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United States Department of Homeland Security: Cabinet department of the United States federal government
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management. It was created in response to the September 11 attacks and is the youngest U.S. cabinet department.

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Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials

The president’s removal of Department of Homeland Security officials was the culmination of months of clashes over policies many say were legally dubious, unethical or impractical.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump Reported Telling CBP Chief He'd Pardon Him For Violating Immigration Law

trump reported telling cbp chief he'd pardon him for violating immigration law
President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for United States Department of Homeland Security

John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess' [Video]John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess'

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly frequently described the Department of Homeland Security as a "mess," a former official said in a Washington Post report. Kelly, who led the DHS prior to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee [Video]Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee wants explanations on what its chairman described as "troubling" immigration decisions.

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Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet? [Video]Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet?

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. Energy Secretary Rick..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary [Video]Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary

A department spokeswoman said, "He is happy where he is serving President Trump and leading the Department of Energy."

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Barr ruling denies bond to asylum seekers [Video]Barr ruling denies bond to asylum seekers

The U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Barr to Deny Bond to Thousands of Asylum-Seekers [Video]Barr to Deny Bond to Thousands of Asylum-Seekers

His order means tens of thousands of people could be detained indefinitely while their asylum proceedings play out.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

DHS May Try to Name Fentanyl a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' [Video]DHS May Try to Name Fentanyl a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.

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Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System [Video]Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System

Managing the growing numbers of asylum claims on the southern border is only becoming more challenging.

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Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians [Video]Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians

A New York district judge says there was enough evidence to believe the change in policy could be discriminatory.

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Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities [Video]Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities

President Trump tweeted on Friday that he's seriously considering releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

WH's sanctuary cities plan 'disrespectful': Pelosi [Video]WH's sanctuary cities plan 'disrespectful': Pelosi

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the White House's reported plan to release detained migrants into sanctuary cities is 'disrespectful.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities [Video]White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities

Multiple outlets report the Trump administration floated the suggestion at least twice in the last six months.

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TSA head moves to DHS amid Trump's border crisis [Video]TSA head moves to DHS amid Trump's border crisis

The new chief of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) named the United States' top airport-security official, David Pekoske, his acting deputy on Thursday, as President Donald Trump overhauls the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

TSA Chief To Fill A Top Role At DHS In Agency Shakeup [Video]TSA Chief To Fill A Top Role At DHS In Agency Shakeup

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that TSA chief David Pekoske will temporarily serve as deputy DHS secretary.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling [Video]Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling

A judge had blocked the administration's policy of sending some asylum-seekers to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border [Video]More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that he's "going to have to call up more military."

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Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady Resigns [Video]Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady Resigns

Outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Grady served with "excellence and distinction" and was "an invaluable asset" to the agency.

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Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave [Video]Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that Claire Grady, the acting deputy secretary of the department, had offered her resignation to President Donald Trump, potentially..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall

The contracts are for construction projects within the El Paso and Yuma sectors of the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

WH to widen leadership purge at DHS -source [Video]WH to widen leadership purge at DHS -source

President Donald Trump may fire more senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security, as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Stephen Miller Reportedly Undermined Kirstjen Nielsen [Video]Stephen Miller Reportedly Undermined Kirstjen Nielsen

According to a report citing unnamed former agency officials, the White House senior adviser Stephen Miller leaked unflattering statistics from US-Mexico border in an effort to denigrate Homeland..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Trump's Purge At DHS Won't Solve The Real Problem Of Immigration: The Law [Video]Trump's Purge At DHS Won't Solve The Real Problem Of Immigration: The Law

President Donald Trump has been enraged over the skyrocketing number of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States. As such, he's purged multiple top officials from the Department of Homeland..

