Latest U.S. Department of Homeland Security News

Dems allege cover-up on Secret Service texts, demand records

Aug. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats have requested sit-down interviews and internal documents from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general as part of a deepening investigation into the agency's handling of now-deleted Secret Service text messages surrounding the Jan. 6...

Secret Service director delays retirement amid 1/6 scrutiny

Jul. 28, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director James Murray is delaying his retirement as the agency deals with an inspector general’s investigation and congressional inquiries related to missing text messages around the time of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Murray, who was...

Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy

Jul. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The court's order Thursday leaves the policy frozen nationwide for now. The vote...

Secret Service Jan. 6 texts erased despite Congress' request

Jul. 19, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service text messages from around the time of the attack on the U.S. Capitol were deleted despite requests from Congress and federal investigators that they be preserved, the agency confirmed Tuesday in response to a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee. ...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service for erased texts

Jul. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot has subpoenaed the Secret Service for text messages agents reportedly deleted around Jan. 6, 2021, as the panel probes Donald Trump's actions at the time of the deadly siege. The committee chairman, Rep. Bennie...

Watchdog says Secret Service deleted Jan. 6 text messages

Jul. 14, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents deleted text messages sent and received around the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol even after an inspector general requested them as part of an investigation into the insurrection, the government watchdog has found. The Department of...

Feds deny Burgum's request to restore border crossing hours

Jul. 11, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection won’t restore hours of operation to pre-pandemic levels at some ports of entry in North Dakota, despite pressure from Gov. Doug Burgum. In a letter to the agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent...

Administration seeks Supreme Court OK on deportation policy

Jul. 08, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to allow it to put in place guidance that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The emergency request to the court follows conflicting...

Appeals arguments heard on immigrants brought to US as kids

Jul. 07, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys hoping to save an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children told a federal appeals court Wednesday that ending the program would cruelly disrupt the lives of thousands who have grown up to become...

Federal appeals court greenlights federal deportation policy

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal guidance prioritizing the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk can be implemented, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue is a September directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...