USCIS

New DHS Secretary John Kelly Should Act Swiftly to Clean up TPS Mess

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security quietly announced that, effective March 18, 2017, temporary protected status (TPS) for Somalis would extend another 18 months through September 17, 2018. TPS status includes employment authorization documents, and is de facto permanent residency. Moreover, TPS is granted to aliens regardless of their immigration status at the time it’s announced.

Customs and Border Protection Agent Swaps Illegal Entry for Sex, Cash

On September 9, FBI agents arrested U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Jose Luis Cota on suspicion of allowing aliens to cross into the U.S. through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in exchange for cash bribes and sex.

Obama is at it Again: Amnesty Teleconference – You’re not Invited

The Obama administration’s determination to grant lawful permanent residence to illegal immigrants without congressional approval marches on unabated. Obama’s goal is to dismantle as much immigration law as possible during his remaining weeks in the White House.

DHS Nominates Manager Who Shielded Terror Suspect from Joint Terrorism Task Force for Secretary’s Award for Valor

On December 2, 2015, Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook carried out a terror attack in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 dead and 22 wounded. The guns the terrorists used are alleged to have been provided by Enrique Marquez.

New DOJ Stats Confirm Old Pattern: Central Americans No-Shows in Immigration Court

Since I have sisters, nieces and nephews who live in Guatemala, I’m privy to information about just how much – or how little – violence occurs in the country and throughout Central America. A credible fear of violence is the reason given to immigration officials by 70 percent of Central American families who surge the Mexico-U.S. border.

American IT Workers Suffer Setback … but the Court Case Will Continue

Spouses of H-1B visa holders will soon be eligible for employment, a benefit they understood would not be available to them once they came to the United States.

USCIS Director: America’s Immigration System ‘Unjust’

Although the United States has the world’s most generous immigration system, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez recently referred to it as “unjust.”

Botched USCIS Computer Implementation Costs Big, Leaves Gaping Loopholes for Terrorists, Fraud

Whenever I’m asked about the government’s ability to manage immigration programs, I always answer that after nearly 30 years of immigration research, I can’t recall a single thing the feds ever did to carry out a plan as originally promised.

Speed Kills at USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is one of the component agencies under the aegis of the DHS, an agency that has proven to be so inept and devoid of integrity and vital resources that I have come to refer to it as the Department of Homeland Surrender.

USCIS is charged with adjudicating applications for a variety of immigration benefits, such as permitting foreign students to change schools, providing aliens with lawful status and Green Cards, and conferring U.S. citizenship to aliens through the naturalization process.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Background Checks Require a Reality Check

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013, that resulted in the death of 13 people, including the gunman, President Obama, as reported by ABC News on September 17, 2013, said:

The fact that we do not have a firm enough background-check system is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings.

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