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  • Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down

    10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners. President Trump on Friday announced that McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family, and added that the new acting secretary would be announced next week. The announcement immediately led to speculation as to who would step into the vital cabinet position -- one that is a central post for the nation's immigration policy....
  • President Trump tweets that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is stepping down

    10/11/2019 5:04:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    President Donald Trump said in a tweet Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down. Trump in his tweet congratulated McAleenan on a “job well done” and said he would be announcing a new acting secretary next week. He added that there were “many wonderful candidates.” “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” Trump tweeted.
  • Trump says acting Homeland Security chief McAleenan will step down

    10/11/2019 5:19:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/2019 | Jessica Campisi
    President Trump announced Friday night that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan would step down from his position. “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down," tweeted Trump, who tapped McAleenan to lead the department earlier this year. Trump named McAleenan the department’s acting chief in April following Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation. -DEVELOPING "Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done!” Trump said...
  • Protesters prevent acting DHS secretary from speaking at event (CREDO Action)

    10/07/2019 8:24:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Rafael Bernal
    Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan was unable to deliver his remarks at an immigration policy conference Monday, as protesters heckled him on the Trump administration's immigration policies. McAleenan was speaking at an annual immigration law and policy conference hosted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and Georgetown Law. Before McAleenan began his remarks, protesters stood up and yelled, "When immigrants come under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" McAleenan attempted three times to start his speech, but was interrupted by the protesters on every occasion. "Ok, last time, team," McAleenan...
  • Where does Mexico really get its guns?

    10/01/2019 4:31:38 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2019 | Hollie McKay
    Tucked inside a narrow wedge of a traditional open-air market is one of Mexico’s most dangerous black market operations. It’s known as the Tepito. It’s a barrio where even the police mostly remain outside. Inside, it’s under the tightly controlled thumb of the Union de Tepito, otherwise known as the Union Cartel – one of the capital city’s most violent and well-financed criminal players. ... And, the ATF itself became a contentious piece of that puzzle between 2009 and 2011 in what became known as “Operation Fast and Furious,” when the ATF’s Phoenix Field Division allowed illegal gun sales in...
  • 54 in NJ ICE Bust As Search For 3 'Public Safety Threats' Goes On

    09/26/2019 1:35:20 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    Patch Newark ^ | 26 September 2019 | Tom Davis, Patch Staff
    Three more people described as "public safety threats" in New Jersey remain at-large after ICE arrested 54 people, authorities said. NEW JERSEY – More than 50 people in communities across New Jersey were arrested during a week-long probe targeting what ICE calls "public safety threats" following their release from local law enforcement custody. Three more people remain at-large, the agency says. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the 54 people were released to the community instead of being transferred to ICE. The identities of the 54 people were not released, and it's not known why they were released to the...
  • Inside Trump’s immigration tent courts: Controversial system meant to fast-track asylum backlog

    09/18/2019 12:53:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    LAREDO, Texas -- The white tents that sit here on the very edge of the U.S border, with Mexico a literal stone’s throw away, represent one of the jewels in the crown of the Trump administration’s recent efforts to get a grip on the immigration crisis. They are the temporary courtrooms set up as part of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) -- known colloquially as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, established earlier this year, involves sending migrants who are trying to claim asylum back to Mexico during their proceedings -- instead of releasing them into the U.S. while...
  • Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Aviation Security

    09/18/2019 9:13:07 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 14 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/18/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    In the U.S. and Europe most especially, recognizing a threat posed by an individual flyer and then managing it so that his civil liberties aren’t infringed until necessary is important to the security process. Assigning flyers a score based on the risk each poses to commercial travel – a score which may increase or decrease based on many factors – is one way to effectively security screen each traveler. In other words, the depth and comprehensiveness of the aviation security screening you might receive prior to boarding your flight could depend on a ‘risk score’ based on data collected about...
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • DHS bars Dem staffers from visiting border facilities after 'rude' and 'disruptive' behavior

    08/28/2019 1:50:13 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip, Fox News has learned. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers. ICE OFFICES, WORKERS HIT BY WAVE OF VIOLENCE AND THREATS But...
  • DHS: We're Ending Catch and Release of Family Units Crossing the Border

    08/21/2019 1:06:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    The Trump administration implemented new policies on Wednesday in an effort to end the "catch-and-release" of family units entering the country illegally or applying for asylum. In the past, the Department of Homeland Security has only been able to detain and process families together for 20-days. After that, they've been released into the United States and become unlikely to show up for immigration court dates months or years later. That practice is changing and DHS will now hold family units together, without separating children from parents, until their immigration hearing and full processing. "Large numbers of alien families are entering illegally across...
  • DHS moves to end limits on detention of migrant families, close 'loophole'

