Kirstjen Nielsen

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

U.S. Department of State News: The United States and Guatemala Co-Host Security and Migration Working Conference

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 10, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will accompany Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to Guatemala City, Guatemala, to participate in a working conference co-hosted by the Government of Guatemala on security and migration issues in Central America.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The United States and Guatemala Co-Host Security and Migration Working Conference

WASHINGTON | Pence rips Democrats on immigration, defends ICE

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday accused Democrats of making opposition to the federal immigration agency central to their party, calling for an end to “spurious attacks” on U.S. Immigration and Customs. In an address at ICE headquarters infused with electoral politics, Pence noted that some prominent Democrats had called for the abolition … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence rips Democrats on immigration, defends ICE

WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON  — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

The Latest: US to end special protections for Salvadorans

WASHINGTON/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the Trump administration decision on ending protections for Salvadorans in the U.S. (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Officials say the Trump administration is ending special protections for emigrants from El Salvador, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the country or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens … Continue reading The Latest: US to end special protections for Salvadorans