Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON | AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won’t lose job

WASHINGTON — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won’t lose job

Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security released the following statement made by Secretary  Kirstjen Nielsen: “I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Since assuming the role of Deputy Director in late June, he has made clear his commitment to … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

EL PASO, Texas  | Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border

EL PASO, Texas  — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline Thursday to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical task brought on by its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal entry. Authorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by the … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas  | Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border

WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers: DHS chief asserts family reunifications on track

WASHINGTON  — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said.   Wednesday’s assertion by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was greeted with open disbelief and anger, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers: DHS chief asserts family reunifications on track

WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

WASHINGTON — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement regarding the release of FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report yesterday: “By capturing the insights gained from the previous hurricane season, this report, which is focused only on the efforts of DHS and FEMA, provides a transformative roadmap for how we respond … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

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

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