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  1. immigration
    Life Under ‘Extreme Hardship’Inside one family’s decade-long ordeal with America’s cruelly absurd immigration laws.
  2. immigration
    Biden Administration Begins Migrant-Family ReunificationsFour parents separated from their children will be let into the U.S. this week as DHS takes its first steps to address fallout from the Trump policy.
  3. politics
    Biden Cancels Military-Funded Construction of Border WallThe DHS also says it will repair flood levees and soil erosion caused by Trump’s wall-construction efforts.
  4. immigration
    Biden Takes Step to Roll Back Obama’s Migrant Detention PolicyHomeland Security is turning detention centers into screening facilities that would release families into the U.S. within 72 hours of their arrival.
  5. immigration
    Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Says Trump ‘Gutted’ the Immigration SystemMayorkas also announced a Biden administration task force to connect families split up by Trump’s punitive child-separation policy.
  6. politics
    Anonymous ‘Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ Guy Is Former DHS StafferThe notorious op-ed belongs to Miles Taylor, who wrote about how he fought Trump’s worst impulses while selling one of his most abhorrent policies.
  7. department of homeland security
    Whistleblower Alleges DHS Head Tried to Alter Intelligence to Fit Trump RhetoricA DHS official claims that Acting Director Chad Wolf told him to downplay Russia’s election-interference threat because it made Trump “look bad.”
  8. daca
    Trump Admin Defies Federal Court by Rejecting New DACA ApplicantsThe Department of Homeland Security will no longer process new Dreamer applications, despite a direct order from a U.S. district court judge to do so.
  9. george floyd protests
    Federal Agents Were Reportedly Eager to Join Trump’s Crackdown in U.S. CitiesAs early as June 2, the FBI reportedly wanted to deploy federal agents to American cities to suppress largely non-violent demonstrations.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump’s Latest Pitch to Suburbs: Demonizing CitiesTrump hopes to frighten suburbanites about cities as sources of violence, crime, and lower home values. But it probably won’t work.
  11. portland
    Cotton Compares Portland’s Graffiti Artists to the ConfederacyEven more than Trump, Tom Cotton has never seen an incident of civil unrest that he wouldn’t like to escalate into civil war.
  12. trump administration
    DHS Agents Seen in Portland Are Deploying to Chicago — and Perhaps FurtherTrump will reportedly send 150 Homeland Security officers to Chicago this week. He also threatened to send federal agents to Detroit and Baltimore.
  13. portland
    Unidentified Federal Agents Are Detaining Protesters in Portland“It’s like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay,” one Oregon attorney said.
  14. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  15. ice
    ICE Deports ‘Crucial Witness’ in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel CollapseDelmer Joel Ramirez Palma raised basic safety concerns related to construction flaws that may have led to the accident, which killed three.
  16. migrant crisis
    Homeland Security Photos Show ‘Dangerous Overcrowding’ at Border Patrol CampsA new report from the Department of Homeland Security includes pictures of “ticking time bomb” conditions at Border Patrol camps.
  17. border wall
    Military to Spend a Month Painting a Mile of Wall Because It Isn’t Pretty EnoughAn unspecified number of military members will reportedly spend a month painting a mile of the border wall to improve its “aesthetic appearance.”
  18. immigration
    Leave Change Behind at Airport Security? It Could Soon Fund Border SecurityA DHS proposal suggests sending $3 million of loose change down to the border.
  19. immigration
    Democrats Are Developing a Clear Response to Trump on MigrantsWith seven Senate Democrats running for president on board with this alternative to Trump’s immigration policy, the bill could shape the 2020 debate.
  20. ice
    Trump Surprises Officials With Tweet Nominating Mark Morgan to Be ICE DirectorTrump surprised his advisers by tweeting the nomination of ex–Border Patrol head Mark Morgan, who will take ICE in a “tougher direction.”
  21. war on drugs
    No, Fentanyl Isn’t a Weapon of Mass DestructionThe Trump administration is considering classifying fentanyl as a WMD – a move that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics.
  22. immigration
    Could Trump’s Illegal Plan to Ship Migrants to Cities Make Everyone Happy?The president’s assumption that urban liberals hate and fear migrants as much as he and the MAGA folk do isn’t necessarily accurate.
  23. immigration
    Report: White House Wanted to Use Migrant Detainees to Target Political FoesThe White House reportedly considered releasing detained migrants in Nancy Pelosi’s San Fransisco district as a tactic to frustrate Democrats.
  24. immigration
    Conservatives Are Pushing to Put One of Their Own in Charge of Homeland SecurityHe’s very far to the right on immigration and everything else, but Cuccinelli may have yet to fully earn Trump’s trust.
