Homeland security

Dept. of Homeland Security is like 'Car Driving Off Cliff' says House Dem.

"The chaotic state of the Department of Homeland Security is so troubling," remarked New York Congresswoman and Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey to McAleenan. "It seems like the car is driving off the cliff with no one to take the wheel. Although, I guess, Mr. Secretary, you are now the driver. Congratulations."

Ocasio-Cortez Slams Ex–DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the former homeland security secretary for her role in the president's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to family separations at the border.

DHS Secretary Denies Claim She Refused to Testify

"I have never refused to testify before the Committee," Nielsen said in a letter dated Wednesday. "I look forward to sitting down with you in the near future. We have much to discuss."

Dems Want DHS Sec to Resign, Push for House Probe

On the heels of a government watchdog report detailing the administration's failed child separation practice, Democrats said they would push for a full investigation if they win control of the House.

DHS Extends Immigration Protection for Yemenis

The DHS announcement seems to be in contrast to the Trump administration's controversial travel ban, which lists Yemen as one of seven countries whose people it prevents from traveling to the U.S.

Top ICE Agents Call for Homeland Security to Abolish It

As the fight to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gains ground, 19 high-profile ICE agents and leaders have signed a letter asking Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen to eliminate the agency.

Fake California ICE Agent Sentenced to Federal Prison

A 26-year-old California man was sentenced to two years in federal prison after impersonating an ICE agent and tracking down alleged undocumented persons with fake police lights, DHS badges and bogus uniforms.