Black Haitian Families Take on Department of Homeland Security, Activist Returns After Deportation

On Monday, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the agency’s Inspector General, on behalf of a group of Black Haitians and their families who fled a dangerous situation in Haiti only to be submitted to inhumane treatment by federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Oct 19, 2021
  • 6:08 PM

Homeland Security Head Rejects GOP Claims of Border ‘Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security pushed back Wednesday against Republican criticism of the Biden administration’s border policies, refusing to say that the increase of migrant children entering the United States is a “crisis.”

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

Biden’s Homeland Security Pick Faces Questions on 2015 Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Alejandro Mayorkas faced Senate confirmation, not a single Republican voted for him because there was an open investigation into his management of the U.S. immigration agency under President Barack Obama.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 10:58 AM

Ex-Homeland Security Official Mayorkas Returns Under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the September 11 attacks but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law enforcement agenda.

  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 5:54 PM

Homeland Security Will Share Citizenship Data With Census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.

  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 12:56 PM

Protesters Shout U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Off Stage

UNITED STATES: At an annual immigration law and policy conference held at Georgetown University Law Center yesterday, immigration protesters shouted down acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. McAleenan left the policy conference early, without speaking to protesters, after the crowd prevented him from speaking. This protest comes after the Trump administration’s cuts to asylum seekers, […]

  • Oct 8, 2019
  • 8:38 AM

US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States.

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 5:31 PM

Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 12:39 PM

NALEO Educational Fund Comments on US Census Bureau Request for Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

“It is time for Congress to act and provide Latinos and all Americans with the clarity and safety they need to participate in the 2020 Census by removing the citizenship question once and for all,” CEO Arturo Vargas said.

  • Mar 8, 2019
  • 11:12 AM

Homeland Security impide la entrada de fotógrafo a sesión de la Junta de Control Fiscal

La policía federal impidió que un fotógrafo que trabajaba con el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) realizara su trabajo y le prohibió entrar al edificio.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 8:24 AM

Photographer Blocked by Homeland Security at Puerto Rico Control Board Session

Federal police prevented a photographer with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) from doing his job and was prohibited from entering the building.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 8:13 AM

García Padilla Supports Puerto Rican Driver Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants & Homeland Security Stays Quiet

Yesterday during a commemoration of the birthday of former governor Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican governor Alejandro García Padilla announced that he would be submitting a bill to the island’s Congress that would allow for undocumented immigrants living in Puerto Rico to obtain driver licenses. According to El Nuevo Día, the Department of Homeland Security […]

  • Feb 19, 2013
  • 11:15 PM

Texas Separates Migrant Families, Detaining Fathers on Trespassing Charges in Latest Border Move

Texas state police officers separated migrant families along the border with Mexico by detaining fathers on trespassing charges and turning over mothers and children to federal officials, the state Department of Public Safety said Thursday.

  • Aug 7, 2023
  • 5:14 PM

For Latino Activists, ‘Cop City’ a New Phase of US Imperialism

Multiple Latino activists in the Stop Cop City and Defend the Atlanta Forest movements warn that the $90 million police training facility —and the repression tactics being used against those who oppose it— is U.S. imperialism brought home.

  • Aug 7, 2023
  • 3:18 PM

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding

A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.

  • May 19, 2023
  • 10:42 AM

Latino Truckers Lead Boycott of Florida After Anti-Immigrant Law (OPINION)

A protest started by Latino truck drivers against Florida’s anti-immigrant law has now grown to include a diversity of drivers across the country.

  • May 17, 2023
  • 1:37 PM

Number of Migrants Fell 50% at US Southern Border After Immigration Changes

The number of migrants encountered at the southern border fell 50 percent during the last three days compared with the days leading up to the end of a key pandemic-era regulation, U.S. officials said Monday.

  • May 16, 2023
  • 10:36 AM

This Tribe’s Land Was Cut in Two by US Borders. Its Fight for Access Could Help Dozens of Others

Tribal officials have drafted regulations to formalize the border-crossing process, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recently formed Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council, comprised of 15 Native officials across the U.S.

  • May 15, 2023
  • 10:41 AM

Biden’s Last-Minute Policy Changes Complicate Crisis at Border (OPINION)

While the Biden administration says its focus is to counter misinformation, the policy changes announced just hours prior to the end of Title 42 are likely to sow further confusion at the southern border.

  • May 12, 2023
  • 12:36 PM

Biden’s New Rules for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

In a joint press conference last week, the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security announced new measures at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the end of Title 42.

  • May 4, 2023
  • 12:23 PM

Mexico President Complains US Is Funding Opposition

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has again complained to the United States that the U.S. government is funding organizations opposed to his administration, this time in a letter to President Joe Biden.

  • May 4, 2023
  • 10:39 AM

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