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USA Today is reporting that the immigration program known as 287(g) is coming to an end. The program gives authority to local law enforcement officials to act somewhat continue reading »
The Department of Homeland Security citing the “ongoing disruptions” from the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvadoran asked the administration to extend the freeze on Salvadoran deportations. continue reading »
The review of pending deportation cases and the instructions to all elements of DHS over how immigrants that meet certain criteria should be handled has come after months of sustained advocacy by Congressman Gutierrez, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, other Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, and determined public pressure by from clergy, advocates, immigrants, and DREAM Act students nationwide. continue reading »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced significant changes to Secure Communities(S-Comm), the department’s signature immigration enforcement program. Starting Friday, DHS will unilaterally rescind Memoranda of Agreement with 42 states that authorized fingerprint information sharing with DHS under the flawed S-Comm progra continue reading »
Watch IPC's Michele Waslin discussing discussses the Immigration Policy Center's Second Annual Review of Department of Homeland Security. continue reading »
The Border Patrol Station in McAllen Texas will be testing iris scan technology for the next two weeks. The Dept. of Homeland Sec (DHS) will be testing machines than can be used from 3 to 4 feet away including one that simply works as people walk by. The test will help the department determine how useful these scanners might be in the future on a broader basis. continue reading »
The Obama administration has continued a Bush administration policy which permits officers at U.S. borders to detain travelers' laptop computers and examine their contents even without suspecting the traveler of wrongdoing -- continue reading »