Border Security

Biden border policies ripped by House GOP as threats to impeach the Homeland Security secretary ramp up

House Republicans hold multiple hearings about immigration at Southern border as part of broader strategy to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas.

Homeland Security law enforcement officers would receive more mental health support, under a bill advancing in the House

Bipartisan legislation reported out of committee earlier this week comes in the wake of an uptick of suicides among border personnel. 

NDAA amendment calls for DOD, DHS to assess cyber threats to border security

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, said his proposal “sets a plan to prevent cyber incidents by reducing the risk of future cyber vulnerabilities” in key border technologies.

Lawmakers Squabble Over DHS Staffing Levels, IG's Credibility

Republicans say Biden's border approach is causing employees' morale to tank, though Democrats say they are using faulty data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Investigation Finds Multiple Failings in the Death of 8-Year-Old Girl in Federal Custody

CBP acting Commissioner Troy Miller said in a statement that the in-custody death was “deeply upsetting” and an “unacceptable tragedy.”

Biden Deploys Thousands to the Border, and Some of the New Assignments Aren't Optional

At least some staff at the departments of Homeland Security and Defense are facing mandatory assignments as an expected migrant surge strains resources.

What Will -- and Won’t -- Change for Federal Agencies With the End of the COVID Health Emergency

A look at how we got here and what’s ahead for federal agencies and workers now that the pandemic emergency is over.

Mass Turnover and Retirements Could Soon Plague the Overtaxed DHS Workforce, IG Warns

Workforce burdens are likely to escalate as Homeland Security secretary warns of "extremely challenging" period to begin next week.

As the White House and GOP Make Separate Pushes for More Permanent Staffing, Biden Sends Troops to the Border

Biden follows Trump and others in tapping the Pentagon for support ahead of expected increase in migrant encounters.

Biden Administration to Shift Funds, Deploy Staff Internationally as Part of Immigration Shakeup

Several agencies are implementing new policies as pandemic-era immigration policy comes to an end.

Lawmakers Make a Renewed Effort to Crack Down on Traffickers Sending Opioids Through USPS

The Biden administration should stop giving countries a free pass to avoid fentanyl detection measures, bipartisan pair says.

'I Do Not Have Enough Agents,' a Border Chief Tells Congress

At contentious hearing, all sides largely agree the southwest border needs more federal resources.

Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Unload or Upgrade Federal Property

Excess federal space could be leased to solar companies or universities, lawmakers say.