Border & Immigration News

Several sources told the Washington Examiner at the time of McAleenan’s appointment to DHS in April that Trump was testing him to see if he would be a good permanent fit and implement his agenda, due to his reputation within the department for opposing some of the White House’s immigration and border policies.

McAleenan’s household also for years gave solely to Democratic causes, including thousands to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, federal records show.

Trump promoted McAleenan in April when then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen left.

During McAleenan’s two years as the country’s top border official, the number of people arriving at the border grew from 16,000 per month to more than 144,000 per month. When he took over at Homeland Security this spring, he and the White House called for additional funding to address the surge. While Trump called for immediate fixes, McAleenan was focused on addressing root causes and coming up with bipartisan-supported solutions.

Trump Administration Immigration Accomplishments

President Trump is working hard to restore the rule of law and make immigration work for America. View a timeline of the Trump Administration’s immigration accomplishments…

Center for Immigration Studies

Latest Border Videos From Douglas Ducote & “American Joe”

Federation For American Immigration Reform

DEA: 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

The NDTA was produced in partnership with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies. It integrates reporting from law enforcement, intelligence, and public health agencies to provide timely, strategic drug-related intelligence to formulate counterdrug policies. Further, it helps law enforcement personnel, educators, and prevention and treatment specialists establish priorities and allocate resources.

The trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs poses a severe danger to our citizens and a significant challenge for our law enforcement and health care systems. Through robust enforcement, public education, prevention, treatment, and collaboration with our partners, we can protect our citizens from dangerous drugs and their dire consequences.

Stolen Lives: Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

The idea that illegal immigration is a victimless crime has been promoted by open borders activists, special interest groups, and the media elite. Tragically, there is a growing number of American mothers and fathers who will never see their children again. A growing number of Americans who have lost their loved ones speak for them and countless other unheard voices. These are their stories…

The U.S. Asylum System and Asylum Loopholes

While the United States remains a safe haven for foreign individuals who have been persecuted in their own country and is committed to having a humane asylum process, the current system is riddled with loopholes which make it ripe for abuse. Many of the recent aliens coming to our borders seeking asylum have left countries with severe economic problems. Many want to escape violence-plagued cities or regions. And many simply have grown impatient with the lengthy, but legal process. While those circumstances may be tragic, they do not reach the standard of “credible fear” necessary to be eligible for asylum…

How Many Illegal Aliens are in the US?

As of 2017, FAIR estimates the number of illegal aliens in the US to be approximately 12.5 million. This number is slightly higher than FAIR’s previous estimate of 12 million in 2011…

The DACA Myth, What American Need To Know

The public narrative surrounding the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is that it was put in place by the Obama administration to protect “kids” who were brought here through no fault of their own.1 Proponents of the DACA program implied that applicants were almost universally Hispanic2 and that as poverty-stricken citizens of Latin American republics a short distance away from the wealthy and successful United States, their parents’ decision to violate U.S. immigration laws was somehow legitimate.3 They were also portrayed as brilliant “valedictorians” and proud “members of the military.”

How Much Are You Paying For Illegal Immigration

A continually growing population of illegal aliens, along with the federal government’s ineffective efforts to secure our borders, present significant national security and public safety threats to the United States. They also have a severely negative impact on the nation’s taxpayers at the local, state, and national levels. Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Illegal aliens are net consumers of taxpayer-funded services and the limited taxes paid by some segments of the illegal alien population are, in no way, significant enough to offset the growing financial burdens imposed on U.S. taxpayers by massive numbers of uninvited guests. This study examines the fiscal impact of illegal aliens as reflected in both federal and state budgets…