    08/21/2019 7:54:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Trump administration announced Wednesday it would move to scrap a major court agreement in order to allow for migrant families to be detained longer as their cases are being considered, instead of having to release them after 20 days. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, in a press conference detailing the decision, claimed that the long-standing court order known as the Flores agreement has incentivized illegal immigration and represents a "loophole" in the immigration system. That agreement prohibited children from being kept in detention for more than 20 days. As a result, officials were releasing entire families to keep...
  • US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism ( Kevin McAleenan )

    08/13/2019 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    CBS19News ^ | Aug 13, 2019 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    The Homeland Security head says white supremacist ideology is fueling some domestic terrorism. Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared Tuesday in Jackson, Mississippi ... He said the recent mass shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso was inspired by "violent white supremacist ideology" that "offends us all." Others at the forum described the threat in similar terms. Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ..
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus calls for answers on Mississippi ICE raids

    08/12/2019 2:09:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are demanding answers about the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids of seven Mississippi food-processing plants that led to 680 arrests. In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and ICE acting Director Mark Morgan on Monday, the lawmakers said the timing of the raids left communities in chaos and argued the agencies left children at risk by failing to provide sufficient warning to school districts. “This raid, which is the largest ICE raid in our nation’s history, is a continuation of the Trump Administration’s...
  • Missouri Walmart threat suspect ID'd by police, mug shot released [Update--increasing strangeness.]

    08/09/2019 3:22:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Police in Missouri identified the armed suspect that entered a Springfield Walmart on Thursday as 20-year-old Dmitriy Nickolayvich Andreychenko,...charge of making a terroristic threat in the first degree...intent was "to cause chaos."...According to a Facebook page that appeared to be Andreychenko’s, he is originally from Portland, Oregon but lives with his wife in Springfield. He studied EMS/EMT at Ozarks Technical Community College.
  • DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Renews ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for 7K Syrians

    08/02/2019 6:50:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1 Aug 2019 | John Binder
    Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan renewed a temporary amnesty program for about 7,000 Syrian nationals who have been allowed to remain in the United States since 2012. On Thursday, McAleenan announced that he would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of Syrian nationals living across the U.S. for 18 months — meaning 7,000 Syrians will be allowed to remain in the country through March 21, 2021. ... The Trump administration has been approving and renewing TPS for foreign nationals in the U.S. at Obama era levels. For instance, in Fiscal Year 2018, the Trump administration...
  • Antifa’s planned El Paso attack is Saul Alinsky on steroids

    07/29/2019 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies ^ | July 29, 2019 | JD Rucker
    "Local and national organizers are working together to build 10 days of training and direct actions for the Border Resistance Convergence in El Paso, TX – September 1-10th. We are calling on affinity groups everywhere to come together and help us address US-funded genocide and local concentration camps."
  • DHS to expand speedy deportations across the country

    07/22/2019 10:04:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Trump administration announced plans Monday to speed up deportations for illegal immigrants in the interior, applying the same standards that have been at play at the border to now apply to the country as a whole. With more illegal immigrants managing to sneak into the interior amid the border surge, the new powers are necessary to be able to oust them from the communities where they end up, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a notice published online officially announcing the new policy. The aggressive move is already drawing threats of lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties...
  • Acting DHS Secretary Thanks Trump For Improved Conditions At The Southern Border

    07/22/2019 9:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 22, 2019 | Yuichiro Kakutani Yuichiro Kakutani
    Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, said last week that President Donald Trump helped the department remedy the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border.In particular, McAleenan emphasized at a Thursday congressional hearing that Trump’s diplomatic outreach with Mexico significantly reduced the number of illegal immigration into the United States.“Thanks to President Trump’s direct engagement, we’ve entered into an agreement with Mexico in early June to address the migration flows that is making a dramatic impact — a 28 percent reduction in border crossing in June,” McAleenan, who is also the commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘Getting Rid’ of DHS Is Not as ‘Radical’ as Its Creation

    07/21/2019 12:01:13 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 29 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 07-21-19 | JANITA KAN
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said eliminating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not as “radical” as former President George W. Bush’s implementation of the department after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during a town hall event on immigration in New York on July 20. The comments were first highlighted in a video by the Republican National Committee. “That criminalization frame has justified abuse [sic] of human beings. That’s one big reason why we have to take things from a criminalized frame to a civil frame,” she said. “And when people say ‘Oh, you wanna to...