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CBP Officers directed to enforce law with Common Sense on Visa Waiver Overstayers
August 13, 2004
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner announced today new discretion for CBP officers to grant norisk travelers who overstayed under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on a prior visit a onetime parole. The use of discretion by CBP supervisors will avoid the detention and handcuffing which Commissioner Bonner said was "inappropriate" for minor violations of the Visa Waiver Program.
USAID Announces Business Transformation Results Report
August 12, 2004
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a report on its business transformation achievements on August 9, 2004 in parallel to a government wide release of similar reports by each Cabinet department
CBP gets another weapon in its armor; Expedited Removal Authorization
August 12, 2004
The CBP has been granted the power to place certain aliens in expedited removal proceedings. The DHS believes that this step will enhance national security and public safety by facilitating prompt immigration determinations and enable DHS to deal more effectively with large volume of persons seeking illegal entry into the US.
Asylum officers' libido and lust leads him to conviction
August 07, 2004
The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Thomas A. Powell Jr., an Immigration and Naturalization Service asylum officer, on corruption and civil rights charges. Powell was convicted of using his power as an asylum officer to victimize two Chinese women in 2000.

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