Latest Alejandro Mayorkas News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 08, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan; Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Israeli military spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the...

US dampens criticism of El Salvador's president as migration overtakes democracy concerns

Jun. 01, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In 2021, the Biden administration turned down a meeting request with El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, on a trip to Washington, snubbing the self-proclaimed “world's coolest dictator” for fear a photo op would embolden his attempts to expand his power...

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

May. 20, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement. Those are some of the highlights of a survey released Monday of more than a million...

New immigration court docket aims to speed up removals of newly arrived migrants

May. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that a new fast-track docket in immigration courts will cut the time it takes to decide asylum claims from years to months for some single adults. Migrants who settle in five cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles...

China and US resume cooperation on deportation as Chinese immigrants rush in from southern border

May. 09, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beijing and Washington have quietly resumed cooperation on the deportation of Chinese immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, as the two countries are reestablishing and widening contacts following their leaders' meeting in California late last year. After China...

Tech CEOs Altman, Nadella, Pichai and others join government AI safety board led by DHS' Mayorkas

Apr. 30, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of leading U.S. technology companies are joining a new artificial intelligence safety board to advise the federal government on how to protect the nation's critical services from “AI-related disruptions.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro...

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

Apr. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments — including commercial, state-authorized supplies — as licensed cannabis providers file complaints that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at highway...

Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas, ending trial against Cabinet secretary

Apr. 17, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border and shutting down his trial before arguments...

Senate adjourns the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after dismissing charges

Apr. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate adjourns the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after dismissing charges.

Dubious claims about voting flyers at a migrant camp show how the border is inflaming US politics

Apr. 17, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A humanitarian organization in northeastern Mexico said it did not create flyers urging migrants to vote for President Joe Biden that were filmed at its shelter in a viral video that sparked a firestorm of conservative outrage this week. Accusations that...