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Trump Says Kevin McAleenan Is Leaving As Homeland Security Chief

President Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that Kevin McAleenen will be leaving as acting director of homeland security after a six-month stint in which he dealt with an unprecedented influx of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way ...

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15 individuals criminally charged as HSI probes illegal gambling in Honolulu

HONOLULU – Fifteen individuals were charged in U.S. District Court today with illegal gambling, money laundering and other financial violations related to an ongoing investigation of a criminal organization operating multiple illegal game rooms and casinos on the island of Oahu. The charges are the result of a two-year probe led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security ...

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CBP Making Preparations for Hurricane Dorian Across Florida

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel across Florida are making final preparations—working closely with a far-reaching network of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partners and local officials in advance of Hurricane Dorian. CBP has activated Diane J. Sabatino, the Miami/Tampa Field Office Director of Operations, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator to manage the CBP Region IV ...

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DHS Wants An Additional 1,000 National Guard Troops On The Border

The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon for an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to help operations along the U.S. southern border. “[The Department of Defense] has received a request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security to authorize the Texas National Guard to support [Customs and Border Protection’s] effort to secure the southern land border ...

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DHS Expects Border Apprehensions To Decrease By 25%, Credits Trump’s Deal With Mexico

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects apprehensions of illegal aliens to decline by 25% along the U.S. southern border in June and directly credited President Donald Trump’s immigration deal with Mexico for the change. “It’s become clear that over the past three weeks, since the administration reached a new agreement with Mexico, that we’ve seen a substantial increase in ...

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Report: Trump Insiders Want DHS Chief To Step Down

Several Trump administration officials and other immigration-hawks outside the White House are pushing to remove Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan amid accusations of disloyalty. Immigration hardliners within President Donald Trump’s orbit want McAleenan ousted, according to several people within the administration and former officials within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who spoke with Politico. McAleenan, who only began ...

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Officials Accuse DHS Chief Of Personally Sabotaging Trump’s Planned ICE Raids

Administration officials are accusing Homeland Security Acting Director Kevin McAleenan of sabotaging Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) deportation raids by leaking key details of the plan. President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly announced that he would delay plans for Sunday raids targeting around 2,000 illegal immigrants across the country. The president claimed the two-week hiatus would give the White House time ...

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White House Deploying DHS Agents To Guatemala-Mexico Border: Officials

The Trump administration is sending Homeland Security agents and other law enforcement officers to the Guatemala-Mexico border, part of the White House’s ongoing efforts to reduce illegal immigration to the United States, officials familiar with the plan said. Dozens of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents and investigators will work alongside Guatemalan law enforcement to fight drug trafficking and better ...

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DHS Inks Deal With Guatemala To Combat Immigration Crisis

U.S. and Guatemalan officials signed an agreement that aims to stem the flow of illegal migrants leaving the Central American country en masse. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Tuesday alongside his counterparts in the Guatemalan government. The MOC calls on Guatemala to better enforce its borders, reducing the number U.S.-bound immigrants who ...

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Report: DHS Chief Threatened To Quit Over Stephen Miller’s Attempt At Another Staff Shakeup

Stephen Miller’s attempt to shift the soon-to-be ICE director nominee to another agency left acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan threatening to quit. Miller — a White House senior adviser who’s taken an outsized role with immigration issues — urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to make Mark Morgan the next commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to ...

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House Democrats Investigating Stephen Miller Over DHS Firings

Three House Democratic chairmen are investigating the White House’s staff shakeup of the Department of Homeland Security, and they are demanding to know Stephen Miller’s possible involvement. “We are investigating President Trump’s recent unprecedented actions to remove much of the senior leadership of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” began a joint letter from Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Elijah ...

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Conservatives Rally Behind Cuccinelli For DHS Secretary

A number of conservative leaders are encouraging President Donald Trump to nominate Ken Cuccinelli to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As speculation continues over who will replace former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a coalition of conservative leaders is pressing Trump to nominate Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia and current president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. Prominent members ...

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Kris Kobach in Talks with White House to Become Homeland Secretary

Kris Kobach confirmed Tuesday he has been communicating with the White House about becoming the Secretary of Homeland Security and said that he is eager to do so. “He’s got an important decision to make,” Kobach said of Trump, in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “If he wants to have me serve in this capacity, and thinks it would be ...

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Kobach: DHS Has Been Unwilling To Execute Trump’s Policies

Former Kansas Secretary of State and Trump ally Kris Kobach discussed the problems within the DHS that resulted in the ouster of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who will step down on April 10th. “Leadership [at the DHS] has been unwilling to execute many of the President’s plans,” Kobach told Tucker Carlson Monday, adding, “I have been in the room when the ...

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Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?

Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head. President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs ...

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