TASK FORCE INFORMATION:
>> I try to limit the articles I publish, but I am including an article from AILA entitled, “Brace for Cyberattacks That Take Advantage of the Russian-Ukraine War”. SEE: https://www.aila.org/practice/management/tips/2022/cyberattacks-russian-ukraine-war?utm_source=Recent%20Postings%20Alert&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RP%20Daily
>> Minutes from the February 14th meeting are attached.
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS
>> For the latest news as of March 11 from the US Dept of State “Information for Nationals of Ukraine” regarding visas SEE: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/information-for-us-citizens-in-Ukraine.html
>> The American Immigration Council reports Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Bills Follow a Decade-Long Trend The Florida legislature passed a new bill that would force local law enforcement agencies to sign 287(g) agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It would also punish transportation companies that transport migrant children to shelters in the state. Read More https://immigrationimpact.com/2022/03/11/florida-anti-immigrant-bill/?emci=5ed80ca5-82a1-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=cec71375-d8a2-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=9900747#.Yi4CvC-B1QJ (FYI: 287g agreements allow state agencies to contract with ICE to enforce immigration law, after some training by ICE)
>> Roll Call reports that while many of the two million people who have already fled Ukraine may choose to stay in Europe, a subset hopes to join family members in the United States. Those seeking a U.S. visa will likely face long wait times and limited appointment availability, as foreign citizens have struggled for months to snag consular appointments amid processing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With embassies shuttered in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, pressure on other consular posts in the region will only increase. See: https://rollcall.com/2022/03/09/backlogs-force-ukrainians-to-face-long-visa-waits/?utm_