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President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum.
In today's Federal Newscast, Ronald Vitello will be nominated as the new permanent director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Customs and Border Protection is still losing more border patrol agents faster than the agency can hire new ones, said Mark Borkowski, the agency's chief acquisition officer.
How is the US Border Patrol securing America’s borders? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How is the Border Patrol using technology to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Carla Provost, Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection next week on The Business of Government Hour.
So clearly there is risk in eliminating the polygraph for new hire. A risk management approach asks, is it a risk worth taking?
President Donald Trump wants to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. However, federal law enforcement representatives told lawmakers on Wednesday their organizations have too many managers and not enough staff-level employees.
Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.
The Border Patrol apprehends a lot of people coming into the United States illegally, but not all who cross are the same. There is an elaborate process for screening each offender and ensuring the consequences fit the crime, so to speak. Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at GAO, questions the Border Patrol system on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
As the saying goes, elections matter. That's proving true once again on the nation's border with Mexico. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing agents of Customs and Border Protection, shares the latest on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Election cybersecurity and the department's ongoing efforts to install EINSTEIN 3A cyber tools at all civilian agencies are some of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson's top priorities before he leaves office at the end of the administration.
U.S Customs and Border Protection canine and handler assist in inspecting vehicles at the border in Jamul, California.
Members of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol participate in Police Week ceremonies in Washington, D.C.
Customs and Border Protection received more than 5,000 applications from women to join the border patrol. The hiring surge is part of a CBP effort to bring more women into all levels of the agency, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Budget pressures and a change in mission leads to cuts in U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Border stations in California, Montana, Idaho and Texas face closures that will affect 48 border patrol members.