Government Agencies Homeland Security

  • Sanctuary city, county and state policies have limited the number of immigration arrests ICE is able to make, but they won't prevent them.

  • PHNOM PENH, June 21- A China- owned special economic zone in Cambodia has denied that its firms have been fined by the United States for transhipping goods from China in a bid to dodge U.S. U.S. Embassy spokesman Arend Zwartjes told Reuters in an emailed statement on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security had inspected and fined a number of companies...

  • Cyberattacks are monitored at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team/National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center facility in Arlington, Virginia. But tech execs believe there is a disconnect on cybersecurity between the public and private sectors.

    In a CNBC survey of top technology executives, a majority of those who responded said they doubted the U.S. government would be able to help them in the event of a cyberattack.

  • Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, said on "Fox News Sunday" that the tariffs were "not interrelated" with the U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, awaiting approval by the U.S. Congress. Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the tariffs would not worsen Mexico's economic situation and drive more...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Homeland Security Department is considering tapping more than $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund border operations if Congress fails to approve additional funding, a person briefed on the matter said. NBC News said TSA could shift $50 million that had been set aside to buy advanced airport...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned U.S. firms of the risks to company data from Chinese-made drones, according to a notice reviewed by Reuters on Monday. A spokeswoman for DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency confirmed that it "recently released an industry alert providing organizations with...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned U.S. firms of the risks to company data from Chinese-made drones, according to a notice reviewed by Reuters on Monday. The notice titled "Chinese Manufactured Unmanned Aircraft Systems" warned that U.S. officials have "strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday. A TSA spokesman said the agency was looking for volunteers to support efforts at the U.S. border with Mexico, where the government has said it is...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- The Trump administration plans to redirect hundreds of Transportation Security Administration staff, including air marshals, to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, CNN reported on Wednesday. Representatives for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could not be immediately reached to confirm...

  • A group of about 30 Brazilian migrants, who had just crossed the border, sit on the ground near US Border Patrol agents, on the property of Jeff Allen, who used to run a brick factory near Mt. Christo Rey on the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019.

    Human trafficking from Central America to the U.S. brought smugglers up to $2.3 billion in 2017, but cartels may not be the big culprits, Rand reports.

  • US President Donald Trump speaks as Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Kevin K. McAleenan (2nd R) watches during a meeting at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia on February 2, 2018.

    President Donald Trump urged the now-acting secretary of Homeland Security to close the U.S. border with Mexico, and that he would pardon him if he suffered any legal fallout from following Trump's directive, new reports said.

  • President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Washington.

    The White House may be considering additional DHS changes at the leadership level, a senior administration official tells CNBC.

  • President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of border wall prototypes.

    The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- A 35- day struggle between President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress to cut a deal to end the partial government shutdown finally ended on Friday. While Trump did not get that money in Friday's deal, he won a promise that Congress will work on a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that contains border security funding for the rest of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday it will extend some benefits to 51,000 airport security screeners who are not being paid during a partial government shutdown and are looking for ways to offer some financial assistance. A standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his...

  • A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker screens passengers and airport employees at O'Hare International Airport on January 07, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

    The Transportation Security Administration says unpaid airport screeners have not been showing up to work because of financial reasons. TSA's ranks of 51,000 have been deemed essential and have been ordered to work without paychecks in the shutdown.

  • President Donald Trump gives his first State of the Union address to Congress and the country in Washington, United States on January 30, 2018.

    Kirstjen Nielsen's statement came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested President Donald Trump reschedule his Jan. 29 speech to Congress, or make it "from the Oval Office," or even submit his speech in writing because of security concerns

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent (L) stands watch as U.S. troops set up concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry during a 'large-scale operational readiness exercise' which briefly closed the border crossing on November 22, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico.

    More than 40,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled since the government shutdown began, straining the nation's immigration system, while the Pentagon is directing additional funds to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • U.S. Army soldiers are seen from the Mexican side fortifying US-Mexico border fence with barbed wire  on November 26, 2018 in Mexicali, Mexico.

    The U.S. military will extend a mission to support security along the U.S. border with Mexico through Sept. 30, the Pentagon said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped on Sunday, forcing a checkpoint and ticket counter to close in Houston, as a partial government shutdown that has frozen pay checks moved into its 23rd day. The Transportation Security Administration, the agency responsible for airport security screening, said...