June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Unaccompanied immigrant children are facing abuse and mistreatment at the hands of US customs officials, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by a group of human rights organizations. The National Immigrant Justice Center, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Americans for Immigrant Justice, ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Wednesday entitled "Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse." The GAO report was initiated in part by government documents that found there were hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Under President George W. Bush, significant structural changes were made to US immigration enforcement and deportation procedures. In March 2003, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the enforcement of US immigration laws from Immigration and Natural Services ( ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 16, 2008, the Texas Border Coalition, a group of Texas-based business owners and officials, filed a class action lawsuit to enjoin the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a fence on the US-Mexico border. The group claimed that approval of the fence's construction ...[read more]
September 22, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 22, 2006, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to build a "virtual fence" along the borders with Canada and Mexico for controlling illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The project was to be carried out by Boeing Corporation, which was awarded a $67 million ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Max Slater
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order on Wednesday that instructs state agencies not to provide driver's licenses and other public benefits to undocumented immigrants who have gained the right to work under a new federal program known as Deferred Action. Brewer's executive order ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Saturday announced that the federal government will allow Florida access to a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immigration database to challenge individuals' voting rights if the state suspects them of not being US citizens. The Systematic Alien ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a directive on Friday saying that it will stop deporting many illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the US as children. In the memorandum, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that the DHS would exercise what it termed " ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott filed suit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against Department of Homeland Security and US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for banning the state from comparing names in the state voter system with those ...[read more]

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