DHS: “Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday [Jan. 11, 2021], becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit on the heels of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters… Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation was ‘warranted by recent events, […]

Read More… from 1/11/2021


ANTIFA/DEFENSE/DHS/FBI/INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/POLICE/SECRET SERVICE/TERRORISM: “Antifa is a Terrorist Organization, stay out of Washington. Law enforcement is watching you very closely! @DeptofDefense @TheJusticeDept @DHSgov @DHS_Wolf [Chad Wolf] @SecBernhardt Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt] @SecretService @FBI“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 5, 2021 11:25 am […]

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DHS/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Donald Trump’s former homeland security adviser described the massive data breach of multiple US federal agencies, which US officials suspect is the work of Russian-linked hackers, in urgent terms Wednesday night [Dec. 16, 2020], calling for immediate and decisive action by the President… US officials are grappling with the widespread cyberattack after […]

Read More… from 12/17/2020


2020 ELECTION/DHS: “President Trump on Tuesday fired a top Department of Homeland Security official who led the agency’s efforts to help secure the election and was vocal about tamping down unfounded claims of ballot fraud. In a tweet, Trump fired Christopher Krebs, who headed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, and led successful […]

Read More… from 11/17/2020


2020 ELECTION/DEMS/DHS/DOJ/JOE BIDEN/SUPREME COURT: “If Joe Biden is elected, far-left lunatics won’t just be running failed Dem Cities—they will be running the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Supreme Court. No city, town or suburb will be safe. On November 3rd, your vote will SAVE AMERICA!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September […]

Read More… from 9/10/2020


CIVIL UNREST/DHS: “Portland, Oregon, we could have that done so quickly, so easily, your head would spin. It would end immediately. Last night, they attacked the mayor’s house. It’s ridiculous. All they have to do is ask, and we’ll be there within — literally within minutes. We’re set. We’re all set to go in. We […]

Read More… from 9/1/2020


DHS/DOH/POLICE/PROTESTS: “The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice are announcing a joint operation center to investigate the violent, left-wing civil unrest. And again, in Portland alone, the federal government has already taken care of and arrested 100 rioters, just in that one city… The violence is fueled by dangerous rhetoric from far-left […]

Read More… from 8/31/2020


DHS/PROTESTS: “Portland has been burning for many years. For decades, it’s been burning… Now, we sent in Homeland Security. The reason we sent them in was to protect our courthouse. We have a $300 million courthouse, and they wanted to blow up our courthouse or burn it down. Take your choice, blow it up or […]

Read More… from 8/31/2020


DHS/NOMINATIONS: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would nominate acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to the role permanently. Wolf has been serving in an acting capacity since November of last year. The last Homeland secretary to be confirmed by the Senate, Kirstjen Nielsen, resigned in April 2019… Trump’s announcement comes after a government […]

Read More… from 8/25/2020


DHS/NOMINATIONS: “I am pleased to inform the American Public that Acting Secretary Chad Wolf will be nominated to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Chad has done an outstanding job and we greatly appreciate his service!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 25, 2020 6:30 am […]

Read More… from 8/25/2020


DHS/FAKE NEWS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Many thousands of people work for our government. With that said, a former DISGRUNTLED [DHS] EMPLOYEE named Miles Taylor, who I do not know (never heard of him), said he left & is on the open arms Fake News circuit. Said to be a real ‘stiff’. They will take anyone against […]

Read More… from 8/18/2020


DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After serving for more than two years in the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership during the Trump administration, I can attest that the country is less secure as a direct result of the president’s actions… It is more than a little ironic that Trump is campaigning for a second term as a […]

Read More… from 8/17/2020


CIVIL UNREST/DHS/NATIONAL GUARD: “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 10, 2020 4:55 […]

Read More… from 8/10/2020


DHS/MEDIA/PROTESTS: “Nothing started because the federal government was there. In fact, if we weren’t there, you would not have a courthouse right now. You know, they — the media, some of the media — not all of it, but some of it, they are saying that because the federal government walked in, they became worse. […]

