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Operation Matador Nabs 475 Gang Members in N.Y. City Area

99 are unaccompanied minors

Operation Matador is a joint law enforcement initiative that uses the resources of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and local police departments to target MS-13 gang activity in the New York City metropolitan area.

Topics: Gangs

'Extreme Vetting' and Social Media Inquiries

The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (DOS CA) has finally made good on its commitment to start delving into the murky online world of social media applications as a part of the vetting process for individuals seeking visas to come to the United States.

Caravan Points Out Weakness in U.S. Border Policy

No "safe third country" exception for credible fear claims

Under section 235(b)(1)(B)(v) of the INA, "the term 'credible fear of persecution' means that there is a significant possibility, taking into account the credibility of the statements made by the alien in support of the alien's claim and such other facts as are known to the officer, that the alien could establish eligibility for asylum under section 208." This is lower than the standard for asylum.
Topics: Asylum
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