  25. immigration
    Judge Issues Trump a Timely Reminder That the Rule of Law Applies at the BorderAs Trump reportedly issues illegal demands on immigration, a judge ruled that a program forcing asylum seekers to wait across the border must end.
  26. immigration
    Who Will Do Trump’s Bidding at DHS Now That Kirstjen Nielsen Is Gone?Trump wants immigration policy to be tougher. These people could make it so.
  27. immigration
    Trump Wants a ‘Tougher’ ICE Director. What Does That Mean?After a Homeland Security shakeup, it appears that Stephen Miller may be gaining even more influence over Trump’s immigration and border policies.
  28. immigration
    Would Patrolling With the Border Patrol Change Your Mind About the Border?A ride-along with an agency at once empowered and besieged.
  29. immigration
    Everything We Know About the 8-Year-Old Migrant Boy Who Died in U.S. CustodyAn autopsy revealed that Felipe Alonzo-Gomez died from the flu.
  30. kris kobach
    Could Kris Kobach Be Trump’s Next DHS Secretary?Trump clearly wants to dump Kirstjen Nielsen. The fiery nativist from Kansas would test GOP loyalty, but would please the president.
  31. turnover
    Report: Trump Is Desperate to Get Rid of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKansas’s Kris Kobach is among those who could replace her.
  32. family separation
    Inspector General: Family Separation Policy Was a Disaster From Its InceptionOne child was kept in a chain-link holding pen for 25 days, far surpassing the 72-hour legal limit.
  33. kleptocracy
    Yet Another Trump Official Investigated for Misusing Government Funds on TravelWhat is it with these guys?
  34. Trump Ends Family Separations by Ordering Family DetentionsThe obvious thing for Trump to do was to reverse Jeff Sessions’s “zero tolerance” policy. But he went in the opposite direction.
  35. DHS Secretary Nielsen is Not MAGA Enough for Trump’s White HouseApparently minding her own business in 2016 makes Nielsen a member of Never Trump.
  36. John Kelly: Leaving DHS to Work in Trump’s White House Was Punishment From GodOnce Trump hears about this, Kelly may not be there much longer.
  37. Ravi Ragbir Doesn’t Want to Be a SymbolThe immigration-rights activist faces his own deportation. His case will be front and center at Trump’s first State of the Union address.
  38. Why the Trump Administration’s DACA Policy Is IndefensibleTrump does not want to deport the Dreamers — he only wants to torture them until Congress agrees to pass legislation it otherwise wouldn’t.
  39. immigration
    300,000 Central American and Haitian Immigrants May Soon Face DeportationMany of the immigrants have U.S.-born children and own homes and businesses, and some have lived in the country for decades.
  40. Trump Will Nominate John Kelly’s Deputy Kirstjen Nielsen to Head DHSIf confirmed, she will be just the third women in Trump’s cabinet.
  41. Hurricanes Scuttle Huge ICE RaidsThe agency had plans to conduct its largest-ever operation later this month, but Harvey and Irma got in the way.
  42. Scheme to Get Republicans a 53rd Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin Stays PutA rumored game of musical chairs had Perry going to DHS, Manchin to Energy, and a West Virginia Republican to the Senate. But in the end nobody moved.
  43. immigration
    Trump Administration May Expand and Expedite DHS Deportation PowersThe new plan would dramatically expand where and when the government could target immigrants for deportations which bypass immigration courts.
  44. politics
    Controversial Sheriff David Clarke Will Not Take Homeland Security PostAnd yes, it’s now been confirmed that they did in fact offer him the job.
  45. White Hopes Opens New Office Devoted to Encouraging Fear of ImmigrantsVictims of Immigration Crime Engagement will aid the victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants (unless those victims are undocumented).
  46. Trump May Make Visitors to U.S. Hand Over Their Social-Media Passwords“Extreme vetting” may require even short-term visitors from U.S. allies to hand over their phones, passwords, finances, and ideological views.
  47. Mothers and Children Would Be Ripped Apart Under Reported DHS ProposalThe proposal, which is reportedly under consideration, seeks to deter women from illegally crossing the border with their children.
  48. Trump Can’t Find ‘Existing Funds’ to Start Building Border Wall As PromisedDHS has found only enough money to build a “handful” of prototypes, Reuters reports.
  49. Leaked DHS Report Undermines Trump’s Argument for His Travel BanIt says citizenship in the Muslim-majority countries included in the ban is an “unlikely indicator” of a terrorism threat.
  50. Report: Border Officials Will Push Trump Away from Wall, Toward a FenceOne official told CNN that “you never want to have a barrier in place that will obstruct your vision.”
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