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Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall
Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall (March 11, 2020)

'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.


Homeland Secrets: Shootings by Homeland Security agents get little scrutiny
Homeland Secrets: Shootings by Homeland Security agents get little scrutiny (March 4, 2020)

Federal law enforcement shootings have escaped heightened scrutiny even though most of the victims have been black, Hispanic or Native American, according to the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.


Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing
Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing (March 3, 2020)

Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- from two points on the border brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.


DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall
DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall (February 21, 2020)

The Trump administration took another step toward expediting a border wall, waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states.


Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now
Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now (January 29, 2020)

The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019
Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019 (January 13, 2020)

The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.


Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely
Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely (August 29, 2019)

A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'


Cronkite News: President Trump declares 'big victory' on border wall
Cronkite News: President Trump declares 'big victory' on border wall (July 30, 2019)

Advocates will continue to fight the use of federal funds for the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions
Cronkite News: Few answers at lengthy hearing over border conditions (July 29, 2019)

A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.


Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps
Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps (July 22, 2019)

The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'


Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants
Cronkite News: Trump administration erects new hurdles for immigrants (July 16, 2019)

The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.


Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy
Cronkite News: Democrats push back on Trump's immigration policy (July 15, 2019)

With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’
Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’ (July 5, 2019)

The human crisis on the border is worse than previously reported.


Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall
Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall (April 26, 2019)

The Department of Homeland Security is waiving dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction of border barriers.


Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border (April 12, 2019)

Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.


Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border
Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border (April 10, 2019)

Apprehensions at the southern border in the first half of fiscal 2019 are almost as high as the total for all of 2018, with the number of families rising more than three times.


Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants
Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants (March 20, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.


Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol
Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol (December 17, 2018)

The Indian Law Resource Center is calling for a full investigation into the death of Jackeline Caal, a 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ girl from Guatemala.


Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy
Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy (October 4, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration’s 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy or handle its consequences.


Documents indicate plans to spy on Native opponents of Keystone XL
Documents indicate plans to spy on Native opponents of Keystone XL (September 14, 2018)

Federal and state authorities are coordinating in anticipation of protests against the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Trump administration defends handling of family separations at hearing
Trump administration defends handling of family separations at hearing (August 1, 2018)

Immigration officials continue to face fire for separating migrant families at the U.S. border.


'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.


Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children
Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children (June 1, 2018)

'If you come here illegally, whether you’re single, whether you have a family ... you’ve broken the law," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.


Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico
Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.


Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.


Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall
Cronkite News: Trump administration issues waiver to speed up border wall (August 2, 2017)

The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations to speed construction of projects along the United States border with Mexico.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking (July 17, 2017)

According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are failing to collect data on Native trafficking victims.


Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers
Cronkite News: Donald Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers (April 26, 2017)

A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about corruption and misconduct.


More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)

Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.


Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)

Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.


Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall (February 21, 2017)

Chairman Ed Manuel and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose asked the Department of Homeland Security for a seat at the table.


Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)

Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.


Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding
Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding (June 23, 2015)

At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.


Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiatives
Opinion: Tribes need seat at table for border security initiatives (August 13, 2014)

Writer says tribes should be included in border security initiatives:


Homeland Security  Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down (July 15, 2013)

Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced her resignation on Friday.


GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issues
GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issues (April 8, 2013)

The Government Accountability Office is urging the Department of Homeland Security to work more closely with tribes on border issues. The U.S. Border Patrol has signed government-to-government agreements with some,...


DHS Secretary Napolitano supports tribal disaster requests
DHS Secretary Napolitano supports tribal disaster requests (March 8, 2012)

Tribes should be treated like state governments in requesting disaster declarations, Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Under the Stafford Act, only states can...


Sen. Tester: 'Security' bill poses a threat to tribal sovereignty
Sen. Tester: 'Security' bill poses a threat to tribal sovereignty (December 1, 2011)

The following is the opinion of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana). Montana’s Indian Country is sacred ground for all of the Big Sky’s tribes. Tribal lands safeguard and preserve ceremonial sites...


Navajo Nation ready to issue ID cards to 300K-plus members
Navajo Nation ready to issue ID cards to 300K-plus members (November 2, 2011)

The Navajo Nation will start issuing identification cards to all 300,048 of its citizens. The card will include the holder's name, photo, date of birth and Certificate of Indian Blood...