Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US)

White House Fires Homeland Security Dept.’s General Counsel

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday fired John Mitnick, the general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, after months of shake-up at an agency responsible for carrying out President Trump’s immigration agenda. “We thank John for this service, and we wish him well,” a department spokeswoman said Tuesday […]

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Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care […]

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Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Migrant Families

NYT > U.S. > Politics Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by President Trump, had been postponed, […]

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U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members

NYT > U.S. > Politics Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by President Trump, had been postponed, […]

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ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. In at least three states that offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have requested to comb through state repositories of license photos, according to newly […]

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Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to replace the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after The latest moves also appeared to be a housecleaning of officials associated with John F. Kelly, the president’s former chief of staff and his first homeland security secretary, who was pushed […]

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More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to sweep out the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after pushing out its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, accelerating a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. Government officials said three more top department leaders were expected to leave soon: L. […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen Out as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, is leaving her position, President Trump announced on Sunday, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had at times made her the target of the president’s criticism. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and […]

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With Shutdown Looming, Border Deal Is Reached ‘in Principle’

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators on Monday night agreed in principle to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border, part of a broader agreement that would stave off another partial government shutdown without funding President Trump’s wall. The agreement would allow for 55 miles of […]

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Negotiators Reach Deal in Principle on Border Security to Avoid Shutdown

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Top House and Senate negotiators said Monday night that they had reached an “agreement in principle.” Lawmakers declined to offer details, but seemed confident that the agreement — if supported by leadership and signed by President Trump — could resolve an immigration dispute and stave off another government shutdown. ImageThe […]

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