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Acting Defense Secretary Says He Hasn't Determined Amount For 'Emergency' Border Wall
By Bob Burns, AP
Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him by Trump's declaration Friday of a national emergency.
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Brock Long Steps Down As FEMA Administrator
During his tenure, Long came under fire for improperly using government resources and mishandling the Hurricane Maria response.
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ICE Let Sexual Assault Reports Slide At Migrant Detention Centers Run By Contractors: Inspector General
The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general slams immigration officials for poor oversight of facilities.
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GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw Scorched After Mansplaining Border Security To Expert
"Condescending offers to mansplain never come off well, especially not when done to an expert," a Twitter user notes.
'Several Thousand' Additional Troops To Deploy To Southern Border
The new batch of troops could raise the total to more than 4,300.
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Shutdown Leaves Government Websites Vulnerable To Hackers
Security certificates have begun lapsing on the sites, leaving them unverified.
Thousands More Migrant Kids Separated Than Reported
Thousands more children were separated from their families than originally reported.
GOP Dismisses Suggestion That State Of Union Be Postponed
By Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, AP
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied anyone’s safety is compromised.
This Is The Letter Unpaid Government Workers Are Being Given To Show Their Creditors
"Some of our employees may have difficulty in timely meeting their financial obligations."
DHS Backs Trump Lie That Border Wall Construction Has Already Started
No, "tremendous amounts" of Trump's promised wall have not already been built.
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New Photo Shows Steel Border Wall Prototype Can Be Breached With Saw
NBC obtained an exclusive photo of the breached steel slat fence.
Democrat Accuses Kirstjen Nielsen Of 'Outright Lies' On Border, Calls For Hearing
House Homeland Security Committee head Bennie Thompson wants to look into the Trump administration's border policy and the deaths of two migrant children.
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Homeland Security Chief Faults Parents, 'Open Border' Supporters In Migrant Kids' Deaths
Kirstjen Nielsen ordered an overhaul of medical screening procedures at the Mexican border after Felipe Gómez Alonzo, 8, died on Christmas Eve.
No White House Progress On Day 3 Of Government Shutdown
By Darlene Superville and Lisa Mascaro, AP
“Nothing new. Nothing new on the shutdown. Nothing new. Except we need border security,” Trump told reporters at the White House
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What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.
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Asian Caucus: End Deportations Of Southeast Asians Who Came To U.S. As Refugees
“It is troubling to see Southeast Asian American families being targeted at unprecedented levels."
Hannah Mckay / Reuters
Trump Administration Paid Firm Nearly $14 Million For Just 2 New Recruits
And the company used government resources to do even that, concludes Homeland Security's inspector general.
U.S. To Keep About 4,000 Troops At Border Through January
The number of active-duty troops on the border with Mexico will drop from 5,600.
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Nielsen Doubles Down On Border Patrol Conduct After Tear-Gassing: We ‘Warned’ You
Customs and Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants approaching the border on Sunday, including children.
Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks
"The Secretary is honored to lead the men and women" of the Department of Homeland Security, an agency spokesman said after the Washington Post report.
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Pentagon Declined DHS Proposal For Border Troops To Build Detention Facilities: Officials
By Phil Stewart, Reuters
The disclosure by officials illustrates the tension within the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border.
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The Border Is A Dark Zone For Government Accountability
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Trump's border troops stunt makes an already fraught situation worse.
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Leading For-Profit Prison And Immigration Detention Medical Company Sued At Least 1,395 Times
By Ken Silverstein, Yahoo News
The complaints allege a range of charges, including wrongful death, malpractice and inadequate medical care.
Kirstjen Nielsen Says U.S. Has No Intention Of Shooting Caravan Migrants
Whether troops would shoot back if migrants fired at them, the Homeland Security secretary said, is something the government will “have to work through.”
Amazon Pitched Its Controversial Facial Recognition Tech To ICE, Emails Show
ICE said it doesn't have a contract with Amazon for "Rekognition," but it has used similar software in the past.
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FEMA Chief Misused $150,000, Including A Family Trip To A Pineapple Farm, Report Finds
He will remain in his post and has been ordered to reimburse the government "as appropriate," the Homeland Security secretary said.
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