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Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”)

On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014 memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) because there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy. 

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Clark Settles address the progress the DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Written testimony of USCIS for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “Vows for Visas: Investigating K-1 Fiancé Fraud ”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Operations Directorate Associate Director Daniel Renaud, USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate Associate Director Donald Neufeld, and USCIS Fraud Detection & National Security Associate Director Matt Emrich address the role of USCIS in the interagency process for adjudicating nonimmigrant fiancé(e) petitions, and its efforts to combat marriage fraud.

Transcript of Media Availability on Executive Order with Secretary Kelly and DHS Leadership

Today Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly participated in a media availability alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan, and DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Acting Undersecretary David Glawe to discuss the operational implementation of the president’s executive orders. Following is a transcript of their remarks.

Photo of the Week

Special naturalization ceremony on Ellis IslandOver six decades, more than 12 million immigrants came through Ellis Island. Today, 298 people sat in the same place under the American flag and become new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in the Great Hall. We welcome and celebrate our newest fellow Americans in honor of Citizenship Day and Constitution Week.

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