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Nation Dec 31DHS reviews how DMV laws affect immigration enforcement
The acting secretary of Homeland Security is taking aim at new laws in New York and New Jersey that allow immigrants to get driver's licenses without proof they are in the U.S. legally. Chad Wolf is directing his enforcement agencies…
Nation Dec 21DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids
The Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December.
Nation Dec 18U.S. seeks to bar asylum for immigrants convicted of certain crimes
Immigrant advocates and humanitarian groups have criticized Trump's hard-line policies as inhumane and have said the U.S. is abdicating its role as a safe haven for refugees.
Nation Dec 12Pentagon watchdog investigating $400 million border wall contract
President Trump campaigned on a promise to build a “big beautiful wall” between the U.S. and Mexico," said Mexico would pay for it.
Politics Nov 22The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories
Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal opening statements.
Nation Nov 21Federal judge temporarily halts first federal execution in 16 years
Executions on the federal level have been rare. The government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988.
Nation Nov 14Chad Wolf takes over as acting head of Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has also been named as the new DHS deputy.
Politics Nov 12Supreme Court weighs whether family of slain Mexican teen can sue in U.S.
The high court on Tuesday heard arguments in a 2010 case where Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. fired into Mexico, killing Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca. The unarmed boy was playing a game with friends.
Nation Nov 07Secret Service study explores school shooter warning signs
There's no clear profile of a school attacker, but some details stand out: Many were absent from school before the attack, often through a school suspension; they were treated poorly by their peers in person, not just online.
Nation Nov 01Trump says Chad Wolf to be next acting DHS secretary
But Trump's casual announcement, made in response to a reporter's question outside the White House, temporarily created more uncertainty about who was in charge of the sprawling department.