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House Democrats grill HUD Secretary Ben Carson on plan to evict undocumented immigrants

Tracy Jan [19455911] Hunter Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's proposal to purge undocumented immigrants – and their US Democratic lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee expressed concern about the plan, citing an internal agency analysis that found it could Carson urged Congress to come up with a comprehensive plan for immigration reform. "If you read …

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US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq under tension in Iran

Image copyright AFP Caption Mike Pompeo, on the right, has canceled a planned visit to Germany to go to Baghdad US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unscheduled and fleetingly visited Iraq in the context of growing tensions with Iran. Mr. Pompeo canceled a trip to Berlin to meet with Iraqi leaders during a four-hour stop in the capital Baghdad …

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Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

Image copyright Reuters Gavin Williamson has been dropped as defense secretary following an inquiry into a leak from a top-level National Security Council meeting. Downing Street said the PM had Penny Mordaunt wants to take on the role. Mr Williamson, who has been defense secretary since 2017, "stern" denies leaking the information. In a letter confirming his dismissal, she said: …

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Ocasio-Cortez claims that Trump wants to privatize VA, "nonsense," says VA Secretary Fox

Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie suggested on Wednesday against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., his allegations that the Trump administration wants to "privatize" the VA as "nonsense." I'm rude to the congresswoman and say it's nonsense, but I'll say it's nonsense, "Wilkie said in" Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream. " " If we privatize VA, Let's go over it …

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US Secretary of State visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

next US. Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, on the right, welcomes a young Venezuelan migrant migrant home visitor to Colombia, where he was visited by Colombian Vice-President Marta Lucia Ramirez (behind) and Colombian President Ivan Duque (not pictured) in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia , on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Pompeo is on a four-day tour of …

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Nielsen resigns after a White House meeting with Trump as DHS secretary

President Trump announced on Sunday afternoon that Homeland Security Minister Kirstjen Nielsen "leaves his post after 16 months". Trump also announced that US Customs and Border Guard (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will replace Nielsen as Deputy Secretary, chanting: "I'm confident Kevin will do a great job!" Nielsen tweeted Sunday night that she had submitted her resignation, adding, "His [sic] was …

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out, says President Donald Trump

"Minister of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, is leaving her position and I want to thank her for her service," Trump said on Twitter. "I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan is the current US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner will be Deputy Secretary for @DHSgov, and I am confident that Kevin will do a great job!" Trump continued. McAleenan …

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Kirstjen Nielsen resigned: The DHS secretary wanted to resign today at a White House meeting – live updates

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns Kirstjen Nielsen, Minister of Homeland Security, is expected to offer her resignation at a meeting at the White House on Sunday, US officials said, familiar with the matter. Nielsen was supposed to meet President Trump at 5:00 pm, officials said. Nielsen's expected departure is part of a massive DHS overhaul planned and led by senior …

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DHS Secretary Nielsen asks volunteers to help at the border

"The situation on our southern border is grim," the secretary wrote, adding that customs and border guards, as well as immigration and customs enforcement, are "not equipped" to handle the current migration spike. The secretary's request, which was sent to those responsible for the agency, included the need for volunteers to help with transport, food distribution, medical assessment and "hospital …

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