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100340.
  • 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.
  • DHS Blue Campaign July 2012 Stakeholder Event Summary(810 KB - 9/21/2012)
    DHS summary of 7/25/12 stakeholder event on recent activities and developments regarding current Blue Campaign efforts to support victims, raise awareness of human trafficking, and increase collaboration on anti-human trafficking initiatives. AILA Doc. No. 12092156.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092156.
  • 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.
  • Secretary Napolitano Participates in U.S.-Mexico High Level Group Meeting(627 KB - 9/18/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Janet Napolitano’s participation in U.S.-Mexico High Level Group meeting hosted by the State Department, where she discussed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) coordination with Mexico to implement a 21st Century border framework. AILA Doc. No. 12091857.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091857.
  • Secretary Napolitano Participates in Special Naturalization Ceremony at National Archives(625 KB - 9/17/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Janet Napolitano joining Archivist of the United States David Ferriero for a special naturalization ceremony for 225 candidates at the National Archives in honor of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. AILA Doc. No. 12091755.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091755.
  • DHS to Welcome 32,000 New Citizens During Citizenship Day Celebrations(631 KB - 9/13/2012)
    DHS press release announcing that the Department of Homeland Security will welcome more than 32,000 new citizens during 158 naturalization ceremonies from September 14-22, 2012 in recognition of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. AILA Doc. No. 12091334.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091334.
  • Readout Of Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting With Canadian Public Safety Minister(629 KB - 9/13/2012)
    DHS readout of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s meeting with Canada’s public safety minister to discuss the Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan which aims to achieve a long-term partnership by promoting trade facilitation, strengthening cross-border law enforcement & more. AILA Doc. No. 12091340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091340.
  • 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 Stakeholder Conference Call on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(486 KB - 8/14/2012)
    DHS invitation for 8/14/12 national stakeholder conference call on the process for submitting requests for deferred action & employment authorization under DHS Secretary Napolitano’s June 2012 memorandum on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12081440.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081440.
  • 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 Stakeholder Conference Call on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(489 KB - 8/3/2012)
    DHS invitation for 8/3/12 national stakeholder conference call regarding June 2012 memorandum from Secretary Janet Napolitano on exercising prosecutorial discretion on an individualized basis for certain individuals who came to the U.S. as children. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12080340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080340.
  • DHS Pre-Check Program Reaches More Than 2,000,000 Passengers(715 KB - 7/30/2012)
    DHS press release stating that 2 million travelers have passed through the TSA Pre-Check pre-screening initiative which is currently available for U.S. citizens who are members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs and select frequent flyers of participating airlines. AILA Doc. No. 12073063.
    AILA Doc. No. 12073063.
  • DHS Blog on Blue Campaign on Human Trafficking (7/25/2012)
    DHS blog post announcing that DHS Blue Campaign hosted its bi-annual stakeholder meeting, bringing together academia, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and members of the public and private sectors to discuss ongoing efforts to prevent and combat human trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 12072550.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072550.
  • USCIS Postpones Conference Call on Deferred Action (Updated 7/26/12)(729 KB - 7/26/2012)
    USCIS public statement announcing that 7/26/12 national stakeholder conference call on deferred action for childhood arrivals has been postponed and will announce a new date and time as soon as possible. AILA Doc. No. 12072549.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072549.
  • 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.
  • DHS Postpones 7/9/12 Deferred Action Teleconference (Updated 7/6/12)(502 KB - 7/6/2012)
    DHS postpones 7/9/12 stakeholder call regarding Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 2012 memorandum on exercising prosecutorial discretion on an individualized basis for certain individuals who came to the U.S. as children. AILA Doc. No. 12070248.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070248.
  • Secretary Napolitano Participates in White House Naturalization Ceremony(828 KB - 7/5/2012)
    DHS press release announcing that Secretary Janet Napolitano & USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas joined President Barack Obama at the White House for a naturalization ceremony for 25 service members from 17 countries, where she administered the Oath of Allegiance. AILA Doc. No. 12070561.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070561.
  • 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.
  • DHS Anti-Human Trafficking Stakeholder Event(727 KB - 6/26/2012)
    DHS invitation for 7/25/12 stakeholder event hosted by DHS Blue Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking with subject matter experts from across DHS on issues related to the Department’s ongoing efforts to prevent & combat human trafficking. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 12062644.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062644.
