Colleen Long and Jill Colvin Associated Press Published 12:01 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Washington – President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws and court challenges that have thwarted the president’s hard-line agenda at every turn – even if there’s better personal chemistry. The list of potential replacements for Nielsen includes a career lawman, two military officers and former acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement head Thomas Homan – a tough-talker who echoes Trump’s border rhetoric. “A good DHS person ought to be able to scare America” about heroin coming over the border and … [Read more...] about Nielsen’s Homeland Security replacement to face same border challenges
Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press Updated 9:38 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, addresses members of the media before Trump signs an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Nielsen never did quite click personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws and court challenges that have thwarted the president’s hardline agenda. less FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, … [Read more...] about DHS replacement will face same border challenges
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker Washington Post November 13, 2018 WASHINGTON - President Trump has has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in south Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who will implement his policy ideas with more alacrity. The announcement could come as soon as this week, three of these officials said. … [Read more...] about President Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by According to a new proposal from the T.S.A., facial recognition might eventually replace passports and other forms of ID at airport security checkpoints. ByStuart Emmrich Oct. 16, 2018 Facial recognition may soon be coming to an airport security line near you. Earlier this 23-page report outlining changes it is proposing on how passengers are screened before boarding their flights. Key among those changes is the proposal that passports and other forms of identification will eventually be replaced by biometric technology. “With the threat to aviation evolving every day, developing the next generation of security technology with our industry partners is critically important,” David Pekoske, the T.S.A. administrator, said in a statement. “By expanding our use of biometrics, Early this … [Read more...] about Will Your Face Be Enough to Get You on a Plane?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jana Winter Spotlight Fellow August 18, 2018 Taylor Usry’s routine work trip in July began like any other. She chose a comfy dress and sandals to ease her travel anxiety, and arrived early at the airport, where she passed through security — her body scanned, searched, and patted, her belongings swabbed and sent through an X-ray machine. Usry, a 39-year-old social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, recalls buying a chicken biscuit and a Diet Dr Pepper while she waited in the terminal for her flight to Florida for a meeting at the Home Shopping Network. Advertisement She had no idea she was being watched during her humble meal — watched the entire time, in fact. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here A … [Read more...] about TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