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Thursday, January 16, 2020

USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-announces-countries-eligible-h-2a-and-h-2b-visa-programs-1

Border Patrol chief Carla Provost, first woman to lead agency, to step down

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/border-patrol-chief-carla-provost-first-woman-lead-agency-step-n1115656

DHS triples rate of asylum 'fear' denials as new policy kicks in

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/dhs-doubles-denial-rate-credible-fear-asylum-claim/

3 billion journeys: World's biggest human migration begins in China

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/chunyun-2020-lunar-new-year-travel-rush-china/

USCIS Final FY 2019 Statistics Available

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data?topic_id=20685&field_native_doc_issue_date_value%5Bvalue%5D%5Bmonth%5D=&field_native_doc_issue_date_value_1%5Bvalue%5D%5Byear%5D=&combined=&items_per_page=10

Seventeen Years Later: Why is Morale at DHS Still Low Homeland Security Committee Hearings (Congress)

Seventeen Years Later: Why is Morale at DHS Still Low Homeland Security Committee Hearings (Congress)
  • DHS Ranked last in Fed Large Agencies (17 of 17) (as well as many of its key subagencies)
  • DHS has more than 200,000 employees
  • Further Survey Finding:
  • “Failure of leadership” cited as a main factor
  • However: USCIS & Coast Guard in the top 25% of employee rankings for satisfaction
  • 63% felt that there were no consequences for employees that underperform
  • Only 36% felt motivated by their leadership
  • DHS has the fewest number of confirmed Congressional appointments in place

USCIS Policy Manual Update for Replacing Permanent Green Cards

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/policymanual/updates/20200116-ReplacingPRC.pdf