BRUSSELS is set to reconsider its exemption on American travellers after Joe Biden refused to lift his own ban on Europeans entering the United States. European Union officials have been left “hugely disappointed” by the White House’s decision to maintain the blockade on EU travellers indefinitely.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insists the 20-year high in border crossings is 'misleading' because they are 'repeat offenders trying multiple times a month'
The Homeland Security chief defended the Biden administration's record He spoke with senators in a contentious Tuesday hearing on the DHS budget Missouri Senator Josh Hawley called the border crisis an 'unmitigated disaster' Mayorkas refused to say whether he supported budged cuts to ICE The hearing was just over 12 hours after Mayorkas' department quietly reinstated a policy known as 'expedited removal' to help stem the flow of migrants
Texas border city of Laredo confirms its first Delta variant after suing the Biden administration claiming migrant policies are leaving citizens at risk of getting COVID
The city of Laredo, Texas confirmed it's first positive Delta variant case this week It comes as the city sues the U.S. government to stop the Biden administration from sending unvaccinated illegal immigrants to the border community Laredo, a small border community, has seen an uptick in the number of migrants who test positive for coroanvirus
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending its COVID-19 restrictions on travel by land from Canada until at least Aug 21. Details of the extension were posted in a notice on the U.S. Federal Register, which publishes details of the administration’s proposed and finalized decisions and policies.
CISA also sent out an alert saying 13 pipelines had been successfully attacked between 2011 and 2013. The DHS's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled a new security directive forcing owners and operators of important pipelines to put more stringent cybersecurity protections in place. This is the organization's second security directive and it applies to all TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday re-designated Somalia in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, which allows some Somalis in the United States to work and live in the country. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas extended the Somalian TPS designation for 18 months starting in September, when the current designation was due to lapse.
The Biden administration has been far from stellar in its reaction to the unrest in Cuba, but at least its tepid message is improving. As Biden at first took far too long to comment on the wave of protests against Cuba’s vicious communist regime, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas earned justifiable criticism for seeming to deter Cuban refugees while showing outlandish leniency to illegal immigrants from Central America.
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - The United States has contingency plans and a "robust presence" in the Florida Straits if it has to deal with any increased flow of migrants fleeing Cuba by sea during the latest unrest, a senior Biden administration official said on Thursday.
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Biden's DHS chief warned Cuban and Haitian migrants not to enter the US: 'If you take to the sea, you will not come'
DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas told Cuban and Haitian migrants not to come to the US. "Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States," he said. His comments came amid unrest in both island nations.
Washington warned Haitians and Cubans Tuesday against trying to flee to the United States as they endure domestic unrest, saying the trip is dangerous and they would be repatriated. “The time is never right to attempt migration by sea,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tapping a new head for its intelligence operations, a shift in leadership for a wing of DHS that has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In a letter to staff, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced John Cohen will lead the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) in addition to his role as the coordinator for counterterrorism.
The Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence arm is getting new leadership. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Friday morning that John Cohen, the department’s top counterterrorism official, will take the helm at DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis in addition to his current role.
(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday extended Yemeni eligibility for a humanitarian program that grants deportation relief and work permits to immigrants already in the United States who cannot safely return to their home countries. The renewed designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will allow approximately 1,700 Yemenis to keep their status through March 3, 2023, and allows an estimated 480 additional Yemenis to apply, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
The Biden administration on Friday announced it is formalizing a new process to allow immigrants who served in the U.S. military and were later deported to return to the country legally. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered the nation's immigration agencies to craft a "rigorous, systematic approach" to review the cases of immigrants whose deportations "failed to live up to our highest values."
Biden praises nurse who was first American to get the vaccine for 'pouring her heart into her work' as he welcomes 21 new Americans at White House naturalization ceremony
President Joe Biden called for extended paths of citizenship, which could add another 9 million people to the US population Made the call at a naturalization ceremony for 21 people at White House Biden said Dreamers, those with temporary protected status and farmers should be granted US citizenship He also recognized Sandra Lindsay as an 'Outstanding American by Choice'
The Biden administration is kicking off an effort to encourage longtime residents to apply for U.S. citizenship, launching a cross-agency campaign to reach some 9 million people eligible to become Americans. The campaign to actively recruit new citizens was released shortly before President Biden attended a naturalization ceremony on Friday and represents a remarkable shift in tone from the Trump administration, which sought to raise fees to apply for citizenship and enacted numerous barriers for migrating to the U.S.