The US Department of Homeland Security released a report on conditions at the immigration facility in Eloy, Arizona, this week.
A Department of Homeland Security facility that can hold 250 is housing more than 4,000 migrants, including children, the Associated Press reported.
The policy had allowed children to seek asylum without having to make the perilous journey to the US.
Amid calls from lawmakers, advocates, and the press to allow media inside, Mayorkas blamed the pandemic and said the DHS would release "footage."
Homeland Security's Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration's policy of expelling families and adult migrants, but not young arrivals.
Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary in the DHS, said the group had committed terrorist acts ahead of the Capitol riot but evaded scrutiny.
FEMA will assist in a 90-day "government-wide effort" to respond to the thousands of migrant children arriving in the US.
A HHS document said that as of March 8, almost 1,400 unaccompanied minors had been held in CBP facilities for more than three days, per CBS.
An Insider investigation found that federal negligence could leave thousands of at-risk immigrants out of the largest vaccine rollout in history.
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President Joe Biden on Friday said several intelligence departments would be working together to assess domestic terrorism. There have been calls to expand state security in light of the January 6 Capitol siege. However, those efforts face some legal and cultural obstacles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President […]
Tom Bossert, a former homeland security advisor to President Trump, in a New York Times op-ed sounded the alarm about a recent Russian hack of US systems. “The Russians have had access to a considerable number of important and sensitive networks for six to nine months,” he wrote. He said […]
Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf is planning a tour of Latin America from December 7, The Washington Post reported. A DHS source told The Post the weeklong trip – to Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador – is “a boondoggle,” or an unnecessary undertaking. Latin America […]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was given sympathetic talking points to use in media briefings about Kyle Rittenhouse, according to NBC News. Documents that the outlet said it received in a leak direct staff to highlight the teen’s claims of self-defence, and steer conversations to law and order, NBC […]
Oregon lawmakers, including Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeffrey Merkley, have “serious concerns” about a report that federal agents spied on protesters in Portland. A report in The Nation said that federal agents had tapped protesters’ phones. In a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security, the lawmakers say that […]
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, reported facing tear gas on protests on Friday and Saturday, just about one week after the city’s mayor announced local police were banned from using it. In a statement to Newsweek, the local police department said it did not use tear gas, and in a tweet, […]
The US deported a key witness in an ongoing investigation into sexual abuse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centre in El Paso, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune reported Tuesday. The woman said she and others were routinely abused in security camera blind spots, the report said. The Department […]