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NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 21, 2019

Trump Expected to Pick Ken Cuccinelli for Immigration Policy Role
The job's duties and title are still being decided, but Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hard-liner, is expected to work through the Department of Homeland Security.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 17, 2019

America Needs Huawei
The director of the Chinese tech giant's board warns that banning the company will hurt the U.S. economy.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 15, 2019

Air Marshals Are the Latest Officials Diverted to the Border to Handle the Surge of Migrants
The T.S.A. specifically asked for help from two armed law enforcement teams that usually provide security on flights and at airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 15, 2019

U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela
The Department of Homeland Security said the country's instability created conditions that "threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 09, 2019

The Supreme Court, the Census Case and the Truth
Will the justices be the administration's enablers or form a firewall against its lies?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 02, 2019

Four Migrants, Including Three Children, Feared Dead in Texas Raft Tragedy
Three migrant children were missing after a raft overturned in fast-moving water in the Rio Grande on the Texas border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 02, 2019

Infant Dies and 3 Migrants Are Feared Dead in Rio Grande Raft Tragedy
Migrant children were missing after a raft overturned in fast-moving water in the Rio Grande on the Texas border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 02, 2019

Infant Dies, Three Migrants Feared Dead in Raft Tragedy on Rio Grande
Migrant children were missing after a raft overturned in fast-moving water in the Rio Grande on the Texas border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 26, 2019

F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations
Russia's malign influence campaign during the 2018 elections was a rehearsal for the presidential campaign, the F.B.I. director warned.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 25, 2019

Judge Is Charged With Helping Immigrant Escape ICE at Courthouse
Federal prosecutors' indictment of the Massachusetts judge, Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, and a court officer was sharply criticized by the state's attorney general, Maura Healey.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 25, 2019

U.S. Charges Judge With Helping Immigrant Escape ICE at Courthouse
The indictment of Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor was criticized Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 22, 2019

The Border Realities Beneath the Fury
The Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies, and rhetoric, are straining the daily cross-border existence of those in Cali-Baja.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 22, 2019

The Tricky Realities of Trump and the Border
The Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies, and rhetoric, are straining the daily cross-border existence of those in Cali-Baja.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 17, 2019

HUD Moves to Limit Public Housing Aid for Undocumented Immigrants
The rule would require expanded use of a verification system meant to confirm a person's immigration and citizenship status and determine whether people are eligible for benefits.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 17, 2019

Two New Tent Cities Will Be Built in Texas to Hold Migrants
With existing facilities "beyond capacity," the administration will spend nearly $40 million on tents to house detained migrant families and children.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 17, 2019

What Is Asylum and Who Can Seek It? Explaining Trump's New Restrictions
Attorney General William P. Barr issued an order that could keep thousands of migrants seeking asylum in jail while they wait for their requests to be evaluated by a judge.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 16, 2019

In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers
Attorney General William Barr issued an order on Tuesday that could keep thousands of migrants in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum request.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 15, 2019

Trump's Nominees: Too Much Even for the Die-Hards
Some are spectacularly unqualified, others so extreme as to alienate the president's most conservative enablers.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 14, 2019

Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials
The president's removal of Department of Homeland Security officials was the culmination of months of clashes over policies many say were legally dubious, unethical or impractical.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 12, 2019

Rule Keeping Asylum Seekers in Mexico Can Temporarily Proceed, Court Says
An appeals court granted a stay four days after a lower court blocked what the Trump administration calls migration protection protocols.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 12, 2019

Fixing Immigration, Dispelling Fear
Human Rights First says our borders are manageable, and a reader takes issue with the president's remark that the country is "full."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 12, 2019

With Polls and Private Meetings, Republicans Craft Blunt Messaging to Paint Democrats as Extreme
Republicans are poll-testing ways to portray Democrats as too extreme on issues like health care, abortion and the environment, and Democrats worry that the messaging is working.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 11, 2019

A Strange Little Section of the Border Wall
In this week's Crossing the Border newsletter, making sense of the whirlwind of news coming out of Washington.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 10, 2019

The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point
For years, there have been warnings that America's immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 10, 2019

The Border Is Broken. And There's No Plan to Fix It.
For years, there have been warnings that America's immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

Stephen Miller Can't Act Alone
The Trump administration's vicious immigration policies didn't implement themselves.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

Trump Administration to Push for Tougher Asylum Rules
President Trump denied he would bring back his policy of separating migrant families, but officials said they want to make asylum much harder to get.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

Barbarism in Honduras, and Here in the U.S.
A reader is repulsed that the United States turns away women and children who have been subjected to horrific abuses in Honduras.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

