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Continuing shakeup at DHS sends ICE leader to CBP, deputy floats back to top

The Trump administration continues to reshuffle leaders at Homeland Security, sending current ICE director Mark Morgan over to Customs and Border Protection, and bringing the agency's deputy director back on deck. ... Read more»

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White House again reshuffles leadership at border agencies as CBP head resigns

While Border Patrol agents deal with an influx of asylum seekers, mostly families from Central America and Mexico, the White House is again rearranging the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents detain 231 Central Americans in Arizona's SW desert

Two weeks after a group of nearly 400 Central Americans crossed into the U.S. near Lukeville, Ariz., Border Patrol agents encountered 231 people in the area, including families and children traveling alone, authorities said.... Read more»

Border Patrol finds nearly 400 Central Americans in Arizona desert Tuesday morning

Border Patrol agents patrolling about 14 miles west of Lukeville, Ariz., encountered the largest group of Central American migrants yet, after 360 people crossed into the United States from Mexico. ... Read more»

Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

The Trump administration has moved border agents from ports of entry to dealing with asylum seekers, causing delays that leave some fearing economic impacts.... Read more»

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

Customs and Border protection leaders warn lenient laws are encouraging families to flee central American violence and seek asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

DHS continues to shed leaders as ICE acting director Ronald Vitiello shoved out

In one of her last acts in office, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday that Ronald Vitiello, the acting director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is also leaving the agency. ... Read more»

Acting director at DHS resigns, paving way for new Trump choice

Ousted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that her acting deputy resigned Tuesday, paving the way for current CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to take over DHS. ... Read more»

Border detentions jump again in March, as Trump struggles to block asylum-seekers

Customs and Border Protection said it is facing "unprecedented" numbers of migrants along the southwestern border, after the number of people detained in a month again soared, rising 35 percent from February to March. ... Read more»

Judge blocks Trump plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico during case review

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing a plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen 'leaving her position'

The sometimes contentious relationship between Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, and President Trump is drawing to a close, with the president tweeting Sunday that she is "leaving her position."... Read more»

DHS employees warned not to disclose 'nonpublic information' in leaked memo

The Department of Homeland Security warned employees not to disclose "nonpublic information," and said they could face criminal, civil or administrative consequences for leaking, in an email sent out Thursday that was quickly leaked to TucsonSentinel.com and others. ... Read more»

Leaked documents show DHS seeking 'volunteers' to help manage influx of Central American families

DHS employees, including law enforcement personnel and civilians, are being asked to join a "volunteer" force and help frontline agencies, including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, documents leaked to TucsonSentinel.com show.... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol bypassing ICE in releasing migrant families

Border Patrol released a small group of Central American families in Tucson this week, bypassing Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency increasingly cannot manage the large numbers of arriving families and unaccompanied children.... Read more»

Detainees taking lawsuit over conditions at BP facilities to trial

A long-running lawsuit over the treatment of detainees at Tucson Border Patrol stations will head to trial after a federal judge rejected a motion to force the agency to provide beds or mattresses raised off the floor for those being held.... Read more»

Factcheck

Despite Trump tweet, border apprehensions not 'on track' to exceed 1 million

President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. is “on track to APPREHEND more than one million people coming across the Southern Border this year.” That’s not the case, based on the number of apprehensions so far this fiscal or calendar year.... Read more»

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