DHS Announces Expansion of Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students. Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.


DHS, DOT Publish Final Rule on Members of a Family for Purpose of Filing CBP Family Declaration

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76529-76533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30075]



U.S. Customs and Border Protection


19 CFR Part 148

[CBP Dec. 13-19; USCBP-2012-0008]
RIN 1515-AD76


Fiscal Year 2014 Limit Set for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a limit of 14,000 nonimmigrants for fiscal year (FY) 2014 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program. DHS published the notice in today’s Federal Register.


OIG Reports: Fiscal Year 2013

DHS Office of Inspector General Report on Implementation of L-1 Visa Regulations

Senator Charles Grassley requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General examine the potential for fraud or abuse in the L-1 intracompany transferee visa program. The L-1 visa program facilitates the temporary transfer of foreign nationals with management, professional, and specialist skills to the United States.


Written Testimony of USCIS Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations

Written testimony of USCIS Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Associate Director Joseph Langlois for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining Asylum Requests” Release Date: July 17, 2013

2247 Rayburn House Office Building


U.S., Canada Begin Phase II of Entry/Exit Project

Under Phase II, DHS and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will expand the exchange of biographic entry data collected on third-country nationals (those who are neither citizens of Canada nor of the United States), permanent residents of Canada who are not U.S. citizens, and lawful permanent residents of the United States who are not Canadian citizens, to all automated land ports of entry at the common border, including all major land border crossings.


DHS Publishes Notice on the Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015. This allows eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with a notice published today in the Federal Register. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages eligible individuals to register or re-register as soon as possible.



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