The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has scheduled a business meeting for this week to vote on the nomination of Elaine Duke to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am EDT on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
The Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security manages the Department’s day-to-day operations and oversees the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Immigration Statistics, and Office of Policy components of the Department.
Senate Homeland Security Committee to Vote on Nominee to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Release of Trump's FY '18 Budget Blueprint, a Hearing on the Vetting of Immigration Benefit Applicants, and a Hearing on Fraud in K-1 Fiancé Visas Highlight the Week's Immigration- and Refugee-Related Agenda
Monday, March 13, 2017
The most prominent action on those matters taking place this week will be the expected release on either Wednesday or Thursday of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint. The release is expected to propose deep cuts in refugee funding and large increases in immigration enforcement- and border security-related funding relative to fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2016 spending.
Also this week, various committees of the House and Senate are scheduled to hold hearings on such immigration-related matters as the integrity of the vetting of applicants for immigration benefits vetting and fraud in the K-1 Fiancé visa program.
Outside of Washington, court proceedings are either scheduled or possible during the week in Hawaii, Maryland, and Seattle on efforts to block portions of President Donald J. Trump's revised refugee admissions/travel ban executive order.
In all, the week's schedule includes four hearings, two mark-up sessions, and possible floor action on as many as 15 measures that either touch on immigration, refugees, or the Department of Homeland Security.
The Year's First Action in the House Judiciary Committee, Markup of 14 Homeland Security Bills, and Confirmation Hearings for two Sub-Cabinet Positions Highlight the Week's Immigration- and Refugee-Related Agenda
Monday, March 6, 20117
The highlight of the week promises to be a House hearing on the investor visa program and two confirmation hearings for sub-cabinet positions: Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
But also on tap is House floor consideration of a revised version of the left-over FY '17 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. From an immigration perspective, that measure is more notable for what is not in it; appropriators stripped from the bill a provision that was contained in last year's House-passed version of the measure that would have blocked the housing of unaccompanied alien children on military installations.
A Presidential Address to a Joint Meeting of Congress, the Expected Signing of a Controversial Executive Order, and a Multitude of Hearings Highlight the Week's Agenda as Congress Returns from a
Monday, February 27, 2017
The immigration- and refugee-related agenda for the week ahead will be busy, as well. Indeed, it will likely be the busiest immigration- and refugee-related week yet during the nascent 115th Congress.
Congress Begins Week-Long Recess having Done Little So Far on Immigration
Monday, February 20, 2017
No congressional hearings, markups, or floor actions on immigration-, refugee-, visa-, or human trafficking-related matters are scheduled to take place on Capitol Hill this week. However, plenty of action on those matters could occur in the executive branch.