President Trump’s immigration policies have been among the most controversial and criticized of his administration. Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was specifically known for executing and defending those policies when she headed the department between December 2017 and April…
President Trump acted as his own defender in chief on Monday, criticizing a whistleblower complaint, as some of his allies tried to argue that Democrats are rushing an impeachment inquiry. But not all Republicans are defending the president, including his…
In an abrupt departure, Homeland Security Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her post on Sunday. Read her the full letter.
By Kamala Kelkar
Mental health experts have warned migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are at risk of developing the condition known as toxic stress.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a House committee that the U.S. faces "a real, serious, and sustained crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The hearing was rescheduled from February when Nielsen said she was not available to testify.
By Robert Burns, Colleen Long, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants…
By Joshua Barajas, Amna Nawaz
A government watchdog report made public confirms what many media outlets, immigration lawyers and advocates have said for months after the Trump administration rolled out its "zero tolerance" policy earlier this spring: Officials were not prepared.
By Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. Nielsen was speaking Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference in New Orleans.
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