The department could do a better job of collecting data and developing measures and metrics to assess what they're getting out of investments.
Prosecutorial discretion provides DHS immigration enforcement agencies greater authority in deciding how far they want to enforce the law against a specific person so they can better prioritize their limited resources.
ICE Air Operations, which is responsible for transporting detainees within the United States or returning them to their countries of origin, does not collect data that could help it better support operational decisions and improve program effectiveness.
Analysis found that DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office has shortfalls in its documentation procedures, making it difficult to understand how well its R&D investments are addressing the gaps in the government's global nuclear detection architecture.
Conditions at Mexico's southern border show little to suggest that Mexico and Guatemala have enough capacity for or interest in building the kind of strict controls seen at Mexico's northern border, a new report indicates.
A federal appeals court ruled that a Mexican immigrant was wrongly deported after he failed to prove that he couldn't escape torture by relocating to another part of Mexico. Instead, whether or not internal relocation is an option should be just one factor weighed in determining whether the person is likely to be tortured, the ruling says.
The Homeland Security Department announced April 2 that about $1.6 billion in grant funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, among others, is available to help improve the nation's readiness in preventing, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks.
Through four separate reports, the Homeland Security Department's watchdog said it's confirmed allegations from whistleblowers about widespread misuse of "administratively uncontrollable overtime" by some U.S. border patrol agents.
Canadian and U.S. government officials announced March 16 a new agreement that allows federal agencies to conduct immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in each other's countries while facilitating travel.
United States customs officers didn't always effectively use certain critera to assess the risk of some rail shipments entering from Canada and Mexico nor did some use required radiation detection equipment to examine high-risk cargo – problems that have since been addressed.