Homeland Security News
US plans for more migrant releases when asylum limits end
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled this week to El Paso, Texas, which witnessed a large influx Sunday after becoming the busiest corridor for illegal crossings in October
Proposed DACA rules for immigrants disappoint ‘documented dreamers’
Documented dreamers are children of long-term visa holders who often wait years for a green card and face deportation if they don't receive legal immigration status after turning 21
Donald Trump says longtime Homeland Security official Chad Wolf to be next acting DHS secretary
President Donald Trump on Friday said Chad Wolf, a longtime Homeland Security official, would be the new acting head of the department, the fifth person in the job for this administration
Donald Trump's administration announces new rules that can deny green cards to immigrants on welfare programmes
Donald Trump's administration had recently sent back 30,000 Central American immigrants from the US-Mexico border.
New US policy to deny asylum to people on Mexican border likely to increase overcrowding in ‘severely strained’ detention centres
A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained US immigration detention centres and makeshift holding areas.
Homeland Security report warns of ‘dangerous overcrowding’ in Texas migrant detention centres, calls situation a ‘ticking timebomb’
The inspector general for the US Department of Homeland Security warned on Tuesday about "dangerous overcrowding" in migrant detention facilities in Texas.
MEA gains consular access to 117 Indian students detained in US; immigration attorneys criticise Washington for 'trapping' them
The MEA's statement came after the US State Department said all 130 foreign students detained in the US for enrolling in the fake university, were aware that they were committing a crime to fraudulently remain in the country.
Govt knowingly misled Indian students detained in US by setting up fake university, says Indian-American attorney
Flooded with phone calls from panic-stricken students, an eminent Indian-American attorney on Tuesday alleged that the US Department of Homeland Security had knowingly allowed the "fake university" to be set up and misled students sitting hundreds of miles away in another country.
ICE fake university: 'It's entrapment', say Indians reacting to news of 130 students arrested across 20 US cities
Indians in the US and in India still coming to grips with the news of more than a hundred people arrested - mostly students - across US cities this week are increasingly using a one word reaction to a carefully laid fake University trap by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to round up visa fraudsters: “entrapment”.
8 Indians, Indian-Americans arrested in US in fake student visa racket; accused indicted of facilitating foreigners' illegal stay
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested eight persons — all of whom are either Indian nationals or Indian-Americans – on charges of fraudulently facilitating hundreds of immigrants to illegally remain in the US as students.
Marking start of Donald Trump's major policy shift, first group of migrants seeking asylum in US sent back to Mexico's Tijuana
The US policy, dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the US southern border back to wait in Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in US immigration courts.
Guatemalan boy dies in US immigration custody; 8-year-old becomes second child to die at border in December
The death of the Guatemalan boy came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial US government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump's request for border wall funding.
Trump administration for cherry-picking best talent under H-1B visa; to ensure work permits not to harm Americans
No qualified hardworking American should be forced to train their H-1B replacement, and then let go," Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
US senators seek preservation of employment authorisation for immigrant women holding H-4 visas
Two powerful Democratic women senators have urged the Trump administration not to go ahead with its decision to revoke the authorisation to immigrants on H-4 visas, a majority of who are Indian-Americans, as doing so would impact about 1,00,000 women.
US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants using public aid, says use of Medicaid, housing vouchers can result in disqualification
The US Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered "a heavily weighed negative factor" in granting green cards as well as temporary stays.
Two stunning 12th century antiques repatriated to India by New York District Attorney and US Homeland Security Investigations teams
Two exquisite Indian antiques smuggled out of the country which found their way into museums in the United States have been officially repatriated to the Indian consulate in New York Tuesday by officials from the city district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's office and US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
US envoy Kenneth I Juster calls on Kiren Rijiju, discusses strengthening bilateral relations, terrorism and security
The Union minister of state for home and the US ambassador reiterated the strong resolve of India and the US to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism to two of the world's biggest democracies as well as to world peace, the statement said.
Donald Trump threatens US govt shutdown over Mexico wall, border security issues a month before midterm elections
Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but Donald Trump is willing to close the govt over border security issues.
Doctors call US family separation policy child abuse, but administration claims 'children not being used as pawns'
The Donald Trump government's family separation policy is believed to be aimed at deterring illegal immigration to the US.
US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump Govt practice of separating immigrant families; says 'it happens everyday'
The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens "in the United States every day."