Department of Homeland Security

Immigration

‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds vow to end it

The Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy will resume Monday, after the Mexican government agreed to accept migrants who are turned away at the border and forced to wait in Mexico for their hearing. The court-ordered renewal of the Migrant Protection Protocols comes even though the Department of Homeland Security said this summer it was ending

Border crisis

Attorney General Brnovich Sues to Stop DHS Permanent Guidance

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is co-leading a lawsuit with the attorneys general from Ohio and Montana to stop the implementation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) dangerous ‘Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law’ (Permanent Guidance). The immigration policy halts nearly all deportations, even for those convicted of crimes, and drastically ties

Immigration

DHS tries again to end ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, despite court order

The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will end the Migrant Protection Protocols, its second attempt to reverse the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are considered. In a memo issued Friday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conceded that the policy “likely contributed to reduced migratory flows”

Immigration

Let’s Go, BRANDON!

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it intends to cancel the remaining border wall contracts along the southern border. With stacks and stacks of border partitions and miles and miles of fiber optic wiring piled up along the border, the Biden administration is paying contractors $5 million a day to NOT build the

Border Towns

Nonessential border travel ban to be lifted after nearly 20 months

Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers will be allowed to cross the U.S. border from Mexico starting in November, ending nearly 20 months of pandemic restrictions that were choking businesses in border communities. No specific date was given for when the restrictions will be lifted, but the long-awaited announcement was welcomed by area officials, who have been repeatedly disappointed

Cybersecurity

Governor Ducey Launches Arizona’s New Cyber Command Center

Governor Doug Ducey today launched Arizona’s new Cyber Command Center at a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety’s Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) in Phoenix. “Cybersecurity is homeland security. Our society is becoming increasingly interconnected through technology, and cybersecurity has become one of the most important issues facing Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “This

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