The Department of Homeland Security, largely hollowed out over the last four years, is moving with urgency to staff agencies with people who had front row seats to the hardline immigration limits rolled out under former President Donald Trump, in order to rescind them.
Chad Wolf resigned as the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on January 11. However, Chad Wolf may never have lawfully been the Acting Secretary of DHS. It sounds confusing because it is confusing.
Chad Wolf may no longer be the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, but he is still serving as a DHS political appointee and using newly delegated authorities to make legal actions he took while he was chief.
The Trump administration is trying to cement immigration changes that face legal challenges by reissuing them through a new acting Homeland Security secretary imbued with authority courts have said his predecessors lacked.
A federal judge ruled on Saturday that acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed, thus invalidating his suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (
Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting applications and renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday.
The Trump administration continues to blast and bulldoze in Arizona and California to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall in violation of a court order to cease construction, environmental and civil rights groups said.
A top Homeland Security Department official warned all department employees Tuesday that anyone caught leaking "classified, controlled unclassified, and draft information" to "external entities" risks "violating agency policy and potentially federal law," and encouraged
An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.
Government watchdog groups are warning the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration that approving a proposal from the Department of Homeland Security seeking to reclassify records as “temporary” could see important documents, including records of alleged misconduct, destroyed.
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, defended his record at a Senate confirmation hearing and flatly denied he suppressed intelligence that could have embarrassed President Trump.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced Friday that it will hold a nomination hearing for acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf next week.
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general declined to investigate whether acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy Ken Cuccinelli are serving in their roles lawfully, saying its efforts on the issue would be "pointless."
A whistleblower complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before the November election
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf for the top spot in the agency, rewarding a forceful advocate for administration policy whose leadership has been challenged on legal grounds.
On Monday, the Trump administration announced new guidance for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The new guidance denies any new applicants from applying for DACA along with making current DACA recipients renew their permits every year instead of every two years. DACA recipients are also not able to leave the U.S. without permission.
A nonpartisan congressional watchdog's finding that the two top officials at the Department of Homeland Security are legally ineligible to hold their posts is “erroneous” and should be withdrawn, a Trump administration official said Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli to step down after a government watchdog found that their appointments violated federal law.&nbs
The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, effectively the agency's second-in-command, are serving under an "invalid order of succession." The GAO said it was referring the matter to DHS's inspector general for further review.
The Pentagon received a Department of Homeland Security request Wednesday to build and pay for hundreds of additional miles of border wall on the southwest border, according to the Department of Defense.
Key pieces of his agenda are stalled. Top aides are feuding. And there's worry that the very issue that swept President Donald Trump into office in 2016 could help cost him his reelection in 2020.
The White House plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf acting secretary, according to three people familiar with the situation. Wolf will replace acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whose last day in the job was supposed to be Thursday. McAleenan will now stay until Nov. 7, according to one of the people with knowledge of the matter.
The White House's personnel director has told President Donald Trump that neither immigration hardliner Ken Cuccinelli nor Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan are eligible to succeed Kevin McAleenan as acting Homeland Security secretary, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN.
In an era of polarized immigration politics, Kevin McAleenan navigates the lonely center as he runs the Department of Homeland Security in an acting role, with no nomination in sight.
The acting Homeland Security chief apparently isn't hiding his feelings — perhaps because he's seen what happened when his department had to make the best of President Trump's whims.
President Donald Trump says Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her job, amid growing frustration by the administration over the number of southern border crossings
President Donald Trump's pick for acting Homeland Security Secretary after the rocky 16-month tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen is already drawing criticism amid calls for an "outsider" to lead department that oversees immigration policy.
That Kirstjen Neilsen reportedly tells colleagues she might quit because she got yelled at has nothing to do with her commitment to a just or more humane society, and everything to do with her emotions, writes Juliette Kayyem. Whatever Trump says, the fact is she is avidly pursuing his cruel immigration agenda.
The secretary of homeland security faced sharp questioning about agency priorities from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, with many expressing deep concerns about whether the Trump administration is properly promoting Americans' safety.
As retired Marine Gen. John Kelly moving to the White House Monday as President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, he leaves behind an opening at the top of the Department of Homeland Security.
Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security chief said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.
Senate Democrats wanted reassurances from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that there would be boundaries to President Donald Trump’s plan to intensify immigration enforcement..
Without a guarantee that people brought to the country illegally as children won't be deported, California Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that she will not support John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Homeland Security Department.
[...] immigration critics waged a public campaign against McCaul in recent days, recalling his past support of proposals that included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Kelly's selection drew praise from immigration critics while pro-immigration advocates said they were hopeful that Kelly's experience in Central America could foster a better understanding in the Trump administration of causes of migration. [...] the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which has been strongly critical of Obama administration policies, said Kelly would bring "an unwavering commitment" to protecting the border. Federation president Dan Stein said in a statement that Kelly "fully understands the critical role border security plays in protecting the country from the threats of terrorism, uncontrolled illegal immigration, and drugs." Pro-immigration groups were alarmed by Trump's choice of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and they feared that Trump might pick Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a noted immigration hawk, to lead Homeland Security. Frank Sharry, founder of America's Voice, an alliance of pro-immigration groups, said he was intrigued by Kelly's involvement in combating gang violence and problems in El Salvador and other Central American nations from which people are fleeing northward.