The Department of Homeland Security issued its final rule on custody of two groups of noncitizen children, establishing different procedures for the treatment of children accompanied by at least one parent at the border prior to arrest and “unaccompanied alien children.”
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Unauthorized border crossings are the most prosecuted federal crime in the U.S. and an unlikely focus of the Democratic presidential primary. Why have such crimes come into the spotlight? And what effect would decriminalizing illegal entry into the U.S. really have?
The manner in which the Trump administration has installed Cuccinelli as acting director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services may not violate the plain letter of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. But it can’t be reconciled with the law’s spirit.
The president justified new restrictions on asylum as a response to the recent marked uptick in arrivals at the southern border. But each measure is a blunt instrument that could harm bona fide asylum claimants.
Efforts to expand the mission of the National Counterterrorism Center should begin with a review of how the Department of Homeland Security has addressed domestic terrorism since its inception in 2003.
To quote Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.”
On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injuction of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols requiring non-Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to be deported to Mexico while their request is processed. The injuction, issued in Innovation Law Lab et al, v. Nielsen, is scheduled to take effect on Friday, Apr. 12. The order is available in full here and below.
The program represents a shift toward moment-by-moment monitoring of immigrant activities during the lifecycle of their interactions with the United States.
On Nov. 6, 2018—Election Day—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI, affirming their agencies' continued efforts to assist state and local election officials and to combat foreign influence efforts.