Immigration

US Immigration Agents Instructed to ID Detained Undocumented Immigrants' Deferred Action Eligibility

Under President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, U.S. immigration agents have been instructed to ask apprehended undocumented immigrants if they might qualify for his deferred action programs.
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ICE, Homeland Security Host First-Ever Anti-Human Trafficking Seminar for Mexico Law Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its immigration agency hosted an anti-human trafficking seminar in Mexico with dozens of representatives from the country plagued with reoccurring drug, kidnapping and gun violence.
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House Democrats Nominate Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard as Top Democrat on Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee; First Latina to Hold Role

Democrats have recommended one of their own to become the first Latina to serve as a Ranking Member or Chair on an appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives.
White House, Customs and Border Protection Criticize House Republicans on Immigration Executive Actions Overturn

White House, Border Protection Criticize House GOP on Overturning Immigration Executive Actions

The White House criticized Republicans of the House of Representatives for complicating efforts to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the implementation of President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions.
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Homeland Security, State Department Launch 'Aggressive' DAPA, DACA Fact Campaign in Mexico, Central America

The next phase of President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions has launched with a fact awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of State and Homeland Security.
Obama's Executive Actions Could Mean More Provisional Waivers for Immigrants

Obama's Executive Actions Could Mean More Provisional Waivers for Immigrants

President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions are expected to provide new regulations and policies affecting immigrant visas and provisional waivers.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Details Strengthening Border Security Following Obama's Executive Order

Homeland Security Reveals Details on Strengthening Border Security Following Obama's Executive Order

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has released detailed plans to improve security along the country's borders following President Barack Obama's immigration reform executive orders.
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Obama Immigration Executive Action Supported by Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

While President Barack Obama is scheduled to announce an executive action on immigration policy in the next few weeks, former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano proclaimed her support of the president due to inaction from Congress.
Wendy Nunez, originally from Honduras, holds her daughter, Gianella Hernandez, as she attends an Immigration Field Hearing held by U.S. Rep Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) at Broward College on August 13, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Immigrant Rights Advocates File Lawsuit to Release FOIA Information on Artesia Detention Facility

Immigrant rights groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government in hopes to release documents pertaining to the expedited removal process of undocumented immigrant families.
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Senate Democrats to Homeland Security Secretary: Refugee Mothers and Children 'Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals'

Several Senate Democrats penned a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about their opposition to the creation of the largest immigrant detention facility in the country.
Latino children are largely living without healthcare

US Homeland Security's Immigration Statistics: Deportations Hit Record High in 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released its immigration statistics for 2013 and revealed more Mexicans were removed from the U.S. than any other nationality.
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Child Migration to US 'Neither Sin or Crime,' Says Guatemala Foreign Affairs Minister at UN

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly's General Debate, Guatemala's foreign affairs minister said the influx of undocumented immigrant children to the United States should not be considered a crime.
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Immigration to US Needs to be Addressed by United Nations, Says El Salvador President

El Salvador's president spoke before the United Nations about decreasing poverty levels, quality of life and migration of children that's also affecting Central America.
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Immigration Rights Groups Criticize ICE's New Texas Family Detention Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced plans to establish a new family detention facility to address the increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants entering the country, and national Latino and immigrant rights groups are not pleased.
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US Deportation Rate of Undocumented Immigrants Drops 20 Percent During 2014 Fiscal Year

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is on track to deport the fewest number of undocumented immigrants since 2007 as President Barack Obama has eased deportations by 20 percent.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Details Strengthening Border Security Following Obama's Executive Order

Immigrant Rights Advocates, Attorneys Highlight Abuses at Immigration Family Detention Facilities as DHS Plans Expansion

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is set to expand detention facilities housing apprehended undocumented immigrant families. Immigrant rights advocates and lawyers have called the DHS decision "controversial" due to existing detention facility conditions.
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