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REAL ID-Compliant Identification Required for US Travel in 2020

REAL ID-Compliant Identification Required for US Travel in 2020

Mario A. Godoy

Starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, US passport, US military ID or other accepted identification...

DHS to Collect DNA from Detained Immigrants

DHS to Collect DNA from Detained Immigrants

Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Homeland Security announced on October 2 that the Justice Department will give immigration officers the authority to collect DNA fro...

Chicago Police Instructs Officers To Not Aid DHS

Chicago Police Instructs Officers To Not Aid DHS

Mario A. Godoy

An internal memo from the Chicago Police Department instructs officers not to assist the Department of Homeland Security in any immigrant arrests. Ins...

Reversal: Deportation Medical Exemptions Resume

Reversal: Deportation Medical Exemptions Resume

Mario A. Godoy

On August 7, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) stopped accepting and adjudicating medical deferred action applications for non-mi...

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