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Nation Apr 18Homeland Security Secretary Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or ‘shut up’
In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Nation Apr 05Homeland Security chief says families crossing border illegally won’t be routinely separated
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border illegally won't be separated unless the "situation at the time requires it."…
Nation Mar 26Trump’s border-wall proposal faces many obstacles
President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nation Mar 20Homeland Security releases names of local jails that won’t hold immigrants
The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. It's putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin.
Nation Mar 18Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through.
Politics Feb 24AP fact check: Trump claims Affordable Care Act covered ‘very few’ people
President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That's only true if you consider more than 20 million people to be very few.
Politics Feb 22AP fact check: Did border agents have their hands tied under Obama?
Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency.
Nation Feb 21Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules
Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority, according to Homeland Security Department memos.
Politics Feb 14Secret Service director retiring, led agency amid turmoil
Clancy took over on an interim basis in late 2014 and was appointed director by former President Barack Obama in early 2015.
Politics Feb 03State Dept: Fewer than 60,000 visas canceled by Trump order
Up to 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas canceled after President Donald Trump's executive order blocked them from traveling to the U.S., the State Department said Friday.