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Articles Tagged: Department of Homeland Security

The Fourth Circuit Allows DHS to Recharge Removability on Same Grounds after Proceedings Terminated Without Prejudice 

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On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)’s termination without prejudice of removal proceedings based on respondent’s conviction of an aggravated felony, do not preclude the government from charging respondent with removability again in the future, based on the same conviction. In Calero […]

Nationality Trends in New Naturalized Citizens in the US

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released its Annual Flow Report analyzing naturalization patterns for the preceding year. This report uses administrative records consisting of information from naturalization applications in the preceding year, drawing conclusions as to present and future trends of immigration. In 2013, the United States naturalized a total of 779,929 persons, […]

Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve

Immigrants in Military

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“The Obama administration issued a new policy on Friday that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents. The long-awaited memorandum, coming after three years of deliberations by Department of Homeland Security officials, was an effort to […]

Immigration Reform and the State of the U.S. Psyche

Immigration Reform

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By: Parand Kashani The Washington Post published an article last week discussing immigration reform and U.S. strength and security. The article, written by Robert Kagan, gave an in-depth analysis on the debate over immigration policies, and discussed the current Senate bill in light of these considerations. Kagan discussed how immigration debates can tell us a […]

Going Paperless! New Arrival/Departure-Record I-94 Process for Foreign Visitors

Going paperless

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The most significant white I-94 card stapled to the visa of passports for nonimmigrant foreign nationals in land and seaports around the United States is a familiar image to many travelers.  This form is used to prove admission to the United States and determines the length of time one many stay. The United States Customs […]

Anticipation: Prosecutorial Discretion – What happens next?

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Is ICE trying to implement prosecutorial discretion which I thought had always been exercised and a prerogative or is this a “show and tell” display to meet a mandate? Specifically, ICE’s efforts have been focused on a pilot program in two cities for illegal immigrants whose cases fall under the jurisdiction of the Baltimore Immigration […]

NSEERS Registration is Terminated

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In late April, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it was ending the NSEERS ( National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) which was a special registration process for male foreign nationals from certain countries who are over age 16 and who entered the US as non-immigrants prior to September 10, 2001.  This program was implemented […]