Kirstjen Nielsen

Department of Homeland Security News: DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Ghana

Ghana has Failed to Accept Removed Nationals WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced, in coordination with the Department of State, the implementation of visa sanctions on Ghana due to lack of cooperation in accepting their nationals ordered … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security News: DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Ghana

United States | Joint Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen: Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers

United States – Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers. These Chinese actors used this access to compromise the networks of the providers’ clients, including global companies located in at least 12 countries. The United States … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen: Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers

WASHINGTON | US says asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico

WASHINGTON  — Migrants heading to the southwest border to seek asylum in the United States will have to wait in Mexico until their claims are processed, under an agreement between the two countries announced on Thursday that will affect tens of thousands of people each month. Only about 9 percent of people are actually granted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico

Homeland Security News: Statement on Secretary Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard

WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen‘s meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard. “Today in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen met with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss a variety of issues of … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Statement on Secretary Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard

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