Read More… from 7/31/2020


DHS/PROTESTS: “Homeland Security moved a team of very talented people — strong, tough people. And the courthouse has been in very good shape. They’re not an offensive team; they’re a defensive team. They’re not allowed to be offensive, unfortunately. And you had radical anarchists. You had horrible people. You had agitators. They weren’t protesters. They […]

Read More… from 7/31/2020


DHS/PROTESTS: “I just spoke on Portland. I just spoke with Chad Wolf, who’s doing a fantastic job at Homeland. And the courthouse is totally secure; it has been, ever since we’ve been there. We had to move in about a week and a half ago because they were going to take down the federal courthouse. […]

Read More… from 7/31/2020


DHS/PROTESTS: “Homeland Security have done a fantastic job. They went to Oregon a little more than a week ago. The place was a mess. The city, Portland, was just a disaster. You see it, and a lot of people weren’t reporting it right. They tried to pretend it was a protest, as opposed to anarchists […]

Read More… from 7/30/2020


CIVIL UNREST/DHS/STATUES: “Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues & Monuments Act. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Don’t do it! @DHSgov“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 27, 2020 12:28 pm […]

Read More… from 7/27/2020


DHS/JOE BIDEN/PROTESTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We have a president who is determined to sow chaos and division… Now Homeland Security agents — without a clearly defined mandate or authority — are ranging far from federal property, stripped of badges and insignia and identifying markings, to detain people. They are brutally attacking peaceful protestors, including a U.S. […]

Read More… from 7/21/2020


DHS/JOE BIDEN/PROTESTS: “Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused the Trump administration on Tuesday of ‘egregious tactics’ in cracking down on protests in Portland, Oregon, saying the response by federal agents was stoking divisions in the country… Trump and Department of Homeland Security officials have defended the efforts of officers in Portland as the city has […]

Read More… from 7/21/2020


BORDER/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “The Trump administration said Tuesday [2-18-20] that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement regulations will allow 177 miles (283 kilometers) of wall to be built more quickly in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. […]

Read More… from 2/18/2020


BORDER/CONGRESS/DHS/FEDERAL FUNDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Arguing that President Donald Trump must ‘come to his senses,’ House Democrats offered a plan Monday [12-30-19] to end the government shutdown and give Congress more time to negotiate a deal with the White House over border funding. The plan includes full-year funding for shuttered departments except for the Department of Homeland […]

Read More… from 12/31/2019


DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump will name Chad Wolf to be the next acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the fifth person in the administration to lead the agency responsible for securing the country. Mr. Wolf was the chief of staff to Kirstjen Nielsen, who was the homeland security secretary until she […]

Read More… from 11/1/2019


DHS/ELECTION/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nearly a year before the 2020 election, President Trump is running out of options in his search for a leader for the Department of Homeland Security who could win Senate confirmation or even serve in an acting capacity — and still carry out the president’s immigration crackdown. The White House’s top […]

Read More… from 10/21/2019


DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector….”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 […]

Read More… from 10/11/2019


DHS/MIDDLE EAST/SANCTIONS/SECRETARY OF STATE/TERRORISM/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/UN: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that it is necessary to consolidate and enhance sanctions to combat acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism by foreign terrorists, acts that are recognized and condemned in the above-referenced United Nations Security Council resolutions. Accordingly, I […]

Read More… from 9/10/2019


DHS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/INVESTIGATIONS/PARDONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [9-4-19] subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for documents connected to President Donald Trump’s alleged offer to pardon officials who break the law while carrying out his immigration agenda. Trump has denied making such an offer, and his allies have reportedly claimed his closed-door […]

Read More… from 9/4/2019


DHS/HEALTHCARE/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Monday [9-2-19] announced that it would reconsider its decision to force immigrants facing life-threatening health crises to return to their home countries, an abrupt move last month that generated public outrage and was roundly condemned by the medical establishment. On Aug. 7, the United States Citizenship and Immigration […]

Read More… from 9/2/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow a rule limiting asylum claims to go into effect nationwide while a lower court ruling blocking it is appealed. A federal judge had blocked the Trump administration rule, which dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if […]

