Department of Homeland Security

Texas Man Charged with Directing Others to ‘Assassinate AOC’

Federal prosecutors charged a Texas man with tweeting a call to assassinate U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The man allegedly tweeted multiple times from inside the Capitol including one where he wrote, “Assassinate AOC.”

The Department of Justice charged Garret Miller for allegedly threatening to assassinate Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: U.S. Capitol Security Video/Department of Justice)

U.S. Cancels Visas for Chinese Officials Linked to Human Rights Abuses

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced visa restrictions Monday for “officials of the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Republic of China believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the repression of members of ethnic minority groups, religious practitioners, and human rights defenders.”

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DHS Promises 450 Miles of Border Wall by 2021

Contractors hired by the Department of Homeland Security have built 426 miles of the border wall and are working around the clock to hit their target of 450 miles by January 1, according to supporters and critics of the barrier.

Authorities pass a border wall construction site, in Mission, Texas, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. President-elect Joe Biden will face immediate pressure to fulfill his pledge to stop border wall construction. But he will confront a series of tough choices left behind by President Donald Trump, who's ramped up construction in …

DHS Chief Chad Wolf Dunks on Border Wall Doubters

Chad Wolf, the acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security, celebrated the construction of 400 miles of border wall by taunting various Democrats, media pundits, and politicians who said it would not be done.

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Trump Nominates Chad Wolf to DHS Chief

President Donald Trump nominated interim Department of Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf to the permanent job on Tuesday, prompting a skeptical response from Trump’s supporters.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on immigration and border security to members of the border patrol as Acting secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf (L) looks on at the international airport in Yuma, Arizona on August 18, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via …