President Donald Trump’s Labor Department has proposed scrapping key protections intended to protect shipyard and construction workers from exposure to beryllium, a toxic mineral that can cause deadly lung disease.
The U.S. Border Patrol, the country’s largest law enforcement agency
Feds hunt down mystery landowners in bid to build border wall
The federal government has spent a decade chasing a meandering paper trail, with researchers combing through yellowed government files, testing the faded memories of neighbors and perusing the local library as they try to sort out who owns the land.
Border Patrol’s watchdog returns, but does he have new tricks?
Matthew Klein will be in charge of watchdogging the agency as the Trump administration pushes for another massive expansion of the U.S. Border Patrol. Since its last expansion, the agency has been plagued by corruption.
Border wall moving forward, but feds won’t release bidders’ names
Although Congress has blocked funding this year to build President Donald Trump’s promised border wall, his administration announced Friday it is moving forward with plans to develop designs.
Trump’s border wall bidding to begin
U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to start accepting design proposals for a prototype wall along the U.S.-Mexico border early next month.
Trump’s Homeland Security chief issues ‘mass deportation’ playbook
Twin guidelines on how to implement President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security signal a broad shift in U.S. policy and pave the way to deport potentially millions of immigrants.
Detainees at airports can’t talk to lawyers, despite court order
Trump’s order, and ambiguous direction from the Department of Homeland Security related to the court orders, has raised the specter of a full-on constitutional crisis, in which officers acting on the president’s authority simply ignore an order from the judiciary.
When it comes to Trump, this union is strong
The union that represents nearly 17,000 Border Patrol agents is flexing its muscles like never before.
Trump’s wall is wrong path for immigration reform, analysts say
Policy analysts say more agents and improved technology would be better protection than a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Firings, discipline up at border agency
The number of employees fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection doubled from 2014 to 2015, continuing an upward trend in discipline decisions, according to a new report.