Homeland Security

This June 5, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
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
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
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
Catarina Gomez via AP
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.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
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
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
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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North Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police take part in an active shooter drill at North Miami Senior High on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA
Kristen Johanson
November 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It seems like a mass shooting could happen anytime, anywhere. Law enforcement officials actively conduct drills and practices for police officers and emergency personnel, but what can do you do to protect yourself? "Your first course of action is to find an escape...
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President Donald Trump, left, listens to a reporters question as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, center, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right, listen during a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 12, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator's claim that nearly $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement. Sen. Jeff Merkley's claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward...
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Immigration Family Detention
Mark Vergari/The Journal News via USA TODAY NETWORK
September 06, 2018 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally. The Homeland...
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President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
June 20, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting,...
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