Beware of DHS Hotline Scam

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently warned the public about an apparent scam involving the DHS OIG hotline telephone number. The fraud alert states that scammers have modified their caller IDs to appear as if their calls are...

DHS’ Kelly: Congress needs to fix immigration laws

By Kevin Robillard Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called on Congress to fix the nation’s immigration laws, arguing his department shouldn’t have as much discretion as it does on deportations. “I would argue, Chuck, that we have to...

Statement from Secretary Kelly on recent ICE enforcement actions

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have...

DHS Announces Rule On Final International Entrepreneur

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a final rule to improve the ability of certain promising start-up founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve our nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and...

DHS Filing Fee Increase Goes into Effect December 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a final rule increasing the fees for immigration benefits by a weighted average of 21%. The fee increase comes in the midst of some of the longest CIS adjudication times in recent memory, with simple H-1B extensions...

DHS Proposes New Fee Increases in the Midst of Lengthy CIS Service Delays

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published a proposed rule to increase the fees for immigration benefits by a weighted average of 21%. The proposed fee increase comes in the midst of some of the longest CIS adjudication times in recent memory, with H-1B...

US Deported Immigrants Dropped in 2015

The United States deported fewer immigrants in 2015 than in the past 15 years, an Obama administration report revealed Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its end of Fiscal Year 2015 statistics, which reflect the U.S. immigration enforcement efforts that...

DHS Releases End of Fiscal Year 2015 Statistics

WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 statistics which reflect the Department’s immigration enforcement efforts that prioritize convicted criminals and threats to public safety, border security, and national...

DHS Secretary Statement on the Washington Post’s November 9 Story Concerning Digitized Records

On November 9, The Washington Post published “DHS Bid to Go Digital Falls Flat,” a story on the digitization program launched by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in 2006. The story fails to recognize the progress DHS and USCIS have made in recent years to correct...

DHS deportation program meets with resistance

By Jerry Markon Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter scaled back cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration- enforcement efforts in April 2014, accusing agents of aggressively targeting for deportation illegal immigrants who led otherwise law-abiding...
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