Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly indicated on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s immigration policies led to a five-year low in illegal, southern border crossings.
A week before Barack Obama left the White House, the Department of Homeland Security gave a $400,000 grant to an organization whose leader has called for President Trump to be overthrown.
The U.S. government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security document seen by Reuters.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has temporarily halted trips by staff to interview refugees abroad as it prepares for a likely shakeup of refugee policy by President Donald Trump, two sources with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday.
President Trump on Wednesday signed two immigration-related executive orders that called for a range of measures, including building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, cracking down on deportations, and, in a less publicized section, publishing a weekly report on crimes committed by immigrants.
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly was confirmed as Donald Trump’s secretary of homeland security on Friday evening, soon after the inauguration of the new president.
Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly faced questions about border security, counterterrorism efforts, and cyber attacks during his confirmation hearing to serve as secretary of homeland security in the administration of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s transition team formally announced on Monday that the president-elect had selected retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security.