Department of Justice Moves Against Sanctuary Jurisdictions

“Immigration Enforcement is an Essential Part of Law Enforcement”

Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions.

He spelled out a series of options, from lawsuits to debarment from funds to potential criminal prosecution under the harboring provisions of federal law. 

DHS Blocks New Yorkers from Trusted Traveler Programs

State Driver’s License Law Creates National Security Concerns

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced on Wednesday the termination of eligibility for enrollment and re-enrollment in Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for residents of New York.

It was important for the Department to act due to significant public safety, national security, and document integrity concerns stemming from the state’s new driver’s license law.

DHS Announces Expansion of Travel Restrictions

Citing national security interests, DHS announces new travel restrictions for six countries, to take effect February 22nd. DHS and State Department officials say that as many as 12,400 immigrant visa applicants could be affected (based on 2018 issuances from those countries), but of course there will be waivers.

Read more: U.S. Invokes Visa Sanctions Against Six Nations

Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in U.S. Immigration Courts

Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship

Our Immigration Judges need more resources, and bright-line rules to guide their determinations. Both resources and guidance have been lacking for years. Fortunately, the administration has made both a priority.

CIS Reports From America's Other Southern Border: Guatemala-Mexico

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico

DOJ Moves Moves Against Sanctuaries
DOJ Moves Moves Against Sanctuaries
New York Blocked from TTP
New York Blocked from TTP
Expansion of Travel Restrictions
Expansion of Travel Restrictions
House Hearing: Courts in Crisis
House Hearing: Courts in Crisis
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border

“Immigration Enforcement is an Essential Part of Law Enforcement”

Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions.

He spelled out a series of options, from lawsuits to debarment from funds to potential criminal prosecution under the harboring provisions of federal law. 

State Driver’s License Law Creates National Security Concerns

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced on Wednesday the termination of eligibility for enrollment and re-enrollment in Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for residents of New York.

It was important for the Department to act due to significant public safety, national security, and document integrity concerns stemming from the state’s new driver’s license law.

Citing national security interests, DHS announces new travel restrictions for six countries, to take effect February 22nd. DHS and State Department officials say that as many as 12,400 immigrant visa applicants could be affected (based on 2018 issuances from those countries), but of course there will be waivers.

Read more: U.S. Invokes Visa Sanctions Against Six Nations

Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship

Our Immigration Judges need more resources, and bright-line rules to guide their determinations. Both resources and guidance have been lacking for years. Fortunately, the administration has made both a priority.

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico Border Calculating a Trump Electoral Defeat"

Watch: "Video Report: How Trump's Policies Ended the Mass Migration Crisis on Mexico's Southern Border — For Now"

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