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Readout of Secretary Kelly’s Trip to Mexico

On Wednesday and Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other senior Mexican government officials in Mexico City. Discussions with the President, Secretaries Videgaray and Meade, and Attorney General Cervantes focused on security, trade facilitation, immigration control, drug interdiction, drug demand reduction in the United States and joint efforts to confront transnational organized crime. Secretary Kelly will meet with Secretary Osorio Chong on Friday.

Legal Immigration and Adjustment of Status Quarterly Report

As directed by the March 6 Memorandum from President Trump on Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and for the American People, the Department of Homeland Security has issued its first quarterly report detailing the number of adjustments of immigration status that occurred during the reporting period, disaggregated by type of adjustment, type and detailed class of admission, and country of nationality. 

Written testimony of ICE for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership As Well As Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Assessing Federal Efforts to End the Threat”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Acting Executive Associate Director Derek Bennerm and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence address the mission of ICE, its efforts to disrupt, dismantle and investigate violent gang activity within the United States, and its role in addressing issues related to unaccompanied alien children arriving in the United States.

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 ICE Acting Director for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Customs and Border Protection FY18 Budget Request”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan addresses the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for ICE, and ICE’s priorities and continued efforts toward efficient and effective use of congressionally provided resources in carrying out the homeland security mission.

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.

DHS Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released today the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report. The report provides data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrant visitors through an air or sea Port of Entry (POE) and were expected to depart in FY16.

 

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