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.
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.
Statement from Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the San Ysidro Port Of Entry closure.
DHS Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During the California Wildfires
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the devastation the Camp Fire wildfire has caused in northern California and the Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire wildfires have caused in southern 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.
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.
On September 22, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will clearly define long-standing law to ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits.
The following is the text of the proposed rule that the Secretary signed on September 21, 2018. The official version of this document will publish in the Federal Register and be available at https://www.federalregister.gov. The comment period will open on the date of the official version’s publication in the Federal Register.
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).