Kevin McAleenan

ICE Unlocks Fast-Track Nationwide Deportation Powers

Homeland defense officials are finally expanding their fast-track “expedited removal” deportation powers to quickly deport illegal migrants nationwide who cannot show they have lived illegally in the United States for longer than two years. 

In this file photo from 2015, a man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Los Angeles. New raids could target a large number of immigrants in major cities.

Watch Live: Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Border Crisis

Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Thursday morning, answering questions about “the Trump Administration’s child separation policy, the treatment of immigrants detained in U.S. government facilities, and related issues.”

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, prepares to leave after the House Homeland Security Committee on budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Migrant Family Apprehensions in 2019 Up 469 Percent over Last Year

Apprehensions of migrant families who illegally cross the southwestern border from Mexico in Fiscal Year 2019 increased 469 percent over the same period last year. Despite the nearly 33 percent drop of migrant family apprehensions from May to June 2019, the increase in year-to-date apprehensions illustrates the enormity of the current crisis.

Border Patrol agents in Arizona continue to apprehend large groups of mostly Central American migrant families. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)