Tag Archives: DHS

Family Separation Advocate Up For DHS Secretary

NBC News reports: The White House is strongly considering Chad Wolf, the acting undersecretary for strategy at the Department of Homeland Security and former chief of staff to then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, to head DHS, according to four current and former department officials familiar with deliberations on the matter. Wolf is not considered as hard-line on immigration as two other names …

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Trump Told Cuccinelli Ineligible For Acting DHS Sec

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has been notified by his staff that he can’t select two popular figures — Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Morgan — to serve as an acting secretary of homeland security because a federal law governing agency succession makes them ineligible. Instead, Sean Doocey, the White House director of presidential personnel, in recent days gave Trump a …

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Acting DHS Secretary Admits “Unfortunate Timing” Of ICE Raids Just Days After El Paso Shooting [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Sunday that the “timing was unfortunate,” and last week’s Mississippi raid by U.S. immigration officials that resulted in 680 arrests probably should have been postponed. On NBC’s Meet the Press, anchor Chuck Todd pressed McAleenan on whether there was any thought of postponing the raid, which took …

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Trump Launches Cybersecurity Competition: $25K Prize

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump issued an executive order today that directed the Department of Homeland Security to work with the Office of Management and Budget to create a rotational program that will “serve as a mechanism for knowledge transfer” across agencies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of DHS, along with OMB and other agencies will also …

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House Panel Probes Whether Trump Offered Pardon To US Border Officials If Prosecuted For Breaking The Law

The Washington Post reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday opened a probe into reports that President Donald Trump told one of his acting Cabinet heads to break immigration law and vowed to pardon him if he faced legal consequences for doing so. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the panel, and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., the chairman for the …

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Former DHS Chiefs Issue Joint Call To End Shutdown

CNN reports: Former White House chief of staff John Kelly and the other four former secretaries of homeland security sent President Donald Trump and Congress a letter Wednesday calling for full department funding and an end to the monthlong partial government shutdown. “As former secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we write to you today with a simple …

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BREAKING: Trump Signs Order Ending Separation Of Migrant Families, Vows Continued “Zero Tolerance”

CBS News reports: President Trump is signing an executive order regarding the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy amid nationwide outcry for the Trump White House to roll back the practice of family separation at the U.S. border. Signing the order in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump told reporters in the room that the administration would still continue its “zero tolerance” policy …

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REPORT: White House Considers “Executive Action” That Would Allow Migrant Children To Stay With Their Parents

Fox News reports: The White House is considering executive action to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally, Fox News has learned — a step that could avoid the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans. The action under consideration would allow children to stay in detention with parents for …

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DHS Secretary Jeered Out Of Mexican Restaurant

Mediaite reports: Protesters tied to the Washington, D.C. area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday over her role in separating migrant families at the border. The protesters chanted “shame!” and “abolish ICE!” at Nielsen while she sat at a restaurant table surrounded by security. As can …

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