Stories tagged: homeland security
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
The Trump administration is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
The Homeland Security Investigations field office in Seattle is responsible for investigations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. Major satellite offices are located in Spokane, Portland and Blaine, with smaller …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving Kansas legislators extraordinary private briefings about undisclosed security issues.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
The Pentagon’s independent investigations office says it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. southwestern border.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
Kevin McAleenan is stepping down from his post as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced Friday. McAleenan told The Associated Press that …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan left an immigration policy conference Monday without speaking after protesters shouted him down.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Homeland Security’s watchdog agency says it has found rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and practices that violated standards at immigration detention facilities.
Thu., May 9, 2019
Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over the first hurdle in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. protection, giving new power to Border …
Wed., April 24, 2019
Former DHS secretary pushed cybersecurity and election security within the Trump administration despite lack of White House coordination, people familiar with the matter say
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
President Donald Trump says there’s only one person in charge of his immigration policy: Him.
Tue., April 9, 2019
Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
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.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week, according to two people with …
Tue., July 17, 2018
Four members of a Homeland Security advisory council have resigned in protest over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, citing the “morally repugnant” practice of separating immigrant families at the border.
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018
The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the …
Mon., July 2, 2018
An operation involving federal and Washington law enforcement has led to the arrest of 62 “violent offenders” on mostly state charges as part of an effort called “Operation Hopscotch” in …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018
Standard driver’s licenses and state identification cards will change on July 1 as state moves to comply with the federal Real ID law.
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018
Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures …
Tue., May 15, 2018
The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling …
Tue., May 1, 2018
Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and former secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
President Donald Trump hasn’t backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government’s plan, saying the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
Federal agents raided some 15 locations from North Idaho to southern Grant County Wednesday morning and arrested 20 people who have been charged as part of investigation into a conspiracy …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure.