Department of Homeland Security

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Praises DHS Secretary Mayorkas for Acting on Whistleblower’s Warning to Disapprove Dubious Agreements with ICE Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2021 Government Accountability Project Praises DHS Secretary Mayorkas for Acting on Whistleblower’s Warning to Disapprove Dubious Agreements with ICE Union WASHINGTON – On February 16, the Department of Homeland Security disapproved labor-management agreements intended to hamstring the Biden administration entered into by former political appointee Kenneth T. Cuccinelli just before [...]

CBS News: Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden’s immigration policies

Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden's immigration policies This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of [...]

The Hill: ICE union contract prompts fear of resistance to Biden

ICE union contract prompts fear of resistance to Biden This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A union contract signed by the Trump administration on its last full day in office could enable Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to stall President Biden’s vision for a reimagined immigration system. [...]

Patch: AZ Attorney General Sues Over Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

AZ Attorney General Sues Over Biden's Deportation Moratorium This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. PHOENIX — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona's top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration to try to restrict President [...]

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: President’s orders aim at policies on border

President's orders aim at policies on border This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. President Joe Biden announced executive actions Tuesday ordering the review and potential reversal of the Trump administration's deterrent policies along the Mexico border and the barriers they created in the legal immigration system. The directives [...]

The Intercept: Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security

Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. TENSIONS RAN SO high at the Department of Homeland Security’s oversight wing that one senior official fantasized about Arya Stark, the fictional assassin in “Game of Thrones,” “taking care of” the agency chief, according [...]

Buzzfeed News: A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies

A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A whistleblower alleged Monday that a top Trump administration official abused his authority by entering into a series of last-minute agreements with [...]

Government Executive: Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds

Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. A former senior official at the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general office, along with two other high-ranking employees within the office, engaged in systematic unprofessional and divisive behavior [...]

KNSS Radio: TSA makes changes after whistleblower’s complaint

TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint This article features our client Jay Brainard and Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.  The changes include requiring screeners to [...]

Vice: A Trump Lawyer Just Called For the Execution of Trump’s Former Election Security Chief

A Trump Lawyer Just Called For the Execution of Trump's Former Election Security Chief This article features our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here. A lawyer for the Trump campaign has called for the execution of Chris Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, because Krebs [...]

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