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Secretary Nielsen Announces Historic Action to Confront Illegal Immigration

On December 20, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States.  Effective immediately, the United States will begin the process of invoking Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Under the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), individuals arriving in or entering the United States from Mexico—illegally or without proper documentation—may be returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

Walls Work

We are building the first new border wall in a decade. DHS is committed to building a wall at our southern border and building a wall quickly. Under this President we are building a new wall for the first time in a decade that is 30-feet high to prevent illegal entry and drug smuggling.

Declaración del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos (DHS) sobre la seguridad y el cumplimiento de las leyes de inmigración durante los incendios de California

Al Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE) y la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) les preocupa la devastación que ha causado el incendio Camp (Camp Fire) en el norte de California y la devastación que han causado los incendios Woolsey (Woolsey Fire) y Hill (Hill Fire) en el sur de California.

DHS Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Michael - Translations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Hurricane Michael to southern and southeastern portions of the United States, where Florida and Alabama are under states of emergency. The following are versions of the statement translated into various languages.

2014 Southwest Border Encounters: Three-Year Cohort Outcomes Analysis

Congress has directed the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans to report on the end-to-end enforcement lifecycle. This Office of Immigration Statistics report utilizes a new methodology to link person-level records across 19 DHS and Department of Justice data systems and to connect initial enforcement actions (apprehensions, inadmissibility determinations) to final or most-current enforcement outcomes (repatriations, relief from removal, and cases with pending proceedings or unexecuted removal orders).

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