Barbarism, in Honduras, and Here in the U.S.
A reader is repulsed that the United States turns away women and children who have been subjected to horrific abuses in Honduras.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen
As homeland security secretary, she enacted and publicly defended the family separations policy. In President Trump's eyes, she didn't go far enough.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 09, 2019

Trump's Immigration Crisis
Behind the flailing lies a potential disaster for immigration hawks.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Cancel Kirstjen Nielsen
Her role in terrorizing children should make her a permanent pariah.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Judge Blocks Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico' Policy for Asylum Seekers
Immigration advocates called the practice inhumane and illegal and said it forced migrants to wait in places where their lives or freedoms were at risk.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Trump Signals Even Fiercer Immigration Agenda, With a Possible Return of Family Separations
The longer-term effect of the eruption of Oval Office frustration is likely to be a burst of anti-immigrant policies that stand out, even for Mr. Trump.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Trump Is Pushing to Restart Family Separations at Border
Officials said President Trump wanted Kirstjen Nielsen to more aggressively deter Central American migrants from showing up at the southwest border. She has resigned.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Trump Purge Signals Even Fiercer Immigration Agenda
The longer-term effect of the eruption of Oval Office frustration is likely to be a burst of anti-immigrant policies that stand out, even for Mr. Trump.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials
As President Trump expresses frustration with his own administration, at least five senior Department of Homeland Security officials have been pushed out or are expected to leave.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge
Since Friday, five senior Department of Homeland Security officials have been told to exit or otherwise stepped aside as President Trump rails against U.S. immigration laws.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Another Day, Another ‘Acting' Cabinet Secretary as Trump Skirts Senate
President Trump has named a new "acting" cabinet secretary for Homeland Security, another in a series of temporary appointments that avoid a confirmation fight with Congress.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Who Is Left to Say No to Trump?
Kirstjen Nielsen is the latest one out of the president's spiraling cabinet who expressed his cruelty but wouldn't go as far as he wanted.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Exits Trump's Cabinet
Kirstjen Nielsen's run as head of the Department of Homeland Security, much criticized by President Trump, has come to an end after a tumultuous tenure.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 08, 2019

U.S. Wants to Allow More Foreign Workers While Also Restricting Immigration
The move to expand the H-2B visa program appeared to clash with the Trump administration's repeated message about a crisis on the southern border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 07, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen Enforced Cruelty at the Border. Her Replacement Could Be Worse.
The homeland security secretary leaves under pressure after a tenure that will be remembered for the forced separation of thousands of migrant families.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 07, 2019

Kevin McAleenan, Top U.S. Border Enforcement Officer, Is Named Acting Head of Homeland Security
President Trump said Mr. McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, would "do a great job" taking over for Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned Sunday.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 07, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump's Homeland Security Secretary
The president had blamed Ms. Nielsen for the rise in migrants who illegally entered the United States even though she supported his hard-line immigration policies.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 05, 2019

Waiting for Asylum in the United States, Migrants Live in Fear in Mexico
Hundreds of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States could soon be sent to wait in Mexico under a policy that has been expanded by the Trump administration.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 05, 2019

Bad Food, Broken-Down Trucks: What It's Like to Be a U.S. Soldier on the Mexico Border
This unit returned from Afghanistan in November. But an internal report to headquarters reveals that its new living conditions aren't much better.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 02, 2019

Trump Vows to Close Border, Even if It Hurts the Economy
"Security is more important to me than trade," the president declared, while advisers sought to limit any economic damage from the move.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 31, 2019

Trump Administration Defends Plan to Close the Border, Telling Democrats, ‘We Told You So'
The president and his aides have become emboldened as border crossings surge.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 30, 2019

Spring Brings Surge of Migrants, Stretching Border Facilities Far Beyond Capacity
Migration along the southern border typically increases in the spring, but authorities said the current numbers have reached "unmanageable" levels.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 28, 2019

Trump Criticizes Central American Nations a Day After U.S. Signed a Policing Agreement With Them
The Homeland Security chief said the agreement would confront the "root causes of the crisis on our border," but Mr. Trump said the countries are doing "Nothing."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 28, 2019

Trump Criticizes Central American Nations a Day After U.S. Signed a Security Agreement With Them
The Homeland Security chief said the agreement would confront the "root causes of the crisis on our border," but Mr. Trump said the countries are doing "Nothing."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 28, 2019

Trump Criticizes Central American Nations on Border Security
The remarks came a day after the homeland security secretary struck what she called a historic agreement with some of those countries to help strengthen security on the southwestern border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 26, 2019

