Homeland Security Secretary

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Justices Take Up High-Profile Case Over Young Immigrants

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.

  • Florida May 3, 2019

    Ex-Trump Aide John Kelly on Board of Company That Detains Migrant Kids

    Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate that operates the largest facility for migrant children in the country, the company announced Friday. Caliburn International’s CEO James Van Dusen confirmed the appointment of the former Trump cabinet member in a news release.

  • NBC Apr 8, 2019

    Analysis: at the Center of Trump’s Homeland Chaos, Stephen Miller Is the Lone Survivor

    Amid the chaos, Stephen Miller is in charge now, NBC News reports. The iconoclastic hard-line young conservative policy aide to President Donald Trump, hated by the left, and celebrated by the extreme right, is the obvious winner in the power struggle that led to Kirstjen Nielsen’s ousting Sunday night as Homeland Security secretary. He’s unofficially taking the reins of border...

  • NBC Apr 8, 2019

    Kirstjen Nielsen Out as Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary

    Kirstjin Nielsen resigned as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, marking an end to her controversial era at the helm of a department that oversaw migrant families separated at the border and a rising number of apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Nielsen has held the post since December 2017.

  • NBC Apr 8, 2019

    Trump Has Been Urging Administration to Reinstate Child Separation Policy, Sources Say

    President Donald Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, three U.S. officials with knowledge of meetings at the White House told NBC News. Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s outgoing Homeland Security Secretary, resisted, setting her at odds with the president. According to two of the sources, Nielsen told Trump that federal court...

  • Donald Trump Apr 7, 2019

    Homeland Security Sec. Nielsen Resigns Amid Border Turmoil

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department. McAleenan is a longtime border official who is...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Apr 8, 2019

    Homeland Security Sec. Nielsen Resigns Amid Border Turmoil

    President Donald Trump says Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her job amid growing frustration by the administration over the number of southern border crossings.

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2019

    Trump Struggles With a Growing Problem at the Border

    Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the tide. Trump, who campaigned on a promise to secure the border, has thrown virtually every option...

  • texas Apr 1, 2019

    More Officers May be Reassigned to Help Border Crush

    The Trump administration says it may pull as many as 2,000 inspectors from border crossings to handle a surge of families arriving at the U.S.- Mexico border, many of them Central American asylum seekers.

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2019

    Border Patrol Orders Quick Releases of Families

    The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and travel. “We need to work toward a clean sweep,” Border Patrol Deputy Chief of Operations Richard Hudson...

  • Congress Mar 28, 2019

    DHS to Ask Congress for Authority to Deport Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will ask Congress for the authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children more quickly, to hold families seeking asylum in detention until their cases are decided and to allow immigrants to apply for asylum from their home countries, according to a copy of the request obtained by NBC News. In a letter to Congress,...

  • JUDGE Mar 22, 2019

    Judge Scrutinizes Trump’s Policy Shift on Asylum Seekers

    Civil rights groups seeking to block the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico had met basic requirements to bring their case, a judge said Friday, but he appeared skeptical of one of their key arguments to show the practice is illegal. Judge Richard Seeborg did not immediately issue a ruling at the end of a hearing to...

  • JUDGE Mar 22, 2019

    Judge Scrutinizes Trump’s Policy Shift on Asylum Seekers

    Civil rights groups seeking to block the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico had met basic requirements to bring their case, a judge said Friday, but he appeared skeptical of one of their key arguments to show the practice is illegal. Judge Richard Seeborg did not immediately issue a ruling at the end of a hearing to...

  • 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 Feb 8, 2019

    US to Waive Environmental Reviews for San Diego Border Wall

    The Trump administration will waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The Department of Homeland Security said it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump’s presidency under a 2005 law that empowers the secretary to waive reviews required under environmental laws if the border barrier...

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    No Sign Midterms Were Affected by Foreign Government Meddling, Trump Administration Says

    The Justice and Homeland Security departments said Tuesday that the government found no sign that foreign governments were able to affect the results of this November’s midterm elections, NBC News reported. A classified document with the findings was submitted to President Donald Trump on Monday, according to the departments’ statement Tuesday. Last fall, U.S. intelligence agencies detected persistent hacking attempts...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2019

    Trump Moving Ahead With State of the Union Speech Next Week: Source

    The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.

  • Donald Trump Jan 6, 2019

    No Break in Shutdown Talks as Trump Stands by Border Demands

    President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this week to reopen parts of the government. Trump, who spent part of the day at...

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2019

    Weekend Shutdown Talks Led by Pence to Go Into a Second Day

    White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. Trump tweeted: “Not much headway made today.” Democrats agreed there had been little movement, saying the White House did not...

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2018

    Trump Blames Democrats for Migrant Child Deaths at US Border

    In his first public statements on the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody, President Donald Trump claimed they were “very sick” before they reached the border and foisted responsibility for their deaths on Democrats, yet both young migrants passed initial health screenings by Border Patrol. While Trump and Democrats traded barbs over immigration policy, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen...

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