As the Trump administration continues efforts to keep \Americans safe, the DOJ takes the president’s travel policy back to the Supreme Court. The Department of Justice asked the nation’s highest court to allow officials to fully implement President Trump’s revised travel restrictions.
The Defense Department says its intelligence unit flagged a Russian anti-virus company as a likely threat back in 2004. The company in question is London-based multinational anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab. The Pentagon said it stopped using its products several years ago due to the company’s suspected ties to the Russian government.
By Dustin Volz
The Senate is moving forward on President Trump’s pick for head of Homeland Security. One America’s Kelly Ayers has more on her confirmation hearing.
The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S. The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.
A new report says Uzbekistan provides large numbers of recruits to the Islamic State’s branch in neighboring Afghanistan. Pentagon and Afghan officials say ISIS-linked Islamic terror group Khorasan Province runs training and radicalization camps in Uzbekistan.
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security is finally scheduled for a confirmation hearing. On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced it has scheduled a hearing for Kirstjen Nielson for November 8.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is continuing his efforts to protect Venezuelans here in the U.S. According to reports, Rubio wrote a letter back in March asking then DHS Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to extend temporary protected status for Venezuelans.
The Trump administration takes another step to improve the country’s vetting protocol.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said it plans to require more people to undergo in-person interviews before granting them citizenship.
The groups specified are those already in the U.S. on business visas as well as refugees hoping to sponsor family members to join them in the country. Officials say the latest measure reflects the administration’s commitment to upholding and strengthening the integrity of the country’s immigration system.