Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is scheduled to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The testimony marks her first appearance before a House panel during the 116th Congress. Read Nielsen’s opening statement and watch the live feed of the testimony.
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In the months since Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (often called “AMLO”), announced the creation of a “national guard” as a core component of his public security strategy, the proposal has received significant criticism.
In recent weeks, the prospect that President Trump might declare a national emergency in order to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has triggered new concerns regarding his administration’s commitment to the rule of law.
Over the next five months, travelers crossing external borders in Hungary, Latvia and Greece will have the opportunity to participate in the European Union’s latest effort to increase the security, efficiency and efficacy of its border checkpoints. The new system, “iBorderCtrl,” involves a voluntary two-step procedure. First, travelers register online, where an animated border agent asks a series of questions.
Three immigrant advocacy organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the president, the Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and other government agencies alleging that the Trump administration's proclamation and rule on asylum applications violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.
On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.
Judge Dana Sabraw of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a request for an injunction on behalf of a class of immigrants whose children were separated from them by the Department of Homeland Security. The full order is below. For details on to whom the injunction applies, read Judge Sabraw’s order granting class certification.
Amid growing political pressure, the president issued an executive order Wednesday addressing his administration’s policy of separating migrant children and parents at the U.S. border. The order is fewer than 800 words, but it does little to resolve the chaos generated by the family separation policy.
On June 20, President Trump signed the following order to end the administration’s policy of separating families who attempt to enter the country illegally. Under the new policy, the administration will detain parents and children together “where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.”
Reports spilling out of detention centers and immigration proceedings in McAllen, Tex. and elsewhere along the southern border include new details about the measures government officials are taking to separate children from their parents.