Read More… from 8/26/2019


DHS/FEDERAL FUNDING/ICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration wants to pour more federal funding into Immigration and Customs Enforcement by shifting money out of other Department of Homeland Security accounts, two House aides and a congressional office confirmed to POLITICO. The move is sure to rile Democrats already angered by what they see as President Donald […]

Read More… from 8/14/2019


DHS/RACISM/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as […]

Read More… from 8/7/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DHS/HUMAN RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/VENEZUELA: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 (Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela), as amended, […]

Read More… from 8/5/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House senior adviser Stephen Miller wasn’t getting an immigration regulation he wanted. So he sent a series of scorching emails to top immigration officials, calling the department an ‘embarrassment’ for not acting faster. The regulation in question would allow the Department of Homeland Security to bar legal immigrants from obtaining green cards […]

Read More… from 8/2/2019


CENTRAL AMERICA/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The US signed an asylum agreement Friday [7-26-19] afternoon with Guatemala that could limit the ability of some Central American migrants to claim asylum in the US. The agreement, which President Donald Trump announced in the Oval Office, commits Guatemala to extend asylum to migrants who seek it when they’re moving […]

Read More… from 7/26/2019


BORDER/DHS/FAMILY SEPARATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings slammed acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and border conditions during a dramatic congressional hearing Thursday [7-18-19], at one point asking if the department has an ‘empathy deficit.’ Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, demanded ‘improvement’ in a heated exchanged with McAleenan. After McAleenan said they were […]

Read More… from 7/18/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States is — by far — one of the most heavily visited countries in the world. In 2018, nearly 80 million people visited the U.S., pumping over $1 trillion into its economy. Most business travelers and tourists are allowed to stay anywhere from 90 days to six months before returning […]

Read More… from 7/17/2019


BUDGET/DHS/HOLIDAY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s July Fourth event and protests surrounding it cost the Washington government approximately $1.7 million and drained the city’s fund for security, according to Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser. The Emergency Planning and Security Fund will be depleted before the end of the 2019 fiscal year and will stand more than […]

Read More… from 7/10/2019


CITIZENSHIP/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP BUSINESS: “After months of silence, President Trump responded on Friday [7-5-19] to reports that the Trump Organization has employed dozens of undocumented immigrants by saying that he doesn’t know whether the organization does or not…The New York Times first reported in December that Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan undocumented immigrant, and several others living in […]

Read More… from 7/5/2019


BORDER/DEMS/DHS/ICE/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Wednesday [7-3-19] that migrants were ‘living far better’ in Border Patrol detention centers than in their home countries, one day after his own administration reported that children in some facilities were denied hot meals or showers, and that cells were so crowded that migrants begged to be freed. […]

Read More… from 7/3/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION: “So they’re smuggling in women and they’re smuggling in children. And they’re using the children, in particular, as pawns, who are getting other people into our country. Because when you’re with a child, even if the child is not yours — which in itself is ridiculous — then it’s much easier to come across […]

Read More… from 7/1/2019


BORDER/DHS/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Friday [6-28-19] that it appears there will be a 25% decrease in June in numbers of migrants crossing at the US-Mexico border. More than 144,000 migrants had been encountered or arrested at the US-Mexico border in May, the highest monthly total in 13 years. McAleenan […]

Read More… from 6/28/2019


BORDER/DHS/ICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Turmoil intensified on Tuesday [6-25-19] inside the agency responsible for securing the country’s borders as a top official was replaced by an immigration hard-liner and former Fox News contributor who last week pushed for nationwide raids to deport undocumented families. That hard-liner, Mark Morgan, will take over as the head of Customs […]

Read More… from 6/25/2019


DHS/ICE/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/MASSACHUSETTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday [6-20-19] blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state’s courthouses. District Judge Indira Talwani issued a preliminary injunction that blocks US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security ‘from civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending Massachusetts courthouses on […]

