Kevin McAleenan

Border Patrol Aids El Paso Police During Walmart Shooting Spree

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers joined dozens of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to assist in the tragic shooting on Saturday at an El Paso Walmart. The federal officials assisted in containment of the crime scene, the task of clearing buildings from potential danger, and providing medical assistance to victims of the shooting.

Border Patrol agents and CBP officers provide assistance to El Paso Police Department officers at the scene of the Walmart Shooing on Aug, 3. (Photo: JOEL ANGEL JUAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

ICE Unlocks Fast-Track Nationwide Deportation Powers

Homeland defense officials are finally expanding their fast-track “expedited removal” deportation powers to quickly deport illegal migrants nationwide who cannot show they have lived illegally in the United States for longer than two years. 

In this file photo from 2015, a man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Los Angeles. New raids could target a large number of immigrants in major cities.

Watch Live: Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Border Crisis

Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Thursday morning, answering questions about “the Trump Administration’s child separation policy, the treatment of immigrants detained in U.S. government facilities, and related issues.”

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, prepares to leave after the House Homeland Security Committee on budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)