Latest Kevin McAleenan News

New acting DHS head takes over; hard-liner named as deputy

Nov. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest official to lead the Department of Homeland Security has been sworn in and has named as his deputy a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies who had been in the running for the top job himself. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, the fifth person to...

Correction: Homeland Security Secretary story

Nov. 3, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stories Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 about the official who will be the acting head of the Homeland Security Department, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Chad Wolf had worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Wolf has worked only for Republican administrations. A...

Pentagon releases new details on al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 31, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The general who oversaw the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation and said the U.S. is on alert for possible "retribution attacks" by extremists. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said...

With DHS head departing, unclear who will be in charge

Oct. 30, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection of the president and his family. Kevin McAleenan, the fourth person to hold the...

Top Trump official regrets immigrant medical relief decision

Oct. 30, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A top federal immigration official said Wednesday that he takes responsibility for and regrets how the Trump administration's now rescinded decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships played out. Acting U.S....

Acting homeland security secretary finally agrees to testify

Oct. 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has agreed to testify Wednesday before a House committee on global terrorism. McAleenan had challenged a subpoena sent to him by the House Homeland Security Committee. He had said he could not attend the hearing because it would be held...

NM governor urges probe of immigrant processing center

Oct. 28, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is urging federal immigration authorities to open an investigation of conditions at a privately-managed processing center where Cuban migrants reportedly have attempted to kill themselves. The office of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released letters...

Acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan fights subpoena

Oct. 25, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, is challenging a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee to discuss terrorism threats to the U.S. on the day before he's set to leave office. Kevin McAleenan sent a letter to House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie...

McAleenan, acting Homeland Security secretary, stepping down

Oct. 11, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin McAleenan, a career civil servant who became the unlikely point man for President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, is stepping down as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job. McAleenan told The Associated Press he was leaving on his own terms...

President Donald Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down.