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NYT: Why Common Critiques of DACA Are Misleading

Common Critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Are Misleading In the September 8, 2017 edition of The New York Times, Linda Qiu reports about common critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that are misleading: “Defenders of President Trump’s decision to rescind an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded young immigrants from deportation have offered misleading  Read more→

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AILA:  Customs & Border Production Launches Redesigned Website for Visa Waiver Program Visitors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched today the redesigned website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) visitors to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the United States. The new website makes the process of applying for an ESTA more user-friendly and will improve and better facilitate the experience for  Read more→

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CBP Testing New Technology to Collect Biometric Data from Departing Foreign Nationals

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun testing a mobile device to collect biometric data from a limited number of foreign national air travelers departing the United States. Officers will compare biometrics collected via the handheld device to the biometrics collected when the traveler entered the United States. The testing will begin at Hartsfield-Jackson  Read more→

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Report Finds Border Patrol Deported Unaccompanied Children Without Proper Screening

Amy Grenier writes in Immigration Impact that “a  recent U.S. government report found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deported thousands of Mexican unaccompanied children (UACs) under age 14 in violation of its own policies, without adequately screening them for independent decision-making or of their fear of returning to Mexico. “The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)  Read more→

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Class Action Suit Challenges “Unconstitutional Conditions” in CBP Detention Facilities

The American Immigration Council reports that  immigrant rights groups have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging detention conditions in CBP (Customs and Border Protection) detention facilities. Immigrant rights groups have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging detention conditions in CBP (Customs and Border Protection) detention facilities. The complaint alleges that Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women,  Read more→

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Beware of Immigration Scams!

IMMIGRATION SCAMS CAN HURT YOU! Español After President Obama announces his plans tonight for executive action on immigration the Internet, newspapers, radio, community bulletin boards and storefronts will be filled with advertisements offering immigration help. Some will be immigration scams. Not all of this information is from attorneys and accredited representatives. Information that comes from organizations and individuals  Read more→

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Government Warns Against Immigration Scams Targeting Families of Unaccompanied Children

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-San Antonio Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-South Texas Campaign seek to warn the public about immigration scams and new fraud schemes which attempt to exploit and prey on relatives of the recent influx  Read more→

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I-94 Arrival and Departure Records Now Available for Five Years

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website that nonimmigrant travelers access for their arrival record now allows such travelers to access arrival and departure records going back five years from the request date. What is an I-94? The I-94 arrival/departure record is issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to certain aliens and is used for various  Read more→

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