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Trump hits back at reports questioning significance of Mexico deal

President Donald Trump pushed back after reports revealed major components of his security deal with Mexico were actually agreed upon several months ago. Trump had been holding the threat of heavy tariffs on Mexico if they did not implement stronger border security measures. The deal also makes key reforms to […]
Trump hits back at reports questioning significance of Mexico deal
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2 key Homeland Security officials pushed back on a plan to arrest thousands of migrants in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles before they were pushed out

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ronald Vitiello were given the boot in April. A new report from The Washington Post gives insight on one of the last plans they allegedly quashed before their ouster. The plan targeted migrants […]
2 key Homeland Security officials pushed back on a plan to arrest thousands of migrants in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles before they were pushed out
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Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was worried about Russia meddling in the 2020 election, but was reportedly warned not to bring the issue up to Trump

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Kirstjen Nielsen, then the secretary of Homeland Security, not to bring up the topic of Russian interference in the 2020 election to President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported. Nielsen was reportedly increasingly concerned about Russian aggression ahead of the election, […]
Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was worried about Russia meddling in the 2020 election, but was reportedly warned not to bring the issue up to Trump
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Some Homeland Security officials are shaken by Trump’s purge and pointing out their new office is built at a former government mental hospital

Homeland Security officials viewed President Donald Trump’s purge of the department’s leadership with gallows humour, according to The Washington Post. Some concerned officials reportedly correlated their circumstance with the location of their new headquarters in Washington, DC. The department’s new headquarters was built at the former location of part of […]
Some Homeland Security officials are shaken by Trump’s purge and pointing out their new office is built at a former government mental hospital
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US mayors call Trump’s bluff on sending detained migrants to sanctuary cities

Democratic mayors across the country have been issuing incensed statements about President Donald Trump’s threat to release detained migrants into so-called sanctuary cities. Mayors of major cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and San Francisco have all weighed in. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to […]
US mayors call Trump’s bluff on sending detained migrants to sanctuary cities
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Trump reportedly told his border chief to close the border and block migrants from entering the US — and that if he went to jail, he’d pardon him

President Donald Trump told the former Customs and Border Protection commissioner to illegally block asylum-seekers from entering the US – and that he’d pardon him if he were jailed, CNN reported on Friday. The commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, is now the acting Homeland Security secretary after Kirstjen Nielsen resigned under pressure […]
Trump reportedly told his border chief to close the border and block migrants from entering the US — and that if he went to jail, he’d pardon him
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Nancy Pelosi calls Trump’s Homeland Security purge a ‘downward spiral of indecency’ as more officials are given the boot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Trump administration’s handling of the US-Mexico border “contrary to the values of our country.” Pelosi also criticised the ongoing purge of top officials at the Department of Homeland Security. Despite reports of the White House adviser Stephen Miller attempting to consolidate power, she placed […]
Nancy Pelosi calls Trump’s Homeland Security purge a ‘downward spiral of indecency’ as more officials are given the boot
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Kirstjen Nielsen’s second-in-command at the Department of Homeland Security is out, days after Nielsen abruptly resigned

The Department of Homeland Security’s acting deputy secretary resigned on Tuesday, two days after secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her post. Homeland Security management undersecretary Claire Grady, a career government official, will leave the agency on Wednesday, Nielsen announced. If Grady had stayed with the agency on Wednesday, the last […]
Kirstjen Nielsen’s second-in-command at the Department of Homeland Security is out, days after Nielsen abruptly resigned
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Stephen Miller reportedly undermined Kirstjen Nielsen by leaking embarrassing border statistics to a conservative-leaning publication

The White House senior adviser Stephen Miller leaked unflattering statistics about the US-Mexico border in an effort to denigrate former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to a Quartz report citing unnamed former agency officials. Miller disclosed the increasing number of migrants claiming asylum and the number of border detentions […]
Stephen Miller reportedly undermined Kirstjen Nielsen by leaking embarrassing border statistics to a conservative-leaning publication
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Trump pushed his administration to re-implement migrant family separations after he banned the policy in an executive order

President Donald Trump has for months pushed his administration officials to re-instate its policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border NBC News reported Monday. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday, was reportedly opposed to re-implementing the deeply controversial “zero-tolerance” policy. Trump signed an executive order […]
Trump pushed his administration to re-implement migrant family separations after he banned the policy in an executive order