Homeland Security

In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan pauses during a news conference in Washington.
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AP News
August 21, 2019 - 9:55 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government's ability to...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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August 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says at least four children from his state were recently separated from their parents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and wrote Monday to demand the agency halt the practice until it has a plan to ensure...
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tropical pool in the Riviera Maya
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July 03, 2019 - 8:15 am
By Michelle Kosinski and Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly two years after receiving an inquiry from Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson, the State Department is finally revealing details about its investigation into multiple deaths and illnesses that occurred shortly after...
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Philadelphia first responders outside of 30th Street Station.
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John McDevitt
June 08, 2019 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials are investigating after they say a "white powder" was located on an Amtrak train Saturday afternoon. Following the discovery, officials say, passengers were evacuated at around 1 p.m. from the Northeast Regional Train at 30th Street Station. However, the...
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This June 5, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining...
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President Donald Trump
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March 29, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close America's southern border or large sections of it next week, a potentially drastic step affecting the economies of both the U.S. and Mexico, if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration "immediately." "It could mean all...
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Border agents thwarted a huge 600-pound shipment of marijuana from Puerto Rico from reaching its New Jersey destination last week.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Kristen Johanson
March 12, 2019 - 7:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Border agents thwarted a huge 600-pound shipment of marijuana from Puerto Rico from reaching its New Jersey destination last week. The shipping container was filled mostly with rice, but drug-sniffing dogs found 252 marijuana bricks tucked underneath, weighing in at...
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Felipe Gomez Alonzo
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December 28, 2018 - 12:43 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was detained with his father before dying in government custody . DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said Nielsen is heading to El Paso on Friday. Waldman says Nielsen...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington.
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November 19, 2018 - 12:34 pm
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a...
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Kirstjen Nielsen
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November 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 knowledge of the issue. Trump has blamed Nielsen for not doing more to address what he has called a...
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