(WASHINGTON) -- Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien is retiring from the Department, he announced in an internal message to department staff on Tuesday.Tien, an Army veteran who served three tours of duty, including in Operation Desert Storm, is leaving the Department on... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Threats of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community are on the rise and intensifying, according to a new briefing by the Department of Homeland Security.The DHS document, distributed to government and law enforcement agencies on May 11, said that domestic violence extremists and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Homeland Security is assigning hundreds of asylum officers to the border to sort through the region's recent surge in humanitarian needs, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday."Short-term solutions" are needed to address the "decades-old problem" of a "broken immigration system,"... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- There's one thing people from all political persuasions can likely agree on when it comes to Joe Biden: He is incredibly proud to be Irish-American.It's been more than 165 years since the president's ancestors made their way across the Atlantic to America,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans are set this week to once again seize on the issue of U.S. immigration following a trip to see the Biden administration's border security apparatus firsthand.On Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Committee -- now under Republican control -- will hold... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday updated its use-of-force policy for when the 80,000 officers under the agency's authority encounter the public.The new guidelines limit the use of no-knock warrants, bar the use of chokeholds under unnecessary circumstances and beef up... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As more questions arise from the discoveries of government documents found in President Joe Biden's offices and home, elected officials and government watchdog groups are expressing concerns about the security of important documents.The latest news comes months after it was revealed... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday rebuffed calls from leading Republicans to step aside -- or risk impeachment -- and underscored the critical nature of managing migration challenges "gripping" the Western Hemisphere.In an interview with ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Top Democrats in Congress investigating the events of Jan. 6 continued to allege that the government's federal watchdog for Homeland Security abandoned efforts to collect texts and phone records from that day.Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chair the House... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- There is no need for a disinformation board at the Department of Homeland Security, a DHS panel has concluded in its interim report on examining the board."We have concluded that there is no need for a Disinformation Governance Board," the interim review... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- Authorities from Homeland Security Investigations and the Boston Police Department are warning that there could be an uptick in counterfeit NBA goods and tickets being sold, as the series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Wednesday."Criminals have been known to exploit... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, then-top Department of Homeland Security official Alejandro Mayorkas saw a picture of a Federal Emergency Management Agency analysis as part of the investigation — and realized the equipment used, to illustrate what happened on the... Read More.