President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security has been warning for some time about Iranian influence along America’s southern border and in South America in another sign that the incoming administration is seeking to tackle the Islamic Republic’s terrorist footprint from its first days in office.
President-elect Donald Trump has been assembling a national security team stacked with fierce opponents of last year’s comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, signaling what is expected to be a major departure from the Obama administration’s final bid to preserve the deal before leaving office, according to multiple sources familiar with Trump’s transition plans.
Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials.
President-elect Donald Trump’s reported selection of Gen. James Mattis as the next secretary of defense is sending shockwaves through the defense community, where insiders are praising the retired Marine Corps general as a plain spoken realist who has the leadership ability to rebuild America’s military, according to conversations with multiple sources.
Border Patrol agents are reporting being overwhelmed by a massive uptick in the illegal immigration of unaccompanied foreign children, leaving some members of the patrol force stuck serving food to kids and ordering various supplies such as baby wipes, according to Mark Morgan, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) bureau has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that include incorrect information and allow these individuals to overstay in the United States, according to a new government oversight report warning that the Department of Homeland Security is incapable of tracking immigrants who may post a security risk to the United States.