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March 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fecha límite de REAL ID se Pospone por Un Año

La fecha límite de REAL ID se pospuso un año para el 1 de octubre de 2021, anunció el jueves el secretario interino del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos, Chad F. Wolf. Originalmente, la fecha límite era el 1 de octubre de 2020. Se retrasó para dar cabida a los esfuerzos de respuesta […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

REAL ID Deadline Postponed One Year

The REAL ID deadline has been postponed one year to Oct. 1, 2021, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced Thursday.  Originally, the deadline was Oct. 1, 2020. It was delayed to accommodate COVID-19 response efforts, as many MVAs and DMVs are currently closed or restricting access.   “Protecting both the health […]

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February 27, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Homeland Security Allowing REAL ID Documents to be Submitted Electronically

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will now allow required documents for REAL ID applications to be submitted electronically. In a letter sent by DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf, state governors were notified that applicants may now pre-submit identity and lawful source documents electronically, prior to an in-person DMV visit. They are […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: ICE Notice at White Oak Apartment A Hoax

Councilmember Will Jawando shared two photos Thursday on Facebook that showed a fake notice posted on doors at the White Oak Gardens Apartments in Silver Spring. The notice had the Department of Homeland Security’s crest in the upper left corner and claimed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be on the premises starting Aug. […]

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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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