department of homeland security

Trump May Appoint Immigration Czar

President Donald Trump may appoint an “immigration czar” to coordinate the government’s fractured authority over border security, asylum law, the labor supply, and visas, according to a report by the Associated Press. 

Kris Kobach, Ken Cuccinelli

DHS Nielsen OK’s Visas for 30,000 Extra H-2B Workers

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will allow the importation of 30,000 extra foreign laborers for landscapers, resorts, and other businesses despite President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” promise that has helped raise blue-collar wages by four percent in 2018.

The Associated Press

Orange County Ends Jail Contract with ICE

The Sheriff’s Department in California’s Orange County is ending its contract with the Department of Homeland Security to hold illegal migrants in jail.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement / ICE

Acting Pentagon Chief Pat Shanahan Authorizes $1B for Border Wall

The Pentagon announced Monday evening that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized $1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for building the border wall pursuant to the president’s emergency declaration last month.

Stewart Williams works with a crew removing border to be replaced with new border wall Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U,S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial …