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  • Associated Press Oct 30, 2019

    With DHS Head McAleenan Departing, Unclear Who Will Be in Charge

    A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection of the president and his family. Kevin McAleenan, the fourth person to hold the job in the Trump administration, had told colleagues that he would be...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    McAleenan, Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Stepping Down

    Kevin McAleenan, a career civil servant who became the unlikely point man for President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, is stepping down as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job. McAleenan told The Associated Press he was leaving on his own terms — a contrast to other top administration officials pushed out during Trump’s tenure. But his...

  • United States Sep 25, 2019

    New Burial Rules Seek to Extend Arlington Cemetery Lifespan

    In an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Under the current rules, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. The proposed restrictions would preserve the cemetery’s lifespan for another 150 years.

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

    The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States. Details on Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s agenda and activities were scant, and there was no immediate access for journalists. But the Guatemalan...

  • Associated Press Jul 19, 2019

    House Members Question DHS Chief McAleenan on Border Conditions

     Members of the House Oversight Committee grill Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about conditions for migrants at the southern border and at detention centers.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 7, 2019

    Homeland Insecurity: Empty Seats at Agency Dealing With Overcrowding at the Border

    The agency in charge of dealing with overcrowded conditions at migrant facilities near the southern border is severely understaffed at the leadership level, NBC News reports. The president has demanded the Department of Homeland Security contain the surge of immigrants at the border and deport millions who are in the country illegally. But he has failed to staff the highest...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Top Immigration Official: Border Crossings Dropping

    The acting secretary of Homeland Security said he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month, as officials in Yuma unveiled their latest outdoor facility meant to detain children and families.

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    A Perilous Time to Have Temps Running the Pentagon

    It’s a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon. President Donald Trump’s brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, spilling beyond diplomacy to a planned air attack on Iran that Trump said he ordered, then pulled back at least for now. This, as the U.S. undertakes an unusual troop deployment to the Mexican border, tends its nearly two-decade-old war...

  • Mexico Jun 21, 2019

    Pentagon Is Without a Chief as US Faces Many Global Threats

    It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan and stalled talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Amid all that, and more, acting...

  • Donald Trump Jun 18, 2019

    Shanahan Drops Bid to Lead Pentagon, Citing ‘Painful' Past

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family situation that would hurt his children and reopen “wounds we have worked years to heal.” President Donald Trump announced Shanahan’s departure in a tweet, and said Army Secretary Mark Esper would be the new acting Pentagon chief.

  • CONGRESS Jun 15, 2019

    Premature Baby Found in Texas Border Patrol Facility

    Advocates were shocked to find a teenage mom and her premature newborn daughter huddled in a Border Patrol facility in what they say was another example of the poor treatment immigrants receive.

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    US, Mexico Officials to Begin Talks Over Tariffs, Border

    Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news conference at the embassy in Washington, making the case against President Donald Trump’s threat of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

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    Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news conference at the embassy in Washington, making the case against President Donald Trump’s threat of...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2019

    Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Tells Naval Academy Graduates to Change Status Quo

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday to change the status quo and stand their ground in the face of ethical failure, urging them to “set the standard on preventing sexual harassment and assault” among ranks.

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2019

    Gov. DeSantis: Florida ‘Cannot Accommodate' Influx of Immigrants

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state “cannot accommodate” an influx of immigrants that local officials say are being sent by the federal government from the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • United States May 16, 2019

    US Military to Build 6 Tent Cities Near Border for Migrants

    The U.S. military is going to provide and build tents to house 7,500 migrants at six locations near the border, NBC News reported. A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security made the request and a Defense official said Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is expected to sign the request. Read More

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Shanahan for Top Pentagon Post

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over...

  • Donald Trump Apr 20, 2019

    Family Detention Space Goes Unused as Trump Warns of Crisis

    President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to “catch and release” migrants. At the same time, his administration has stopped using one of three family detention centers to hold parents...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2019

    Report: Trump Told Acting DHS Head He'd Pardon Him If He Were Sent to Jail for Closing the Border

    President Donald Trump told acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan last week to close the U.S. southern border and that he would pardon him if he faced any legal challenges, according to The New York Times. The paper, citing three people briefed about the conversation, reported that they spoke when Trump visited the border town of Calexico, Calif., last week...

  • United States Apr 11, 2019

    News 4 Your Sunday: 50+ Employment Expo

    Pat Lawson Muse talks to Jewish Council for Aging Assistant CEO Micki Gordon and Adventist Healthcare Director of Talent Acquisition Maurice Roche about the 50+ Employment Expo.

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