Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Day Two Meetings at the G7 Security Ministerial

On April 24, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen continued her participation at the G7 Security Ministerial in Toronto, Canada. Secretary Nielsen met with her foreign counterparts from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom as well as representatives from the European Union to discuss how to protect our nations against persistent and emerging threats. The G7 participants also discussed joint efforts to combat human trafficking worldwide. The Secretary covered a range of topics with her counterparts, including raising the bar globally on aviation security, enhancing information…

Relationship building key to HSI Syracuse success

Jeremiah “Jake” Healey knows upstate New York well, having grown up a young hockey player in Camillus, a town approximately 15 miles west of Syracuse. Bad weather was the norm, especially the approximately 130 inches of snow the area gets every year. In that part of the country, however, things keep going despite the snow. A career in law enforcement ultimately led Healey to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) where he spent time at ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Nogales field office and ICE headquarters. In 2017, Healey returned…

Polls prove CA not cozy with illegal aliens

An immigration watchdog says it’s no surprise that a majority of Californians want their stated ridded of illegal aliens and support cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement. According to a recent Survey USA poll, only 25 percent of California voters believed that “state law enforcement should block ICE from detaining” a non-violent illegal alien, with 54 percent believe that law enforcement should either assist ICE or “stay out of the way” while they do their job. And only 11 percent of respondents believe that the alien should be protected from…

Melvindale immigration arrests threaten to split family

Buy Photo Fernando Lugo-Zarate and wife Maria Socorro-Lugo were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents March 14 in Melvindale. Now they face the prospect of being deported, separating them from their two children, including Laila, 11.(Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo A simple trip to the market last month turned into a nightmare for Fernando Lugo-Zarate and his wife, Maria Socorro-Lugo. Lugo-Zarate, 48, and Socorro-Lugo, 44, who have lived in the U.S. for 25 years, were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents March 14 in front…