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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The union that represents nearly 17,000 Border Patrol agents is flexing its muscles like never before.
Policy analysts say more agents and improved technology would be better protection than a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.