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United States Department of Homeland Security: Cabinet department of the United States federal government
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management. It was created in response to the September 11 attacks and is the youngest U.S. cabinet department.

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Honduran brothers reunited six months after being separated at U.S. border

Two brothers, originally from Honduras, have been reunited six months after they were taken into custody and separated at the U.S. border. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says the..
CBS News - Published

Acting DHS chief says he regrets family separations

Before taking over for Kirstjen Nielsen at the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan was responsible for enforcing the child separation policy that he says slowed the flow of migrant parents..
CBS News - Published

Videos for United States Department of Homeland Security

John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess' [Video]John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess'

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly frequently described the Department of Homeland Security as a "mess," a former official said in a Washington Post report. Kelly, who led the DHS prior to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee [Video]Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee wants explanations on what its chairman described as "troubling" immigration decisions.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet? [Video]Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet?

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. Energy Secretary Rick..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary [Video]Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary

A department spokeswoman said, "He is happy where he is serving President Trump and leading the Department of Energy."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Barr ruling denies bond to asylum seekers [Video]Barr ruling denies bond to asylum seekers

The U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Barr to Deny Bond to Thousands of Asylum-Seekers [Video]Barr to Deny Bond to Thousands of Asylum-Seekers

His order means tens of thousands of people could be detained indefinitely while their asylum proceedings play out.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

DHS May Try to Name Fentanyl a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' [Video]DHS May Try to Name Fentanyl a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System [Video]Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System

Managing the growing numbers of asylum claims on the southern border is only becoming more challenging.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians [Video]Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians

A New York district judge says there was enough evidence to believe the change in policy could be discriminatory.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities [Video]Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities

President Trump tweeted on Friday that he's seriously considering releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

WH's sanctuary cities plan 'disrespectful': Pelosi [Video]WH's sanctuary cities plan 'disrespectful': Pelosi

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the White House's reported plan to release detained migrants into sanctuary cities is 'disrespectful.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities [Video]White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities

Multiple outlets report the Trump administration floated the suggestion at least twice in the last six months.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

TSA head moves to DHS amid Trump's border crisis [Video]TSA head moves to DHS amid Trump's border crisis

The new chief of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) named the United States' top airport-security official, David Pekoske, his acting deputy on Thursday, as President Donald Trump overhauls the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

TSA Chief To Fill A Top Role At DHS In Agency Shakeup [Video]TSA Chief To Fill A Top Role At DHS In Agency Shakeup

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that TSA chief David Pekoske will temporarily serve as deputy DHS secretary.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling [Video]Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling

A judge had blocked the administration's policy of sending some asylum-seekers to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border [Video]More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that he's "going to have to call up more military."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady Resigns [Video]Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady Resigns

Outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Grady served with "excellence and distinction" and was "an invaluable asset" to the agency.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave [Video]Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that Claire Grady, the acting deputy secretary of the department, had offered her resignation to President Donald Trump, potentially..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall

The contracts are for construction projects within the El Paso and Yuma sectors of the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

WH to widen leadership purge at DHS -source [Video]WH to widen leadership purge at DHS -source

President Donald Trump may fire more senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security, as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Stephen Miller Reportedly Undermined Kirstjen Nielsen [Video]Stephen Miller Reportedly Undermined Kirstjen Nielsen

According to a report citing unnamed former agency officials, the White House senior adviser Stephen Miller leaked unflattering statistics from US-Mexico border in an effort to denigrate Homeland..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Trump's Purge At DHS Won't Solve The Real Problem Of Immigration: The Law [Video]Trump's Purge At DHS Won't Solve The Real Problem Of Immigration: The Law

President Donald Trump has been enraged over the skyrocketing number of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States. As such, he's purged multiple top officials from the Department of Homeland..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump Likely To Continue Firings At DHS [Video]Trump Likely To Continue Firings At DHS

Reuters reports President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It's now more likely to fire more senior officials as the agency struggles..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

McConnell Says Trump Has McConnell Says Trump Has "Legitimate" Concerns About Border

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes President Donald Trump has legitimate concerns about the U.S. border with Mexico. When asked about Trump removing top..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Widens Leadership Purge At DHS [Video]Trump Widens Leadership Purge At DHS

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump is planning to remove even more senior leaders from the Department of Homeland Security. A senior administration official said that agency leaders have not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Trump's crackdown on visa overstays targets mostly African, Asian nations

Trump ordered the secretaries of State and Homeland Security to develop plans to crack down on countries whose citizens are most likely to overstay.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials

The president’s removal of Department of Homeland Security officials was the culmination of months of clashes over policies many say were legally dubious, unethical or impractical.
NYTimes.com - Published

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