Management

DHS to Waive Contracting Regulations to Speed Up Border Wall Construction

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is using a 2005 law to override certain requirements.

Management

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.

Defense

Trump Targets Major Weapons Projects To Fund Wall

The $4 billion in procurement reprogramming is part of a total of what is believed to be roughly $7 billion in military construction and counternarcotics funding that the White House is planning to divert.

Management

Hundreds of County Jails Detained Immigrants for ICE

Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails has increased.

Management

Federal Judge Blocks Policy that Allowed Gov. Greg Abbott to Ban Refugees in Texas

The decision comes just days after the Texas governor became the first state leader to opt out of the program. The move drew a harsh rebuke from the Texas' Catholic bishops.

Management

Border Patrol Officials Dodged Congress’ Questions About Migrant Children’s Deaths

The chair of a House Homeland Security subcommittee reprimanded Border Patrol officials for concealing information about migrant children’s deaths. Officials did not respond to the chairwoman's criticism.

Management

Six Children Died in Border Patrol Care. Democrats in Congress Want to Know Why.

Video obtained by ProPublica contradicted the Border Patrol’s account of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez’s death. Now, House Democrats are pressuring the agency to explain why six migrant children died under its care in less than a year.

Management

Abbott Tells Trump Administration Texas Won't Participate in Refugee Resettlement

The decision comes after more than 40 other governors said they would opt in to the federal program.

Oversight

Appeals Court Rules Trump Can Use Nearly $4 Billion in Military Funds for Border Wall

The White House called the initial decision to block on the use of military funds for the boder wall "illegitimate" and hailed the appeals court decision as a victory.

Management

Trump Administration Makes Its Case to Break Up Immigration Judges' Union

Justice Department "simply does not want to deal with a vocal union that asserts its rights," labor group argues at hearing.

Defense

How Sick Do Migrant Children Have to Be to Get Help From the U.S.?

Border guards repeatedly denied entry to a 7-year-old with life threatening illness. Why did they change their minds?

Oversight

Lawmakers Blast DHS for Missing Deadline for Bipartisan Subpoena of Immigration Documents 

The House Homeland Security Committee requested information on the administration's policies related to handling of children and families for the second time.

Oversight

House Passes Bill to Boost Civil Rights at Homeland Security

Legislation follows surge of whistleblowers saying civil rights office has been neutered under Trump.

Management

ACLU Files Suit To Stop Immigration Pilot Programs

The programs deny asylum seekers access to adequate counsel before key interviews with immigration officers, the lawsuit alleges.

Oversight

Key House Lawmaker Calls for Review of $400 Million Border Wall Contract

Federal officials had previously rejected Fisher Sand and Gravel's offerings, but President Trump is a fan of the company.

Defense

Apprehensions of Undocumented Immigrants on the Southwest Border Continue to Fall

The figure is the lowest since July 2018 and marks the fifth consecutive month that the number has dropped.