U.S. Department of Homeland Security

June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trump Administration Ends Protection for Undocumented Parents

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum Thursday overturning the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA was a series of  immigration executive actions signed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and prioritized […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fake Fliers Warn of Penalties Supporting Illegal Immigration

Fake fliers meant to scare the residents are being distributed in and around the District of Columbia warning of penalties for supporting illegal immigration, Takoma Park police said in a statement released Thursday. These fliers carry the logos of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Both agencies deny issuing […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Following the memorandums signed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on immigration and border security, some union leaders are speaking out condemning Kelly’s actions. 32BJ SEIU represents more than 163,000 property services workers in the U.S. Roughly 18,000 of 32BJ’s property service workers in the D.C. Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are immigrants […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, John Kelly, has signed two memorandums to implement the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration and border security. In his memos, Kelly describes in detail how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Citizenship and […]

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April 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Mikulski Asks Homeland Security Secretary to Make Available Unused H-2B Visas

During Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, on April 29, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski hand-delivered a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to conduct an audit on the number of non-immigrant H-2B visas that have been both requested and used in 2015. H-2B visa is a program that provides seasonal labor to Maryland’s […]

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