Read More… from 6/20/2019


DHS/ICE/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent days has bulked up the branch responsible for carrying out deportations in preparation for the mass arrests of undocumented immigrants, two Department of Homeland Security officials said on Tuesday [6-18-19], adding that the agency could not immediately deport “millions of illegal aliens” as President Trump had […]

Read More… from 6/18/2019


BORDER/DHS/GOP/TRUMP PEOPLE/WALL: “President Donald Trump has ‘aggressively’ pushed for the Army Corps of Engineers to award a contract to a North Dakota-based construction company to build sections of his proposed wall along the southern US border, The Washington Post reported Thursday [5-23-19]. Citing conversations with multiple unnamed administration officials, the paper said the President has […]

Read More… from 5/23/2019


BORDER/CHILDREN/DEMS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Homeland Security Committee broke out in a skirmish today after Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) accused the Trump administration of intentionally killing immigrant children at the border. Underwood’s comments — in which she said a recent string of child deaths were ‘intentional’ and a ‘policy change’ — came during the testimony […]

Read More… from 5/22/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday [5-21-19]. Mr. Trump has been considering creating an immigration ‘czar’ for months. But the specifics […]

Read More… from 5/21/2019


DHS/ICE/IMMIGRATION/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Acting Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan threatened to step down this week if he did not get more authority over his agency in response to another attempt by White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to dictate agency hiring, The Washington Post reported Friday [5-17-19]. The clash highlights yet another instance of […]

Read More… from 5/17/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/COMMERCE/DEFENSE/DHS/DNI/ECONOMY/FCC/INFRASTRUCTURE/NATIONAL SECURITY/SECRETARY OF STATE/TECHNOLOGY/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services, which store and communicate vast amounts of sensitive information, facilitate the digital economy, and support critical infrastructure and vital emergency services, […]

Read More… from 5/15/2019


BORDER/DHS/ICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will start piloting a Rapid DNA testing program at the US-Mexico border in an attempt to ‘identify and prosecute individuals posing as families,’ two Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN. The pilot will reportedly run for two to three days to ‘assess the usefulness of this technology in […]

Read More… from 5/9/2019


COURTS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court is allowing the Trump administration to continue returning some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearings, for now. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the administration can enforce the policy informally known as ‘Remain in Mexico’ pending appeal. The judges, though […]

Read More… from 5/7/2019


DHS/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to better ensure continued American economic prosperity and national security, it is hereby ordered as follows… America’s cybersecurity workforce is a strategic asset that protects the American people, the homeland, […]

Read More… from 5/2/2019


DHS/GOP/SENATE/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday [5-1-19] over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast. The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between […]

Read More… from 4/30/2019


COURTS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is calling on top immigration officials to take steps that toughen and accelerate the process for seeking asylum in the United States. In a memo issued Monday [4-29-19] evening, Trump ordered the development of regulations to bar certain asylum seekers from obtaining work authorization, impose fees on applications, speed […]

Read More… from 4/29/2019


DHS/ELECTION/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday [4-26-19] about Russia’s continued meddling in American elections, calling it a ‘significant counterintelligence threat.’ The bureau has shifted additional agents and analysts to shore up defenses against foreign interference, according to a senior F.B.I. official. The Trump administration has come to see that Russia’s […]

Read More… from 4/26/2019


BORDER/DHS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The new Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance for additional US troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been sent to the Pentagon but has yet to be signed by acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, according to two US defense officials. The request arrived late Wednesday [4-24-19] […]

Read More… from 4/25/2019


DHS/ELECTION/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election. President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up […]

Read More… from 4/24/2019


DHS/ELECTION/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Attempted Russian interference in US public affairs has continued as Department of Homeland Security officials and senior leaders have alerted the White House about the risks ahead of the 2020 presidential election — but it was ‘like pulling teeth’ to get the White House to pay attention, a US government official […]

Read More… from 4/24/2019


DHS/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is in the midst of a purge at the Department of Homeland Security, evidently aimed at implementing more severe immigration and border security policies. Last week he ousted Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and followed by firing or threatening to fire other top figures in the department, even forcing out […]

