• texas Jun 3

    Texas Push to Close Shelters for Migrant Kids Alarms Groups

    A move by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter dozens of shelters housing about 4,000 migrant children is threatening to disrupt a national program offering care for minors who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that it didn’t intend to close any facilities but that it was “assessing” the Republican governor’s late...

  • Real ID Apr 27

    Real ID Requirement for Flight Delayed

    The Department of Homeland Security will again delay the requirement for air travelers to have a Real ID-compliant form of identification

  • coronavirus pandemic Feb 18

    US Govt Seizes Over 10M Phony N95 Masks in COVID-19 Probe

    Federal agents have seized more than 10 million fake N95 masks in recent weeks

  • alejandro Mayorkas Feb 3

    Senate Confirms Mayorkas as Biden's Homeland Security Chief

    The Senate has confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as President Joe Biden’s homeland security secretary

  • Immigration Sep 19, 2020

    More Migrant Women Say They Didn't OK Surgery in Detention

    An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries and other procedures that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand

  • Homeland Security Department Sep 16, 2020

    Democrats to Investigate Forced Surgery Claims in Georgia

    Leading congressional Democrats are reacting furiously to lightly-substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing questionable hysterectomies

  • Department of State Sep 26, 2019

    American Asylum Pact With Honduras Seals ‘Northern Triangle'

    The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, like its neighbors. A...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

    Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals. Firing back, a quartet of Republicans from border states told the same panel that Democrats weren’t doing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

    Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals. Firing back, a quartet of Republicans from border states told the same panel that Democrats weren’t doing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Defends Border Conditions

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a trademark issue for his re-election campaign.

  • Facebook Jul 4, 2019

    Dems Train Fire on Administration's Handling of Migrants

    Democrats pivoted Wednesday from a divisive fight over a border bill to what they label the government’s “willful neglect” and “callous” treatment of thousands of detained migrants, even as President Donald Trump defended Border Patrol agents and said many people being held “are living far better now than where they came from.” Democratic outrage was fueled by lawmakers who reported...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Congress Finally Sends $19B Disaster Aid Bill to Trump

    A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill sailed through the House on Monday and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers gave the measure final congressional approval by 354-58 in the House’s first significant action after returning from a 10-day recess.

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Congress Finally Sends $19B Disaster Aid Bill to Trump

    A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill sailed through the House on Monday and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers gave the measure final congressional approval by 354-58 in the House’s first significant action after returning from a 10-day recess.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    Record Flooding in Arkansas Causes Levee Breach

    A levee along the Arkansas River has breached, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Emergency officials have recommended that about 160 homes be evacuated.

  • Congress May 11, 2019

    Shanahan Says Military Won't Leave Until Border Is Secure

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station that the Pentagon...

  • California Feb 13, 2019

    FEMA Head Brock Long, Investigated Over Vehicle Use, Resigns

    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency resigned Wednesday after a two-year tenure in which he managed the response to historic wildfires and major hurricanes but was dogged by questions over his use of government vehicles. Brock Long said in a letter to FEMA employees that he was resigning to spend more time at home with his family. His...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    New Law Requires Audit of Failed FEMA Hurricane Contracts

    A new law requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to investigate how it came to award Hurricane Maria relief contracts to a company with an unproven record.

  • California Sep 22, 2018

    FEMA Chief Misused Cars, But Will Keep Job: DHS Secretary

    The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to travel to his home in Hickory, North...

  • Donald Trump Sep 4, 2018

    Election Security Bill Backers Say Delay Helps Russia

    Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states...

  • Facebook Aug 10, 2018

    Texas Lockup Is Epicenter of Family Immigration Detention

    A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn’t quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby. It’s a scene that could play out in elementary...

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