Homeland Security

Homeland Security News: DHS Releases Southwest Border Enforcement Statistics

WASHINGTON – Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the number of enforcement actions at the southwest border for the month of December.  Due to the lapse in funding, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is unable to publish the enforcement actions for December on its website. Total Enforcement Actions (individuals … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Releases Southwest Border Enforcement Statistics

Homeland Security News: MYTH/FACT: Known and Suspected Terrorists/Special Interest Aliens

WASHINGTON – Jan. 7, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement: In recent days, the terms “Special Interests Aliens” (SIAs) and “Known and Suspected Terrorists” (KSTs) have become more frequently used as part of discussions about the federal budget and border security.  These terms are not synonymous nor interchangeable, but … Continue reading Homeland Security News: MYTH/FACT: Known and Suspected Terrorists/Special Interest Aliens

Homeland Security News – CBP Issues Statement on Illegal Border Crossings in San Diego Sector

WASHINGTON – Jan 1, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement: The following is based on initial operational reporting.  Last night, an approximately 150 migrants attempted to illegally enter the United States by climbing over and crawling under border fence in San Diego Sector.  Due to CBP’s increased presence, a … Continue reading Homeland Security News – CBP Issues Statement on Illegal Border Crossings in San Diego Sector

Homeland Security News: CBP Commissioner: Continued Humanitarian Crisis – Increase in Medical Emergencies on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is releasing data regarding the very high number of referrals being made for medical care of arriving migrants by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to medical providers along the Southwest Border. CBP is releasing this information to provide greater context to the ongoing border security and humanitarian … Continue reading Homeland Security News: CBP Commissioner: Continued Humanitarian Crisis – Increase in Medical Emergencies on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON | Trump’s pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as “overkill.” Barr was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush when he was asked in a Feb. 24, 1992, interview whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

Homeland Security News: CBP Shares Additional Information about Recent Passing of Guatemalan Child

WASHINGTON – An eight year-old Guatemalan national, previously apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, died shortly before midnight on December 24 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  CBP released an initial statement, which can be found here.  Consistent with CBP’s commitment to accountability and transparency, CBP is releasing a timeline … Continue reading Homeland Security News: CBP Shares Additional Information about Recent Passing of Guatemalan Child

Homeland Security News: Guatemalan national passes away at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico

WASHINGTON – An eight year-old Guatemalan national previously apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection died shortly after midnight on December 25 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico. According to initial reporting, while in CBP custody earlier on December 24, a U.S. Border Patrol agent noticed that the child showed signs … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Guatemalan national passes away at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on the Federal Commission on School Safety Comprehensive Resource Guide

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement Federal Commission on School Safety Comprehensive Resource Guide: “I am proud of the work of the Federal Commission on School Safety, which today offers a bold vision of secure and violence-free schools.  This report provides actionable recommendations for communities, schools, and students to protect … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on the Federal Commission on School Safety Comprehensive Resource Guide