Read More… from 4/17/2019


BORDER/COURTS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Migrants who say they face persecution or torture if they return to their countries could be jailed indefinitely in the USA under the Trump administration’s latest effort to stem the surge of asylum seekers arriving at the border.  Attorney General William Barr, who oversees immigration courts, directed judges Tuesday [4-16-19] to deny bond hearings for […]

Read More… from 4/17/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DHS/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday [4-16-19] that some asylum seekers who have established credible fear and are subject to deportation cannot be released on bond by immigration judges — a major reversal from a prior ruling that could lead to immigrants being held indefinitely. The decision means the Department of Homeland […]

Read More… from 4/16/2019


BORDER/DHS/PARDONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I never offered Pardons to Homeland Security Officials, never ordered anyone to close our Southern Border (although I have the absolute right to do so, and may if Mexico does not apprehend the illegals coming to our Border), and am not ‘frustrated.’ It is all Fake & Corrupt News!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 4/13/2019


BORDER/COURTS/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border to migrants despite having just said publicly that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


BORDER/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump reportedly offered to pardon Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, if he violated the law and was arrested for blocking entry into the U.S. along the southern border, CNN and The New York Times reported.  The news outlets, quoting anonymous administration officials, reported that the conversation happened last week when […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [4-12-19] said that his administration is ‘strongly looking at’ releasing detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities — contradicting a previous statement from the White House that the policy was no longer being considered…The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump administration officials proposed last November and […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Department of Homeland Security denies that President Donald Trump ‘indicated, asked, directed or pressured’ Kevin McAleenan to do anything illegal. Last week Trump urged his soon-to-be acting homeland security secretary to seal the southern border and told McAleenan […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


DEMS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [4-12-19] he is strongly considering releasing ‘Illegal Immigrants’ into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed…The reversal, which appeared to […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


BORDER/CHILDREN/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump says he’s not looking to reinstate the much-criticized practice of separating migrant families at the border with Mexico. But he says many more migrants are streaming toward the U.S. through Mexico because the practice is no longer in place. Says Trump: ‘I’m the one that stopped it.’ He claims […]

Read More… from 4/11/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [4-10-19] pushed back against the idea that senior aide Stephen Miller is the mastermind of the administration’s immigration policies following a purge of Department of Homeland Security officials…Miller is reportedly aggressively pushing for a widespread DHS shakeup to help enact controversial new steps to curb illegal […]

Read More… from 4/10/2019


ANTI-SEMITISM/DEMS/DHS/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [4-91-19] accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of targeting Jews after she called one of the president’s top aides, Stephen Miller, a white nationalist…Omar on Monday afternoon labeled Miller, known for pushing hard-line immigration and border security policies, a ‘white nationalist.’ Miller, who is Jewish, has reportedly grown […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


BORDER/CHILDREN/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Kirstjen Nielsen’s image makeover has already begun — but it may be a hard sell. Just days after she announced plans to resign as Homeland Security secretary, Nielsen and her allies are working to rehabilitate her reputation, arguing that she’s not the heartless villain depicted by liberal critics already pressuring big […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


COURTS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s purge of top Homeland Security officials ignores the larger obstacle to his aggressive immigration agenda — the courts. With DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of the way, and other officials in the department expected to be pushed out, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller hopes to accelerate or […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


BORDER/CHILDREN/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [4-9-19] claimed that he’s not looking to revive his controversial family separation policy and pushed back against the idea that he’s purging the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership…Even while he denied that he was interested in reinstating the practice, which he brought to a halt last year […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


DEMS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The leader of Senate Democrats says ‘chaos’ in the Trump administration on immigration and other policy is the president’s fault. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said on the Senate floor Tuesday that President Donald Trump ‘cannot keep changing personnel, changing strategy, tweeting your way through a problem as serious’ as immigration. The […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


DHS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and several legal experts are questioning President Donald Trump’s authority to bypass a senior Homeland Security official in order to install a hand-picked acting head of the Cabinet agency that oversees immigration enforcement. After Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Sunday that she was […]

