Homeland Security secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, before the House Homeland Security Committee.
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March 06, 2019 - 1:33 pm
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House. "We face a crisis — a real,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign the executive order to end family separations to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, during an event in the Oval Office of the White H
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
December 30, 2018 - 8:29 am
(AP) — President Donald Trump claims that two Guatemalan children who died in U.S. custody were already ill, yet both young migrants passed initial health screenings by border officials. As Democrats criticized Trump for also tweeting Saturday that Democratic immigration policies were responsible...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M.
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December 26, 2018 - 8:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as part of a surge of families trying to enter the country. An 8-year-old boy identified by...
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President Donald Trump asks if reporters can hear the audio as he talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
November 22, 2018 - 1:34 pm
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost "control" on its side. Trump also said he has given...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
November 14, 2018 - 10:02 am
By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary...
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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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Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
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Ian Bush
August 01, 2018 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The United States is woefully ill-prepared to battle biological threats — whether they be man made or from Mother Nature. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is leading the charge to make the feds wise to the dangers. Ridge says it should be a job for the vice...
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