homeland security

House committee prepares to subpoena immigration agency leaders

A congressional committee is preparing to subpoena the acting directors of two of the Department of Homeland Security's immigration agencies, aiming to compel them to testify over the temporary end to a policy that allowed some immigrants with severe health issues to remain in the US.

Customs agents crack down on fake goods

When you think of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE for short, the immigration side is what usually comes to mind. But what about the customs side?

House Dems seek info on DHS departures, Stephen Miller

Three powerful Democratic congressmen are seeking more information about the recent departures of multiple senior Department of Homeland Security officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, as President Donald Trump threatened to shut down parts of the US-Mexico border.

Trump looks to Congress to solve migrant influx

Amid a swell of migrants at the southern border, President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security have looked to Congress to take action, and while lawmakers agree something should be done, that's about all they agree on.

Nielsen holds 'emergency' border call with Trump's Cabinet

Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen convened an emergency conference call with members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Tuesday evening to discuss migration at the southern border, according to a participant on the call.

Nielsen bowing out of G7 to deal with border situation

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving bilateral security meetings with European officials early -- and bowing out of the G7 Interior Ministers' Meeting in Paris -- to head back to Washington to continue managing the situation at the southern border, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.

Nielsen asks Congress for new authority to deport and detain migrants

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson is pushing back on Homeland Security Secretary's Kirstjen Nielsen request to Congress for legislation that would allow her department to deport Central American unaccompanied minors quickly and detain families longer.

DHS's Nielsen defends administration's immigration policies

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and House Democrats sparred Wednesday over the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies that resulted in children being separated from their parents and President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency.

Congress approves shutdown deal, sending measure to White House

With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the government, the House and Senate both voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal to avert a shutdown, sending the legislation to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

Watchdog report: Admin was 'not fully prepared' for family separations

The Department of Homeland Security was "not fully prepared" for the rollout of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the US-Mexico border that resulted in the large numbers of family separations this summer, according to an internal report from the department's watchdog.