• Florida Nov 8, 2019

    Secret Service Study: School Shooters Showed Warning Signs

    Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according to a U.S. Secret Service study released Thursday. In at least four cases, attackers wanted to emulate other school shootings, including those at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 21, 2019

    US Takes Step to Require Asylum-Seekers' DNA

    The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between...

  • JUDGE Sep 27, 2019

    Immigration Judges File 2 Complaints About Labor Practices

    The nation’s immigration judges are alleging unfair labor practices after the Department of Justice included a blog post from a virulent anti-immigration website in a morning briefing and challenged the judges’ right to be represented by a labor union. The union representing the country’s more than 400 immigration judges filed a pair of complaints on Friday with the Federal Labor...

  • Department of State Sep 26, 2019

    American Asylum Pact With Honduras Seals ‘Northern Triangle'

    The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, like its neighbors. A...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 6, 2019

    Democrats to Probe Conditions at Southern Border

    Democrats are taking their fight against President Donald Trump’s border wall to the front lines. Members of the House Judiciary Committee plan to hold a field hearing in El Paso, Texas, to discuss conditions along the southern border amid a national backdrop of anti-immigrant rhetoric.

  • CONGRESS Jul 19, 2019

    Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down

    A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children have been separated from families out of 450,000 family groups that have crossed the border since October. He...

  • Florida Jul 9, 2019

    Most Attackers Made Threats Before Incident, Report Finds

    One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship or businesses nationwide last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others before they struck, according to a U.S. Secret Service report on mass attacks. The Secret Service studied 27 incidents where a...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 30, 2019

    43-year-old El Salvador Migrant Dies in US Border Custody

    A 43-year-old El Salvadoran man who crossed into the U.S. with his daughter collapsed at a border station and later died at a hospital, officials said Saturday. The man had been held about a week at the Rio Grande Valley central processing center in McAllen, Texas, according to a law enforcement official. The official said the man, who had health...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 30, 2019

    Top Immigration Official: Border Crossings Dropping

    The acting secretary of Homeland Security said he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month, as officials in Yuma unveiled their latest outdoor facility meant to detain children and families.

  • California Jun 6, 2019

    Gov't Watchdog Slams Conditions at ICE Detention Facilities

    Homeland Security’s watchdog agency says it has found rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and practices that violated standards at immigration detention facilities. The Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees’ rights. The Office of Inspector General made unannounced visits to four facilities in California...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 31, 2019

    Trump Hitting Mexico With 5% Tariff in Response to Migrants

    In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. He said the percentage will gradually increase — up...

  • United States May 2, 2019

    US Government to Give DNA Tests at Border to Check for Fraud

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin voluntary DNA testing in cases where officials suspect that adults are fraudulently claiming to be parents of children as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 30, 2019

    Trump Wants to Charge Asylum Seekers to Apply, Cites ‘Abuse'

    President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system,...

  • California Apr 9, 2019

    Trump Purges Homeland Security Leadership Following Nielsen Ouster

    Frustrated by the situation at the southern border, President Trump is purging leadership at the Department of Homeland Security to make his immigration agenda easier to enact, while the leadership void in his administration continues to grow.

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 2, 2019

    Sources: Trump Considers Adding ‘Immigration Czar'

    As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Trump is weighing at least two potential candidates for the post: former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Virginia Attorney General...

  • California Mar 23, 2019

    Watchdog: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data of Victims

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.

  • San Diego Mar 12, 2019

    US Expands Program Making Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico

    The U.S. government said Tuesday it has expanded a program requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases proceed through immigration court. They also reported that 240 migrants seeking asylum have been returned to Mexico under the program. Homeland Security officials said the program is now at the Calexico port, about 120 miles east of the San Ysidro port...

  • CONGRESS Feb 27, 2019

    Data Show Allegations of Sex Abuse of Migrant Children

    Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members, according to federal data released Tuesday. The cases include allegations of inappropriate touching, staff members allegedly watching minors while they bathed and showing pornographic videos to minors. Some of the allegations included...

  • CONGRESS Feb 27, 2019

    House Targets Family Separations in First Trump Subpoena

    A House committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border, the first issued in the new Congress as Democrats have promised to hold the administration aggressively to count. The decision by the Oversight Committee will compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to deliver documents to lawmakers.

  • CONGRESS Feb 6, 2019

    Beto O'Rourke Talks Migrant Separation Policy With Oprah

    Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke shared a stage with Oprah Winfrey to talk about the migrant family separation policy enacted by the Trump administration in 2018. During a closed portion of the interview, O’Rourke said he would announce his decision about a 2020 presidential run “before the end of the month,” suggesting he was leaning toward it.

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