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Senator Cornyn to chair Senate's Immigration Subcommittee
January 12, 2005
U.S. Senator John Cornyn will chair the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over immigration, citizenship, and refugee laws, and oversight of the immigrationrelated functions of the Department of Homeland Security.
ICE means business; Reports record alien removals
November 17, 2004
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that the removal of criminal and other illegal aliens from the United States reached record levels, with 157,281 aliens removed in Fiscal Year 2004. In addition, ICE recorded a sizable increase in apprehensions under a new program specifically targeting fugitive aliens.
Samenfink heads CBP's Modernization Office
October 18, 2004
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the appointment of 26year CBP veteran Louis Samenfink as executive director of the agency's Modernization Office.
EOIR press release on Final Rule implementing St. Cyr Decision
October 9, 2004
The Attorney General published a final rule in the Federal Register establishing procedures for eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with certain criminal convictions obtained by plea agreements prior to April 1, 1997, to apply for relief from deportation or removal under former section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This rule becomes effective on October 28, 2004.
CBP announces staggering arrest numbers using new AntiTerror Technology
October 8, 2004
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced that biometric identification technology is fully operational within all 136 Border Patrol stations. From October 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004, CBP Border Patrol agents have arrested: 138 homicide suspects; 67 kidnapping suspects; 226 sexual assault suspects; 431 robbery suspects; 2,342 suspects for assaults of other types; and 4,801 involved with dangerous narcotics as a direct result of IAFIS technology.
EOIR fact sheet on BIA streamlining
September 17, 2004
On August 23, 2002, the Attorney General issued a Final Rule that restructured the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board revising the organization and procedures of the Board.
CBP opens Complaint Processing Center
September 15, 2004
The Complaints Processing Center will focus on ways to expedite the processing of formal complaints and assist in facilitating the resolution of complaints, at the lowest possible level.
CBP vows a total commitment to Professionalism
August 27, 2004
CBP Commissioner Robert C. Bonner today announced an initiative to ensure that the agency and its personnel practice the highest of standards in professionalism. The initiative will also ensure that CBP is serving the American public with vigilance and integrity, while providing courteous and helpful treatment to visitors, immigrants, and travelers.
ICE launches First Northern Border Air Marine Branch
August 23, 2004
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a new initiative to maximize security along the U.S.Canada border. The Bellingham Air and Marine Branch (AMB) is the first of five planned facilities to augment DHS Northern border security capabilities with air and marine law enforcement, surveillance and airspace security authorities.
CBP announces Border Patrol Academy
August 20, 2004
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner announced today that the Border Patrol Academy will be consolidated in a state of the art training facility located in Artesia, New Mexico. Currently, new Border Patrol agents are trained in two different locations in Georgia and South Carolina.

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