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Trump Likely To Continue Firings At DHS [Video]Trump Likely To Continue Firings At DHS

Reuters reports President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It's now more likely to fire more senior officials as the agency struggles..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

McConnell Says Trump Has McConnell Says Trump Has "Legitimate" Concerns About Border

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes President Donald Trump has legitimate concerns about the U.S. border with Mexico. When asked about Trump removing top..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Widens Leadership Purge At DHS [Video]Trump Widens Leadership Purge At DHS

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump is planning to remove even more senior leaders from the Department of Homeland Security. A senior administration official said that agency leaders have not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Trump Tweets Admission Of Wanting To Have DHS Release Immigrants In Sanctuary Cities

Just hours after the White House said the plan to bus detained immigrants to sanctuary cities was not happening, President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday he was "giving strong consideration" to the..
WorldNews - Published

White House Officials Wanted DHS, ICE Officials To Release Migrants In Sanctuary Cities

white house officials wanted dhs, ice officials to release migrants in sanctuary cities
The Washington Post spoke to Department of Homeland Security officials and viewed email messages which said White House officials were trying to make immigration authorities release migrants onto the..
WorldNews - Published

Matthew Albence set to lead ICE following massive DHS shakeup, sources say

Matthew Albence, the deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will be tapped to head the agency, two officials told USA TODAY.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Airport-Security Head Named As No. 2 Homeland Security Official

u.s. airport-security head named as no. 2 homeland security official
A shakeup at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday saw the new agency chief naming a new acting deputy, Reuters reported. Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who took office Wednesday..
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Mexico government slams U.S. border slowdown as 'very bad idea'

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard criticized on Wednesday a slower flow of goods and people at the U.S-Mexico border as a "very bad idea," and said he planned to discuss the matter with U.S...
Reuters - Published

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Border Patrol station in Arizona following DHS shakeup

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit the U.S. Border Patrol station in Nogales, marking his second trip to Arizona in as many months.
USATODAY.com - Published

Another top DHS official is leaving, paving the way for President Trump's pick to run the agency

Another top official at the Department of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, is leaving the department.
USATODAY.com - Published

Homeland Security's acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that Claire Grady, the acting deputy secretary of the department, had offered her resignation to President Donald Trump, potentially..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration eyes more aggressive immigration approach after DHS purge

The White House hopes a massive overhaul at DHS will allow for the implementation of stricter immigration policies
CBS News - Published

Trump Says There's No Plan To Revive Family Separations, Blames Obama For Uproar

trump says there's no plan to revive family separations, blames obama for uproar
President Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration has no plans to revive the controversial policy that allowed for family separations at the border, amid renewed speculation about whether the..
WorldNews - Published

More Trump firings of senior U.S. immigration officials seen likely

President Donald Trump's administration stepped up pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday, raising the likelihood that it might fire more senior officials as the agency..
Reuters - Published

Trump widening leadership purge at Homeland Security over immigration policy: source

President Donald Trump plans to remove more top leaders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an official familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as a senior administration official said..
Reuters - Published

3 Things to Know: The "crisis" at the border and in Trump's Homeland Security Department

The Trump administration says there's a "crisis" along the southern border, but there's a separate crisis in the Homeland Security Department.
USATODAY.com - Published

Eye Opener: Virginia claims first NCAA basketball title

The Virginia Cavaliers win their first NCAA title. The historic overtime victory is being called a story of redemption. Also, the White House purges two more top officials at the Department of Homeland..
CBS News - Published

Trump adviser behind DHS overhaul looking to revive family separation policy

The shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security is going far beyond the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
CBS News - Published

Nielsen resignation: What does Trump's 'tougher direction' immigration plan look like?

President Trump wants to pursue a "tougher direction" on immigration. With the departure of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, how could he do it?
USATODAY.com - Published

Homeland Security, Israel, N.C.A.A. Basketball: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

The law or the President: The Trump appointees' dilemma

the law or the president: the trump appointees' dilemma
Washington (CNN)Sooner or later, many of the President's subordinates face the same dilemma. They can respect the law or they can work for Donald Trump. It's often just not possible to do both...
WorldNews - Published

On Politics: Trump’s Purge of Homeland Security

President Trump moved to purge top officials from Department of Homeland Security, including its cabinet secretary and the head of the Secret Service.
NYTimes.com - Published

GOP strategist on Kirstjen Nielsen's exit

Former assistant secretary for strategic communications and public affairs at the Department of Homeland Security Lauren Chaffey, who is now managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies, joined "Red..
CBS News - Published

Trump seen leaning hard on new Homeland Security chief over border

President Donald Trump's new acting chief of Homeland Security will be under pressure to implement legally dubious solutions to an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border - policies that his..
Reuters - Published

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