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DHS Announces Greece's Designation as a Member of the Visa Waiver Program

Release Date: March 9, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the designation of Greece as a member of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)—strengthening passenger information sharing and ensuring strict security standards while streamlining travel for Greek citizens visiting the United States.

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Immigration Law : 

DHS Final Rule on 006 Automated Targeting System of Records

[Federal Register: February 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 22)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 5487-5491]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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Rules and Regulations

Federal Register

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Team Notes: 
AILA Doc. No. 10020343.
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DHS Implements Regulation to Enhance Attorney Discipline Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule to enhance the integrity of the immigration adjudication process. The rule clarifies who is authorized to represent applicants and petitioners in cases before DHS; updates and enhances the standards and disciplinary procedures for these immigration practitioners; and eliminates duplicative immigration adjudication rules, procedures and authority.

The new rules and procedures published today in the Federal Register take effect March 3.

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USCIS Announces Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans

On Jan. 18, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), today announced a humanitarian parole policy allowing orphaned children from Haiti to enter the United States temporarily on an individual basis to ensure that they receive the care they need—as part of the U.S. government’s ongoing support of international recovery efforts after last week’s earthquake.

Team Notes: 
AILA Doc. No. 10011961.
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Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

[Federal Register: January 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 11)]
[Notices]
[Page 2879-2880]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2009-0162]

RIN 1601-ZA08

Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces Streamlined Citizenship Application Process for Members of the Military

Release Date: January 15, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Rule Formalizes Longstanding Policy to Expedite Citizenship for Service Men and Women

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the publication of a rule formalizing DHS' longstanding policy to expedite and streamline the citizenship process for men and women bravely serving in America's armed forces.

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Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Transition To U.S. Immigration Law Begins in The CNMI

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that at 12:01 a.m. (CNMI local time/GMT +10.) , Nov. 28, the immigration laws of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) will be replaced by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and other U.S. immigration laws. The definition of “United States” in the INA simultaneously will be amended to include the CNMI—providing new privileges and easing restrictions to CNMI residents wishing to live and work in the United States.

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