Read More… from 4/9/2019


DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In recent months, Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, had become a regular presence eating dinner at the Trump International Hotel. She had been heckled and booed when dining out after becoming the face of some of President Trump’s most hard-line immigration policies, like family separations, and her affinity for […]

Read More… from 4/8/2019


BORDER/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s congressional allies are alarmed by his purge at the Department of Homeland Security — urging him not to fire more top officials and warning him how hard it will be to solve twin crises at the border and the federal agencies overseeing immigration policy. The president’s frantic four […]

Read More… from 4/8/2019


DHS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 7, 2019 5:02 pm […]

Read More… from 4/7/2019


DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “….I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 7, 2019 5:02 pm […]

Read More… from 4/7/2019


DHS/ICE/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump is pulling the nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying he wants to go in a ‘tougher direction’ — a move that came at the urging of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller…Miller directly lobbied Trump to pull the nomination, two White House […]

Read More… from 4/5/2019


BORDER/DHS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Thursday [4-4-19] that the agency is in ‘disaster response’ as a result of a steep uptick of migrants at the southern border…Administration officials have been sounding the alarm over the increase in migrants at the southern border, underscoring the change in demographics as one […]

Read More… from 4/4/2019


BORDER/DHS/GOP/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is thrusting his hard-line posture on immigration back to the fore this week, with plans for a Friday [4-5-19] trip to the southern border and possible new executive actions to restrict border crossings. But days after Trump renewed his long-standing threat to shut down the southern border entirely, even […]

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BORDER/DEFENSE/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “The Department of Homeland Security has requested assistance from the Defense Department to mount approximately 218 miles of new and replacement barriers along the US-Mexico border, according to documents released by the Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization. In a February 25 memo to the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security […]

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BORDER/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [3-29-19] repeated his threat to close down the border between the United States and Mexico, but this time he noted he would act next week if Mexico doesn’t step up…Trump, in Florida on Friday afternoon, said he could close the border to trade for a ‘long time’ […]

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BORDER/DHS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [3-29-19] threatened to close the U.S-Mexico border next week if Mexico does not stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States, later adding that he’s ‘not playing games’ with his warning. But a senior administration official undermined the president’s threat, saying the Department of Homeland Security […]

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BORDER/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration may send a volunteer emergency response team to assist with security and humanitarian efforts at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to four current and former officials briefed on the discussions. With border arrest numbers on the rise, the Trump administration has been ‘casting about’ for ways to devote additional resources […]

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CHILDREN/DEMS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats hammered Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s attempts to unilaterally expand the southern border wall and the administration’s ‘zero tolerance policy’ that led to thousands of migrant families being separated. Nielsen said the policy was not a ‘family separation’ one but did mandate criminal prosecutions against […]

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COAST GUARD/DEFENSE/DHS/JOBS/MILITARY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/VETS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to promote employment opportunities for United States military veterans while growing the cadre of trained United States mariners available to meet United States requirements for national and economic security, […]

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BORDER/DEMS/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion for border security. Trump has made it clear that the centerpiece of this funding would be for ‘the wall.’ Homeland Security officials have been more specific on how they would use the money: to replace 115 miles of border fence and build an additional 100 miles […]

Read More… from 2/21/2019


BORDER/DEMS/DHS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion for border security. Trump has made it clear that the centerpiece of this funding would be for ‘the wall.’ Homeland Security officials have been more specific on how they would use the money: to replace 115 miles of border fence and build an additional 100 miles […]

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BORDER/DHS/GOVERNMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN. Trump has not ruled […]

Read More… from 1/24/2019


BORDER/DHS/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Trump arrived in this border town Thursday [1-10-19] on a trip that he did not want to take to discuss a crisis that Democrats say does not exist, repeating his request for a long-promised border wall that has led to a bitter political impasse and a 20-day government shutdown. Flanked by […]

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DHS/JARED KUSHNER/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A federal judge is questioning the White House’s role in reviewing government documents related to a freedom-of-information lawsuit for records concerning President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. The nonprofit watchdog organization Democracy Forward is suing agencies including US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security […]

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