Category: Department of Homeland Security

doj-officials-blame-trump-for-child-separation-under-zero-tolerance-policy
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Jan
2021

DOJ Officials Blame Trump For Child Separation Under Zero Tolerance PolicyDOJ Officials Blame Trump For Child Separation Under Zero Tolerance Policy

Leadership officials blamed President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy on separating thousands of children from their families, according to a report by the Department of Justice Inspector General released on Thursday.   The implementation of the zero-tolerance policy directly resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families and led to various problems that […]

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biden’s-perceived-‘open-borders’-stance-will-increase-smuggling,-cbp-says
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Dec
2020

Biden’s Perceived ‘Open Borders’ Stance Will Increase Smuggling, CBP SaysBiden’s Perceived ‘Open Borders’ Stance Will Increase Smuggling, CBP Says

Illegal immigration continued to increase through November largely due to smugglers fuelling perceptions that U.S. borders will be open under the incoming Biden administration, Customs and Border Protection announced Monday. Around 70,000 enforcement actions, including more than 61,000 run-ins with single adults, occurred in November 2020, a 64% increase from November 2019, Acting Commissioner Mark […]

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Dec
2020

DHS To Accept New DACA ‘Dreamer’ Applications Under Trump AdministrationDHS To Accept New DACA ‘Dreamer’ Applications Under Trump Administration

The Department of Homeland Security will begin accepting first-time Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival applications starting Monday, officials announced. U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas George Garaufis issued an opinion requiring U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that was in effect before September 2017, according to the […]

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biden’s-dhs-pick-says-‘new-immigration-system’-is-necessary,-provides-few-details
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Dec
2020

Biden’s DHS Pick Says ‘New Immigration System’ Is Necessary, Provides Few DetailsBiden’s DHS Pick Says ‘New Immigration System’ Is Necessary, Provides Few Details

President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security nominee called the U.S. immigration system “broken,” and provided few details on how he would approach reform, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Alejandro Mayorkas said that the reforms will require support from both parties during a Zoom call hosted by the American Business Immigration Coalition, the Herald reported. […]

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cbp-program-to-collect-dna-from-illegal-immigrant-detainees-in-‘full-force’-by-the-end-of-the-year
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Dec
2020

CBP Program To Collect DNA From Illegal Immigrant Detainees In ‘Full Force’ By The End Of The YearCBP Program To Collect DNA From Illegal Immigrant Detainees In ‘Full Force’ By The End Of The Year

A pilot program to collect DNA samples from individuals in Customs and Border Protection custody will be fully implemented on Dec. 31, officials announced Thursday. The pilot program began in January of this year and was given three years to meet the legal requirements to implement national collection, according to CBP. The program was expanded […]

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hackers-target-coronavirus-vaccine-supply-chain-in-global-phishing-attack,-report-says
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Dec
2020

Hackers Target Coronavirus Vaccine Supply Chain In Global Phishing Attack, Report SaysHackers Target Coronavirus Vaccine Supply Chain In Global Phishing Attack, Report Says

Hackers likely backed by foreign powers have initiated a global phishing attack on companies involved in the shipping of the coronavirus vaccine, according to a cybersecurity report. The hackers disguised themselves as a business executive from Haier Biomedical, a legitimate cold storage company involved in the coronavirus vaccine supply chain, in emails sent to organizations […]

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dhs-blocks-cotton-imports-from-chinese-slave-labor-camps-from-entering-us
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Dec
2020

DHS Blocks Cotton Imports From Chinese Slave Labor Camps From Entering USDHS Blocks Cotton Imports From Chinese Slave Labor Camps From Entering US

Cotton products manufactured through slave labor in China will be detained upon entering the U.S., officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 30 withhold release order targets Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps following recent information that the company used forced labor from internment camps in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, officials with the Customs and Border Protection […]

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Nov
2020

US Deported 6 Women Who Complained About Medical Malpractice At Georgia ICE FacilityUS Deported 6 Women Who Complained About Medical Malpractice At Georgia ICE Facility

Six Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees who received care from a doctor accused of medical malpractice at a private facility in Georgia have been deported with more to follow, NBC Boston reported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reportedly preparing to deport at least seven other detainees who received care from Dr. Mahendra Amin, according […]

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Oct
2020

DHS Agencies Preparing For Potential Civil Unrest Surrounding Election DayDHS Agencies Preparing For Potential Civil Unrest Surrounding Election Day

Two immigration agencies under the Department of Homeland Security are planning for possible civil unrest in relation to the general election, CNN reported Monday. Federal and local officials are reportedly working together to get ready for possible large-scale protests, according to CNN. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will have personnel on standby the week of […]

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dna-collection,-visa-and-asylum-reforms:-here-are-immigration-reforms-the-trump-administration-has-pushed
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Oct
2020

DNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has PushedDNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has Pushed

Under Trump administration reforms, individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. will be denied unless they previously sought protection from the country they are fleeing, with limited exceptions for those who can “establish a reasonable fear of persecution or torture.”  The ACLU said the Trump Administration is attempting to “radically” change the immigration system by collecting […]

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