Testing Novel Power, Trump Administration Detains Palestinian After Sentence Ends
A judge has ordered the release of Adham Hassoun, who served 15 years in prison in a terrorism case and has no place to be deported. But the administration says he is too dangerous.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 24, 2019

A Grand Compromise on Immigration
A bipartisan deal to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadows, and pay for a secure border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 19, 2019

Immigrants Facing Deportation Must Be Detained After Release From Criminal Custody, Justices Rule
Immigrants convicted of some crimes may be detained even years after their release, the Supreme Court says; the law does not allow them to seek bail.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 18, 2019

Homeland Security Chief Cites Top Threat to U.S. (It's Not the Border)
In a speech outlining her department's focus in the coming year, Kirstjen Nielsen said that cybersecurity — not illegal immigration — topped her list of national security threats.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 18, 2019

Nielsen Warns Against ‘Cyberthugs and Hackers'
Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said America is not prepared for the current generation of threats and declared cybersecurity her top priority in a speech at George Washington University on Monday.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 16, 2019

One Dept. Limited Their Protections. Another Singled Out Their Countries for Rights Violations.
Even as homeland security has sought to tighten borders, the State Department is highlighting some of the abuses that have sent people fleeing to the United States.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 11, 2019

A Shipping Manifest Said the Container Held Dried Fruit. Inside Was 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine.
A routine inspection of a container from Colombia that arrived in Newark uncovered one of the largest shipments of cocaine ever seized in the New York City area.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 11, 2019

A Manifest Said the Shipping Container Held Dried Fruit. Inside Was 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine.
A routine inspection of a container from Colombia that arrived in Newark uncovered one of the largest shipments of cocaine ever seized in the New York City area.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 07, 2019

Census Bureau Will Ask for Federal Files on Noncitizens
Census officials says the plans are no different from arrangements with many other federal databases. Experts agree — but say they may depress response to the head count anyway.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2019

Nielsen Calls Border Crossings a ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe'
Testifying to Congress on Wednesday, Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, faced criticism of the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families at the border and claims of a national emergency.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen to Testify on Immigration Policy Before House Committee
Ms. Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, is expected to face particular scrutiny over the practice of separating migrant families apprehended at the border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Chief, Cites ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe' on Southern Border
Ms. Nielsen is expected to face particular scrutiny from House lawmakers over the practice of separating migrant families apprehended at the border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2019

Homeland Security Chief Spars With Democrats Over Splitting Migrant Families
Kirstjen Nielsen sidestepped whether she supported the tactic as a way to deter illegal immigration and cited a "humanitarian catastrophe" on the border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2019

Homeland Security Chief Cites ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe' on Border
Ms. Nielsen is expected to face particular scrutiny from House lawmakers over the practice of separating migrant families apprehended at the border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 26, 2019

Democrats Issue Subpoenas on Trump's Migrant Family Separations
House Democrats issued subpoenas to three cabinet officials, but administration officials did not immediately say whether they would comply.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 26, 2019

Democrats Prepare Subpoenas on Trump's Migrant Family Separations
A House committee voted to authorize subpoenas that Democrats say are necessary to get to the bottom of the child separation policy, moments before another panel held its first hearing on the policy.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 13, 2019

Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, Resigns After Two Turbulent Years
Mr. Long was praised for the agency's handling of Hurricane Harvey, but criticism over its Hurricane Maria response and his reported misuse of government vehicles shadowed him.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 12, 2019

Trump Is ‘Not Happy' With Border Deal, but Doesn't Say if He Will Sign It
The president, who said he would have to study the agreement, all but ruled out another government shutdown and emphasized that he would find "other methods" to finance a border wall.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 12, 2019

Trump Says He Is ‘Not Happy' with Border Deal but Does Not Say if He Will Sign It
President Trump said "I can't say I'm happy" about a bipartisan border security agreement that does not fund his wall, but he does not think the government will shut down.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 12, 2019

Trump Says He's ‘Not Happy' With Border Deal, but Doesn't Say if He Will Sign It
The president said that he would have to study the deal before deciding whether to sign or veto it, but that he thought a looming government shutdown would be avoided.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 03, 2019

India Protests U.S. Detention of Students in Fake-University Sting
New Delhi said several Indian students had been unwittingly caught up in an operation intended to expose visa fraud.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 02, 2019

Janet Napolitano on DACA's Enduring Legacy
As secretary of homeland security, she signed the memorandum that created the popular program protecting ‘Dreamers.' Now she's fighting to save it.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2019

ICE Ran a Fake University in Michigan to Catch Immigration Fraud
The University of Farmington, outside Detroit, was part of an undercover operation by the Department of Homeland Security, the authorities said.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2019

