Latest Alejandro Mayorkas News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 01, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. __ ...

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

Jun. 30, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at...

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

Jun. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of...

Homeland Security tightens scrutiny of internal misconduct

Jun. 16, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security could face more stringent penalties under an overhaul announced Thursday that follows complaints about the handling of internal discipline in the third largest U.S. government agency. DHS said...

Biden, leaders reach migration pact despite attendance flap

Jun. 10, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders on Friday announced what is being billed as a roadmap for countries to host large numbers of migrants and refugees. “The Los Angeles Declaration” is perhaps the biggest achievement of the Summit of the...

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms

Jun. 07, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The U.S. was in a...

Biden says 1st female armed services chief is 'about time'

Jun. 01, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hailed Adm. Linda Fagan as new Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the armed forces' first female service chief, declaring during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, “It's about time.” “The trailblazing career of Admiral Fagan...

New 'disinformation' board paused amid free speech questions

May. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday paused a new and controversial board's work on disinformation and accepted the resignation of its leader, capping weeks of concerns about impinging on free speech rights and frenzied conspiracy theories about the board itself. ...

Mayorkas tours border to prepare for asylum limits to end

May. 18, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an anticipated increase in migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before a public health order is set to end after being used to turn people away nearly 2 million times...

New Mexico seeks opportunity in Texas border disruptions

May. 05, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is highlighting its support for proposals that would route an international rail line through its Santa Teresa border crossing, capitalizing on Mexico's unease with disruptions along the Texas portion of the U.S. border with Mexico. Mexico had...