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Homeland Security News: Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

WASHINGTON – Under order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice (DOJ) have been reunifying alien minors under 5 years old who are currently in the custody of HHS with adults who have been in the custody of … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Meetings in Guatemala

WASHINGTON – On July 10, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with foreign and security ministers from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico in Guatemala City, Guatemala to discuss joint international efforts to combat human trafficking, drug smuggling, and illegal immigration.  During these meetings, the ministers and Secretary Nielsen reiterated their commitment to … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Meetings in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  | DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

GUATEMALA CITY  — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is creating an office within the department to help the governments of Central America and Mexico get information about reunifying families following their separation by the Trump administration. Nielsen met Tuesday in Guatemala with the foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and discussed … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY  | DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

Homeland Security News: DHS Statement on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Proclamation 9645 Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats: “It is the duty of the government to ensure that those seeking to enter … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Statement on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States

U.S. Department of Homeland Security News: Fact Sheet: Zero-Tolerance Prosecution & Family Reunification

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security yesterday released the following: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have a process established to ensure that family members know the location of their children and have regular communication after separation to ensure that those adults who are subject to removal are … Continue reading U.S. Department of Homeland Security News: Fact Sheet: Zero-Tolerance Prosecution & Family Reunification

Homeland Security News: Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

WASHINGTON – In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy. Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes.  Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

WASHINGTON  | DHS: About 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON  — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries. That’s according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | DHS: About 2,000 minors separated from families

Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

WASHINGTON – On June 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy (NBS).  The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the safe and efficient flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, … Continue reading Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy