Homeland Security

DHS Predicted A Summer of Violence, Radicalization and Conspiracies

In an April 7 internal memo, Homeland Security officials warned that the pandemic's “extended isolation” could spark trouble.

Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Joaquin Castro Call on ICE to Release Migrants in Immigration Detention Centers as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As cases surge in Texas and the pandemic rages on, the representatives said ICE should release all detainees who are not a safety risk and who are more vulnerable to contracting the virus.

In Zapata County, Local Government Is Fighting the Federal Government to Stop One Piece of the Border Wall

The rural border county is digging in and challenging the Department of Homeland Security in court over the government’s attempt to gain access to small tract of county-owned land.

CBP Walks Back Furlough Threat

As many as 8,000 customs officers and other employees could be sent home without pay.

GovExec Daily: Homeland Security Operations During the Pandemic

Eric Katz joins the podcast to examine how the agency will operate under this stage of the COVID-19 crisis.

More Homeland Security Employees Fear Furloughs as Funding From Fee Collections Drops

Lawmakers also raise concerns the department will bring employees back in unsafe conditions.

Can the President Really Order the Military to Occupy U.S. Cities and States?

President Trump has warned that he will send the military into states to curb protests. Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?

Border Agency Cancels Weather and Safety Leave for Some Employees, Angering Union and Lawmakers

The agency had been using weather and safety leave to mitigate employees’ potential exposure to the coronavirus, but cancelled that practice along the northern and southern borders because of “COVID-19 related requirements.”

Immigrant Rights Groups Call on ICE to Halt Raids During Coronavirus Outbreak

A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency does not conduct enforcement operations at medical facilities “except under extraordinary circumstances.”

Federal Judge Rules Acting Immigration Services Director Was Unlawfully Appointed

Succession order let Ken Cuccinelli "leapfrog" to the role as agency head without having first served in a subordinate position.

Trump Administration Freezes Transportation Security Administration Hiring

TSA is the second Homeland Security component agency to suspend taking on new employees.

Why Is John Kelly Speaking Out Now?

The former chief of staff is making the case that he spoke truth to power inside the White House. The trouble for him is how many Americans won’t be convinced.

Analysis: Why Would a Billionaire Charge the Secret Service $650 a Night?

Six theories for why Donald Trump insists on billing taxpayers