A federal investigation into a nationwide program to secure America’s top cities from a mass terror attack has found that the Department of Homeland Security has not adequately tracked local progress in detecting threats and cannot provide assurances that cities participating in the program can sustain efforts to thwart terror attacks.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 109,000 individuals attempting to illegally cross the southwestern border in April, the agency announced Wednesday.
The Trump administration will issue an additional 30,000 temporary work visas in FY 2019, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced Monday.
Former congressman and presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke extolled the “record security and safety” at the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod on Sunday, despite the fact that thousands of individuals are arriving at the border every day.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who oversaw President Donald Trump’s bitterly contested immigration policies during her tumultuous 16-month tenure, resigned on Sunday amid a surge in the number of migrants at the border with Mexico.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) called for decreasing funds for the “rogue” Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) during an interview on Boston Public Radio on Friday.