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Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 14 Published: Dec 24, 2009 Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 14 "This issue covers the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in an immigration case involving whether a second drug possession offense is an aggravated felony, a new LAC resource on motions to suppress, favorable court of appeals’ decisions on detention and crimes of violence, and res judicata in
Revised Parole Policy for Arriving Aliens with Credible Fear Claims Published: Dec 17, 2009 What are the main differences between the new and old policies? Under the new policy, aliens who arrive in the United States at a port of entry and are found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture will automatically be considered by DRO for parole. This is a change from the prior policy, which required aliens to affirmatively request parole in
Surviving Spouse AFM Update - Revised Published: Dec 15, 2009 Surviving Spouse AFM Update - Revised "This memorandum supersedes an earlier memorandum on this subject, dated November 13, 2009, and provides updated guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices and service centers regarding the processing of Forms 1-130, petitions for alien relative, and 1-485, application to register
Age Determination Practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children in ICE Custody Published: Dec 9, 2009 Age Determination Practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children in ICE Custody "This report addresses Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s practices for determining the age of individuals in its custody, focusing on the use of dental or skeletal radiographs. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions,
The Expanding Web of Immigration Detention and Deportation Policy Published: Dec 7, 2009 Nancy Morawetz, professor of clinical law and founding director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University's School of Law
DHS Final Rule: Privacy Act Exemption Published: Dec 7, 2009 "The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department of Homeland Security/National Protections and Programs Directorate/U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology system of records entitled the ‘‘Department of Homeland Security/National Protections and Programs Directorate/U.S.
Huge Increase in Transfers of ICE Detainees Published: Dec 3, 2009 "The number of individuals held in custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the just-ended FY 2009 is now estimated to have reached 369,483 detainees, more than twice what the total was in FY 1999. According to a recent agency report, this growth means that ICE is now operating the largest detention system in the country. As the number of
DHS OIG Report on ICE Policies and Procedures Related to Detainee Transfers Published: Dec 3, 2009 DHS OIG has issued a report on ICE detainee transfer policies and procedures. The OIG recommended that ICE establish a national standard for reviewing each detainee's administrative file prior to a transfer determination and that ICE develop protocols with EOIR court administrators for exchanging hearing and transfer schedules. See: DHS OIG Report on ICE