Latest U.S. Department of Homeland Security News

Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

Jan. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School clinic has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said in a lawsuit filed in...

GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Katko, a respected Republican moderate whose congressional career seemed on the ascent, announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump last January to say they won't seek reelection. ...

Fed review sought of jail's immigrant detainee conditions

Jan. 08, 2022 16:29 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' two U.S. senators are calling for a review of conditions at the Plymouth County jail for federal immigration detainees. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey said this week that they've heard from the families of detainees and their...

Investigation of journalists by Customs unit is under review

Jan. 03, 2022 16:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal review has been launched into the actions of a special Customs and Border Protection unit that used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including one from The Associated Press. ...

Pentagon chief Austin says he has tested positive for COVID

Jan. 02, 2022 21:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms while quarantining at home. In a statement Sunday night, Austin said he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually in the coming week...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EST

KPC News. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: State leaders should condemn baseless allegations In a stunning 47-second video clip from an interview with a northern Indiana TV outlet, Attorney General Todd Rokita tweeted a baseless statement Thursday alleging that Indiana’s...

Agents with Homeland Security team to wear body cameras

Dec. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agents with an investigative unit of the Department of Homeland Security will wear body cameras for the first time as part of a six-month pilot program that will focus on the costs and benefits of using the technology in federal law enforcement, officials said. ...

US has reunited 100 children taken from parents under Trump

Dec. 23, 2021 15:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Biden administration effort to reunite children and parents who were separated under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy has made increasing progress as it nears the end of its first year. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday...

White House pushes GOP to end blockade of ambassador picks

Dec. 15, 2021 19:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled two more ambassador nominees Wednesday, but the White House and Democrats warned that maneuvering by some Senate Republicans to block all but a small fraction of diplomatic and other national security appointees is doing serious harm to U.S. efforts...

AP seeks answers from US gov't on tracking of journalists

Dec. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sought answers Monday from the Department of Homeland Security on its use of sensitive government databases for tracking international terrorists to investigate as many as 20 American journalists, including an acclaimed AP reporter. In a...