Tag: immigration

“The General and the Ambassador” podcast series has published a two-part interview with former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne. Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, General Jacoby, and Ambassador Wayne discuss U.S.-Mexico security ties and the U.S.-Mexico border…

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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 bipartisan task force was created with the […]

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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 foreign terrorist entry and promises better interagency collaboration in […]

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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 other government agencies and the […]

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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 that we must keep pace […]

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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, and public safety priorities as […]

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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 highlighted ICE’s enforcement and removal […]

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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…

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President Obama recently announced a set of initiatives and Executive Orders to reduce the strain on the current immigration system. The executive actions also encourage increased interagency cooperation…

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