U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Trump’s newly unveiled anti-immigrant hotline bombarded with reports of space aliens

Launch of the "VOICE" office comes after White House releases list of criminal immigrants riddled with inaccuracies<p>Following President Trump’s executive order in January, the Department of Homeland Security rolled out a new office to help protect the victims of crime from illegal immigrants on …

Immigration

How Trump Alienated the Judiciary

A ruling against his executive order on sanctuary cities is the latest rebuke dealt to the president by a federal judge.<p>President Trump’s first 100 days deserve at least one superlative: The Trump administration has managed to alienate the courts to a degree that some administrations take years to …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Trump creates office that allows victims of crimes to blame immigrants

Little victories for Trump could spell big trouble for immigrants.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just a few days before President Donald Trump hits his symbolic …

Immigration

DHS announces office for victims of illegal immigrant crime

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced on Wednesday the official launch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office for victims of illegal immigrant crime, and a program to help track the custody status of violent, illegal perpetrators.<p>ICE’s Victims of Immigration Crime …

Immigration

Homeland security unveils Trump's controversial immigrant crime office

Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement is intended to keep victims informed of suspects’ proceedings, but critics warn that such an office is misguided<p>The Trump administration has unveiled a controversial new office set up to support the victims of crimes committed solely by undocumented migrants, …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Where are most of the immigrants in the US coming from?

IN 2015, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) created a map based on data from the Department of Homeland Security showing the countries that supply …

Immigration

Will Trump’s Border Wall Prevent Human Trafficking? Experts Aren’t Sure

During a roundtable meeting with farmers on Tuesday, President Donald Trump remarked that his proposed border wall would help curb human trafficking.<p>"The wall is going to get built, and the wall is going to stop drugs, and it's going to stop a lot of people from coming in that shouldn't be here, …

Immigration

Trump administration launches effort to help crime victims whose assailants are here illegally

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly on Wednesday unveiled a new effort to aid victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, catapulting the Trump administration into another pitched battle over whether the president is deploying federal resources to demonize foreign-born residents …

John F. Kelly

Venezuelan in Miami reportedly detained ahead of asylum hearing

Marco Coello, a 22-year-old Venezuelan, was at the U.S. immigration office in Miami on Wednesday awaiting a routine asylum hearing when authorities …

Venezuela

Fascism in Action: There is Now an Official Government Office for Scapegoating Immigrants

Big news today from the Department of Homeland Security:<p>Today, @DHSgov announced the launch of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) …

Immigration

Gay, HIV-positive asylum seeker from San Jose detained in Florida

SAN JOSE — A San Jose man who is gay and HIV-positive has been detained at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Florida for more …

Immigration

Sorry, Trump voters, you got scammed. You’re never going to get your wall.

When he ran for president, Donald Trump made building a wall along the entirety of our southern border — and making Mexico pay for it — the emotional centerpiece of his campaign. A bunch of nerds with “facts” and “arguments” might have pointed out all the ways it was nearly impossible, but that was …

Opinion

How weekly Trump protests in the Loop aimed at more than first 100 days

A revolving door of local protest groups and activists — some that have never worked together before — have banded together to keep their anti-President Donald Trump message alive for his first 100 days in office, hoping it stalls his agenda and builds momentum for the midterm elections.<p>What became …

Homeland Security

Hate group leader: Our allies 'are now very well placed' in the Trump administration

Yes, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign emboldened white supremacists and extremists, with a wave of hate crimes sweeping the nation in the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Is Slashing Programs Linking Climate Change to U.S. National Security

Over the last several decades, top government officials and even military brass have come to view climate change as a national security issue. Under …

Climate

Homeland Security’s John Kelly is unhinged

Identifying the worst member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet is no easy task. From Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently mocking the state of Hawaii to …

Betsy DeVos

Following a Rash of Controversies, Trump Is Set to Make Waves With His New Secret Service Director

After a series of embarrassing incidents during the Obama administration and no signs of improvement under President Donald Trump, the United States …

Government

Illegal Immigration Fell Before Trump Took Office, Study Says

WASHINGTON—The number of people living in the U.S. illegally touched its lowest level in a decade in the final years of the Obama administration, according to a new report that underscores how undocumented immigration was already in decline ahead of President Donald Trump’s tougher border …

Immigration

Fact check: Trump spins his first 100 days in AP interview

In an interview with the Associated Press, President Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office:<p>Trump said he has not labeled China a currency manipulator, as promised, because it hasn’t manipulated its currency since he …

Barack Obama

U.S. Creates New Office Addressing Victims of Immigrant Crimes

WASHINGTON-—The Department of Homeland Security announced creation of a new office aimed at supporting victims of crime perpetrated by immigrants, part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to highlight what it characterizes as harm caused by illegal immigration.<p>The office itself, though, …

Immigration

Former Miramar general to lead Secret Service

President Donald Trump is expected to tap another former U.S. general for his administration, and again it’s a Marine Corps general with ties to San …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Report: Former Marine general tapped to lead Secret Service

WASHINGTON -- Retired Marine Corps Major Gen. Randolph Alles, an Iraq War veteran who oversaw several aviation units, is expected to be named the …

Secret Service

Tougher Law Enforcement Marks Trump’s First 100 Days

The Trump administration's move toward tougher enforcement of laws against illegal immigration demonstrated the biggest change in priorities during its first 100 days at the Homeland Security and Justice Departments.<p>While the president's efforts to temporarily restrict immigration by executive …

Immigration

U.S. Has No Plans to Expand Airline Laptop Ban to U.K. Airports - Bloomberg

A U.S. aviation security agency said there are “no imminent” plans to add the U.K. or other nations to airports where passengers are banned from …

Airlines

Donald Trump 'set to bring in laptop ban' on flights from UK

Passengers flying from the UK to America could reportedly be banned from boarding planes with their laptops.<p>The policy, which has so far only …

UK News

The Marines Just Invested in a New Drone-Fighting Device

With enemy unmanned aerial systems emerging as a troubling battlefield threat, the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is partnering with the Pentagon’s …

Drones

10 Signs Trump's Top Homeland Security Cop Wants to Drag America Into a Paranoid Apocalyptic Police State

Wherever you live, look around. What are the biggest security threats? What’s real, and what’s paranoia?<p>According to a speech this week by Homeland …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Trump considers banning laptops on flights from the UK

Is a major change in security restrictions on the way?<p>Passengers flying to the US from the UK could soon face a ban on carrying laptops, according to …

Aviation

DHS Investigating Attempt To Unmask Anti-Trump Twitter Account

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether government officials abused their authority by demanding that Twitter reveal information …

Security

British passengers could be banned from taking laptops on flights to the US

British air passengers could soon be included in a ban on carrying carrying laptops and other gadgets in hand luggage on flights to the US, it emerged last night.<p>Restrictions on devices larger than a mobile phone already apply to several mainly Muslim countries, but could be extended to …

Aviation