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John Kelly reportedly described Department of Homeland Security as a ‘mess’

John Kelly, who led the DHS prior to becoming Trump's chief of staff, reportedly complained about the department's state when he was in both roles.

Some Homeland Security officials are shaken by Trump’s purge and pointing out their new office is built at a former government mental hospital

The construction of the 4.5 million square-feet building was reportedly delayed for over a decade, but will be ready to house employees this month.

Kirstjen Nielsen’s second-in-command at the Department of Homeland Security is out, days after Nielsen abruptly resigned

Homeland Security management undersecretary Claire Grady, a career government official, will officially leave the agency on Wednesday.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

A powerful GOP senator has ramped up his criticism of Trump, bashing him on everything from wind turbines to immigration

"The president has to have some stability and particularly with the number one issue that he’s made for his campaign," Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
White House senior adviser Stephen Miller walks behind President Donald Trump.

Stephen Miller ‘should own the policy’: Democratic lawmaker suggests nominating Trump adviser Stephen Miller to lead Homeland Security

"How about Stephen Miller asks the president to appoint him as the secretary of [DHS] so he can be up front," one Democrat said.
A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, run away from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018.

Trump administration floats claims that tear-gassed women and children were ‘human shields’

The Trump administration floated unsubstantiated claims to defend the use of tear gas on a crowd that included women and children.

US Homeland Security reportedly infiltrating WhatsApp groups and using paid undercover informants to monitor migrant caravan

Homeland Security officials are reportedly monitoring the migrant caravan using WhatsApp text messages and paid undercover agents.
Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take groups of them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation.

The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s r...

The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and "loopholes" it says migrants are exploiting. Here's what they're talking about.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 16, 2018.

Homeland Security Department denies secretary Kirstjen Nielsen prepped a resignation letter over criticism from Trump

President Donald Trump reportedly railed against Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday, saying that she failed to adequately secure the US border.

Sessions threatens to split children from their parents if they cross the border illegally: ‘If you don’t like that, then don’t smug...

The Trump administration said it will criminally prosecute 100% of illegal border-crossing cases, separating potentially thousands of migrant children from their parents if they are convicted and jailed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children."