WASHINGTON - Deportation Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C. field office arrested a documented member of the notorious MS-13 street gang wanted for aggravated homicide in his native country of El Salvador. Jorge Alberto Quintanilla Marquez, 42, was arrested outside his residence in West Springfield, Virginia, July 22. The arrest was the result of many months of work by ICE ERO with the assistance of the FBI.

Read more at: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ero-washington-dc-apprehends-ms-13-member-wanted-murder-el-salvador

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine. Effective immediately, all beneficiaries aged 6 months and older must have an attestation submitted attesting that they received COVID-19 vaccinations both before traveling to the United States and after arrival in the United States, unless they are eligible for an exception. Previously, beneficiaries younger than 5 years old qualified for an exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement because the vaccine was not approved or licensed for use in that age group.

Read more at: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/updated-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-uniting-for-ukraine-parolees

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE) hosted a virtual stakeholder engagement Aug. 3 with more than 30 individuals representing various nongovernmental organizations – the engagement was held at the request of stakeholders to expand on the July announcement updating the policy, procedures, and requirements for agency officers and special agents to preserve access to family visitation and child welfare services and to hear feedback. A follow up meeting will be held in Q4 of the calendar year to continue to dialog and provide feedback to comments received.

Read more at: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hosts-ngos-discuss-parental-guardianship-rights-minor-children-incapacitated Contact Darren Heyman, immigration attorney, for more information.

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