  • 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 June 2012 Blue Campaign Newsletter(808 KB - 6/20/2012)
    DHS June 2012 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. 12062047.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062047.
  • DHS Invitation for Stakeholder Engagement on Deferred Action for Certain Young People(491 KB - 6/16/2012)
    DHS invitation for a 6/18/12 stakeholder conference call to discuss Secretary Napolitano’s memo directing DHS components to exercise prosecutorial discretion on an individualized basis with respect to individuals who came to the U.S. as children. Call information provided. AILA Doc. No. 12061660.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061660.
  • 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.
  • DHS Blog on Joint Port Operations With 8 Canadian Airports (6/13/2012)
    DHS blog post announcing the establishment of Binational Port Operations Committees at eight Canadian airports that provide a U.S. preclearance service, as part of their commitment under the Beyond the Border Action Plan for Perimeter Security. AILA Doc. No. 12061352.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061352.
  • U.S. & Korea Announce Reciprocal Trusted Traveler Agreement(617 KB - 6/8/2012)
    DHS media advisory announcing a 6/12/12 press conference where Secretary Napolitano and Korean Minister of Justice Jae-Jin Kwon will jointly announce a reciprocal agreement for each nation’s trusted traveler programs at Washington Dulles International Airport. AILA Doc. No. 12060847.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060847.
  • 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.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano Speech at Migration Policy Institute(998 KB - 5/31/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Janet Napolitano’s 5/31/12 speech at Migration Policy Institute where she discussed the visa waiver program & Global Entry trusted traveler program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12053152.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053152.
  • 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 Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Jerusalem(969 KB - 5/21/2012)
    DHS press release on Security Janet Napolitano’s visit to Jerusalem where she met with Israeli officials to discuss security-related issues and signed a Joint Statement on the implementation of the Global Entry trusted traveler program for Israeli citizens. AILA Doc. No. 12052160.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052160.
  • 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 Press Release on Cross-Border Business with Canada(954 KB - 5/14/2012)
    DHS press release announcing joint U.S.-Canada consultations with key government stakeholders on cross-border business to increase efforts to facilitate business travel between the United States and Canada. AILA Doc. No. 12051445.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051445.
  • DHS Blog on U.S. & Canada Joint Guide on Border Management (5/14/2012)
    DHS blog post announcing joint release of the “Consideration for United States – Canada Border Traffic Disruption Management” guide which both countries are working together to address threats within, at, and away from our borders, while expediting lawful trade and travel. AILA Doc. No. 12051443.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051443.
  • DHS Blog Post on STEM Degree Programs Expansions (5/11/2012)
    DHS blog post by director for academic engagement Lauren Kielsmeier on 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. 12051147.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051147.
  • 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.
  • Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks at Center for American Progress(864 KB - 5/9/2012)
    DHS readout of Secretary Napolitano’s speech at Center for American Progress on training programs for DHS personnel who work in an immigration-related setting on the requirements of the Violence Against Women Act and a resource guide for local law enforcement on U visas. AILA Doc. No. 12050942.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050942.
  • Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Speech at Conference on the Americas(563 KB - 5/8/2012)
    DHS press release outlining remarks of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano at the 42nd Annual Conference on the Americas luncheon underscoring DHS’ commitment to leveraging international partnerships to strengthen security and expedite legitimate trade and travel. AILA Doc. No. 12050862.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050862.
  • 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.
  • DHS Pre-Check Program Reaches More Than 1,000,000 Passengers(850 KB - 5/7/2012)
    DHS press release stating that 1 million travelers have passed through the TSA Pre-Check pre-screening initiative which is currently available for U.S. citizens who are members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs and select frequent flyers of participating airlines. AILA Doc. No. 12050748.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050748.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Australia(912 KB - 5/3/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Janet Napolitano’s delivered remarks at the Australian National University, highlighting the importance of security, strong international partnerships & underscoring DHS commitment to protecting privacy rights through the DHS Privacy Office. AILA Doc. No. 12050340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050340.
  • Readout of DHS Secretary Napolitano’s Trip to New Zealand(706 KB - 5/2/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Janet Napolitano’s bilateral meetings with Prime Minister John Key & other New Zealand counterparts to discuss a variety of issues including information sharing, trusted traveler programs, combating transnational crime and human trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 12050261.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050261.