3 Arrested in Crackdown on Multimillion-Dollar ‘Birth Tourism' Businesses
Some Chinese couples were charged as much as $100,000 for a birth-tourism package that included housing, nannies and shopping at Gucci, according to the indictments.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2019

3 Indicted in Crackdown on Multimillion-Dollar ‘Birth Tourism' Businesses
Some Chinese couples were charged as much as $100,000 for a birth-tourism package that included housing, nannies and shopping at Gucci, according to the indictments.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2019

He Says ‘Wall,' They Say ‘Border Security': A Glossary of the Border Debate
The semantics are anything but trivial.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 30, 2019

Help Pick the Worst of Trump
So many awful people to choose from.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 24, 2019

U.S. to Begin Blocking Asylum Seekers From Entering Over Mexican Border
The move is intended to dissuade Central American migrants from making the long, dangerous journey through Mexico. It is expected to be challenged in court.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 22, 2019

Supreme Court Doesn't Act on Trump's Appeal in ‘Dreamers' Case
The court's action almost certainly means it will not hear the administration's challenge in its current term, which ends in June.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 18, 2019

Democratic Senator Seeks Perjury Investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen
Senator Jeff Merkley asked the F.B.I. to open an inquiry, citing a document that he said conflicted with the homeland security secretary's congressional testimony on family separations at the border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 18, 2019

A Small Alaska Town Reels as the Coast Guard Weathers On Without Pay
The federal shutdown has brought a particular chill to Kodiak, a small town of 6,300 on an isolated island in the Gulf of Alaska.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 18, 2019

Trump's Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border
President Trump revived an old and still unproved rumor that hints that Islamic migrants were entering the United States through Mexico and could pose a terrorism threat.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 17, 2019

The Lost Children of the Trump Administration
Why can't the government account for how many children it separated from their parents at the border?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 17, 2019

Trump Worsens the Border Crisis
It's not about drugs or crime. It's about the government's failure to adapt to an influx of asylum seekers.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 17, 2019

Thousands More Migrant Children Were Probably Taken From Families Than Reported
The government has reported about 2,700 migrant children separated from their families at the border last year. But the removals may have involved thousands more.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 17, 2019

Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported
The government has said that about 2,700 migrant children were separated from their families at the border last year. But the removals may have involved thousands more.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 14, 2019

Preclearance at Foreign Airports Seen as a Necessity to Fight Terrorism
American customs officials, who want to expand a program to include more European airports, say it would help identify and stop potential terrorists before they could enter the United States.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 11, 2019

T.S.A. Agents Refuse to Work During Shutdown, Raising Fears of Airport Turmoil
Airport security screeners are opting out in rising numbers during the partial shutdown of the government and their absence is starting to put a strain on airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 11, 2019

Shutdown: T.S.A. Agents Refuse to Work, Raising Fears of Airport Turmoil
Airport security screeners are opting out in rising numbers during the partial shutdown of the government and their absence is starting to put a strain on airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 11, 2019

More T.S.A. Agents Refuse to Work During Shutdown, Raising Fears of Airport Turmoil
Airport security screeners are opting out in rising numbers during the partial shutdown of the government and their absence is starting to put a strain on airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 08, 2019

A Border Wall to Stop Terrorists? Experts Say That Makes Little Sense
Counterterrorism officials say there has never been a case of a known terrorist sneaking into the country through open areas of the southwest border.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 08, 2019

Trump's Claim of Terrorists Streaming Over Border ‘Simply Isn't True,' Experts Say
The president has seized on the threat of terrorists entering the United States from Mexico to defend his demands for $5.7 billion for a border wall.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 07, 2019

As Government Shutdown Persists, Americans Feel the Bite
Delayed mortgage applications, missed paychecks and stymied farmers are among the repercussions of a shutdown with no end in sight.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 04, 2019

Trump Raises Possibility of Declaring National Emergency at Border
President Trump is considering building a barrier without congressional authorization, but it is not clear that such a step could withstand court scrutiny.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 04, 2019

The Price of Trump's Migrant Deterrence Strategy: New Chaos on the Border
A crisis is emerging at migrant shelters as the Trump administration focuses, as one official put it, on "how can we deter, rather than how can we handle."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 01, 2019

U.S. Agents Fire Tear Gas Across Mexican Border
About 150 migrants who tried to enter the United States near San Diego early Tuesday were forced back.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 01, 2019

U.S. Agents Use Tear Gas to Drive Away Migrants at Mexico Border
About 150 migrants who tried to enter the United States near San Diego early Tuesday were forced back after Customs and Border Protection officers deployed tear gas across the border.

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