immigration


DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry



DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry
Last week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified in a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on preventing terrorist entry to the U.S. The Committee hearing focused on the new Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States, which was established earlier this year. The… Read More

Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban



Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban
Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order revising a ban on individuals traveling from six majority Muslim countries. The original order signed in January was heavily criticized for causing confusion and uncertainty among federal personnel as to which travelers were subject to the ban. The new order aims to prevent… Read More

Kelly speaks on U.S. border security



Kelly speaks on U.S. border security
Earlier this week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly spoke before the House Committee on Homeland Security. During the hearing, Kelly briefed those present on U.S. border security. In his opening remarks, Kelly spoke of his service to the nation, as well as his experience working with… Read More

DHS addresses southwest border security



DHS addresses southwest border security
Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement on U.S. southwest border security. Johnson’s statement came after criticism from lawmakers about the increase in illegal immigration at the southwest border. In his statement, Johnson said “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel… Read More

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety



Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety
Earlier this month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Bipartisan Policy Center published a report on immigration and its relationship to the safety and security of the nation. “Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety” examines the U.S. government’s ability to balance the country’s immigration, national security,… Read More

Testimony outlines ICE role in enforcement, removal



Testimony outlines ICE role in enforcement, removal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña recently discussed ICE’s work in removing individuals who have crossed the border illegally, have been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, or have participated in various other illegal activities. Saldaña’s written testimony was addressed to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The testimony… Read More

DHS Inspector General critical of drone use at U.S. border



DHS Inspector General critical of drone use at U.S. border

Last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a statement along with a report assessing the progress of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's use of unmanned aircraft along the U.S. southwest border...

2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review published by DHS



2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review published by DHS

In June the Department of Homeland Security published its second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The original QHSR, published in 2010, outlined the vision, mission areas, goals, and objectives for homeland security...