U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which belongs to the Department of Homeland Security, manages ports of entry along U.S. land borders. The U.S. Border Patrol is the component of CBP responsible for securing the border between ports of entry.
A new Trump administration tactic expedites the legal processing of asylum claims by illegal immigrants at the southwestern border. Migrants requesting asylum are quickly interviewed to determine the validity of their claims of credible fear of returning to their countries of origin.
"Asylum seekers" recently tried to rush ports of entry at Nogales, Arizona. Customs and Border Protection responded with measures causing long delays for travelers. A CBP Director of Field Operations explains how his officers were diverted from their primary responsibilities.
A new report from the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force shows how methamphetamine abuse has been growing in that region. This development is not surprising, in light of the fact that San Diego is a primary methamphetamine distribution hub for Mexican drug cartels.
An ABC News report features an advocacy group for doctors, which is campaigning for provision of free influenza vaccinations for migrants detained at the border. The doctors characteristically show no evidence of concern for or awareness of homeland security issues.
At a recent hearing held by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the role played by Mexican drug cartels in the fentanyl crisis was described by U.S. law enforcement officials.
In the opening statement of his testimony before the Homeland Security subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence makes the case for increased funding for ICE law enforcement operations.