  • DHS Announces Further Expansion of Pre-Check Program(719 KB - 4/24/2012)
    DHS press release on expansion of TSA Pre-Check Program with Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Alaska Airlines is the third airline to begin offering TSA Pre-Check, in addition to Delta and American Airlines. AILA Doc. No. 12042452.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042452.
  • 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 “Beyond the Border” Outreach Events (4/13/2012)
    DHS calendar of outreach events for “Beyond the Border,” a joint U.S.-Canada declaration of a shared approach to security, while expediting lawful trade and travel. AILA Doc. No. 12041345.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041345.
  • 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.
  • DHS Bulletin Newsletter, April 2012(326 KB - 4/11/2012)
    DHS Bulletin newsletter from 4/9/12 outlining press releases, statements, op-eds, testimony, blog posts and other public documents about DHS activities, including the agency’s new Language Access Plan. AILA Doc. No. 12041160.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041160.
  • DHS Readout on Secretary Napolitano's Upcoming Visit to New Mexico(604 KB - 4/6/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Janet Napolitano’s upcoming 4/12/12 remarks at commencement ceremonies for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Academy’s 1,000th graduating class. AILA Doc. No. 12040654.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040654.
  • DHS Bulletin Newsletter, March 2012(587 KB - 4/5/2012)
    DHS Bulletin newsletter from 3/27/12 outlining press releases, statements, op-eds, testimony, blog posts and other public documents about DHS activities, including the proposed expansion of joint customs declarations. AILA Doc. No. 12040552.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040552.
  • Press Release on Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks on Border Security(875 KB - 4/5/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Janet Napolitano’s remarks at the National War College highlighting the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) strategy for securing the Southwest border while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. AILA Doc. No. 12040549.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040549.
  • 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.
  • DHS Announces New Language Access Plan (4/3/2012)
    DHS blog post from Acting Officer for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Tamara Kessler announcing that DHS has published its first-ever Language Access Plan to address the language needs of persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). AILA Doc. No. 12040344.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040343.
  • DHS Blog on Family Definition Expansion on Joint Customs Declarations (3/27/2012)
    DHS blog post by Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute on expansion of definition of the term “members of a family residing in one household” to include domestic relationships, which would allow more U.S. returning residents to file a joint customs declaration. AILA Doc. No. 12032744.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032744.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano Designates Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)(428 KB - 3/23/2012)
    DHS press release from Secretary Janet Napolitano on 3/23/12 designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians currently present in the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12032370.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032370.
  • DHS Expands Pre-Check Program to Chicago and Washington DC Airports(718 KB - 3/21/2012)
    DHS press release on the expansion of TSA PreCheck™, a passenger pre-screening initiative, to additional airports including Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. AILA Doc. No. 12032139.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032139.
  • 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 Congressional Testimony on DHS FY2013 Budget(260 KB - 3/8/2012)
    Press release on full written testimony of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano for a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing on the President’s budget request for DHS for Fiscal Year 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12030864.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030864.
  • Readout of Congressional Testimony on Coast Guard FY2013 Budget(216 KB - 3/8/2012)
    DHS press release on written testimony readout of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp Jr. for a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing on the President’s budget request for TSA for Fiscal Year 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12030863.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030863.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano Speech to National Congress of American Indians(647 KB - 3/7/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s remarks at National Congress of American Indians 2012 Executive Council Winter Session, highlighting DHS’ ongoing commitment to working with tribes and tribal governments to make our nation more safe, secure and resilient. AILA Doc. No. 12030766.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030766.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Canada with Attorney General Holder(748 KB - 3/5/2012)
    DHS readout of Secretary Napolitano’s participation in the Cross-Border Crime Forum with US Attorney General Eric Holder and their Canadian counterparts where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to better prevent and combat human smuggling and trafficking. AILA Doc. No. 12030562.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030562.
  • 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 Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Panama(572 KB - 3/1/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Napolitano’s visit to Panama to discuss the United States government’s efforts in facilitating trade and travel, enhancing information sharing and working to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain. AILA Doc. No. 12030160.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030160.
  • DHS Press Release on Secretary Napolitano’s Upcoming Visit to Canada(493 KB - 2/29/2012)
    DHS press release on Secretary Napolitano’s upcoming visit to Ottawa, Canada on 3/2/12 to advance President Obama and Prime Minister Harper’s Beyond the Border initiative and shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness. AILA Doc. No. 12022949.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022949.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica(38 KB - 2/29/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Napolitano’s visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica to discuss the United States government’s efforts in facilitating trade and travel, enhancing information sharing and working to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain. AILA Doc. No. 12022960.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022960.
  • Congressional Testimony of TSA Administrator on FY2013 Budget(589 KB - 2/28/2012)
    Written testimony of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole for a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing on the President’s budget request for TSA for Fiscal Year 2013. AILA Doc. No. 12022835.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022835.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Mexico and Guatemala(484 KB - 2/28/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Napolitano’s visit to Mexico and Guatemala to discuss the United States government’s efforts in facilitating trade and travel, enhancing information sharing and working to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain. AILA Doc. No. 12022847.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022847.
  • DHS Statement on Secretary Napolitano’s Upcoming Visit to Mexico & Central America(251 KB - 2/24/2012)
    DHS press release about Secretary Napolitano’s upcoming visit to Mexico City and Central America to discuss government’s efforts in facilitating trade and travel, enhancing information sharing and working to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain. AILA Doc. No. 12022466,
    AILA Doc. No. 12022466.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano Blogs About Border Security (2/22/2012)
    Blog post from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano about her recent travels to Arizona and Texas with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David Aguilar to see DHS operations at the Southwest Border. AILA Doc. No. 12022248.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022248.
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Texas Border(32 KB - 2/22/2012)
    DHS press release with Secretary Napolitano’s statement in McAllen, Texas with CBP Acting Commissioner David Aguilar to see CBP operations at the Southwest border, discuss the efforts to secure the border while facilitating lawful travel and trade. AILA Doc. No. 12022260.
    AILA Doc. No. 12022260.
  • DHS Statement on Secretary Napolitano’s Upcoming Visit to Texas Border(43 KB - 2/16/2012)
    Press release statement from DHS press secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napoliatno’s upcoming visit to Texas with CBP Acting Commissioner David Aguilar to see CBP operations at the Southwest border and receive briefings on efforts to secure the border. AILA Doc. No. 12021668.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021668.
  • 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 Secretary Napolitano Announces FY2013 Budget Request(43 KB - 2/13/2012)
    DHS press release from 2/13/12 announcing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) fiscal year 2013 budget request of $39.5 billion in net discretionary funding, including priority sections on border control and immigration law enforcement. AILA Doc. No. 12021365.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021365.
  • DHS Expands Pre-Check Pilot Program to Busiest Airports(96 KB - 2/8/2012)
    DHS press release on the expansion of TSA Pre-Check, a passenger pre-screening initiative, to additional airports across the country following the program’s success at seven pilot locations. AILA Doc. No. 12020861.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020861.
  • DHS Bulletin Newsletter, January 2012(563 KB - 2/3/2012)
    DHS Bulletin newsletter from 1/27/12 outlining press releases, statements, op-eds, testimony, blog posts and other public documents about DHS activities, including Secretary Napolitano’s second annual “State of America’s Homeland Security” address. AILA Doc. No. 12020346.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020346.
  • 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.
  • Join DHS Secretary Napolitano’s Second Annual State of Homeland Security Speech (1/30/2012)
    DHS invitation for Secretary Janet Napolitano’s second annual State of Homeland Security Speech at the National Press Club at 1pm EST on 1/30/12. AILA Doc. No. 12013063.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013063.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano Discusses Visa Waiver Program Information Sharing at Aspen Roundtable(48 KB - 1/17/2012)
    DHS press release outlining Aspen Institute roundtable with international partners to strengthen global travel, trade networks, and combat global threats with 21 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries and two VWP aspirants to share information about terrorists and criminals. AILA Doc. No. 12011770.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011770.
  • DHS Secretary Napolitano Joins White House Roundtable on Human Trafficking(930 KB - 1/12/2012)
    DHS press release highlighting Secretary Janet Napolitano’s White House roundtable meeting with public and private sector representatives to discuss the DHS efforts to combat human trafficking, in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. AILA Doc. No. 12011249.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011249.
  • DHS Resource Page on Human Trafficking (1/10/2012)
    DHS online portal with helpful resources on preventing human trafficking for victims, families, businesses and lawyers. AILA Doc. No. 12011071.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011071.
  • DHS Blog on USCIS Proposed Regulatory Change (1/6/2012)
    DHS blog on USCIS proposed regulatory change to decrease the time U.S. citizens are separated from family members who are legally immigrating to the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12010621.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010621.
  • 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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