Department of Homeland Security

Paxton Victorious Again in Latest Immigration Battle with the Biden Administration

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton is pleased with the district court’s decision to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration after they failed to detain dangerous criminal aliens. This is the latest of series of immigration wins against the federal government for the state of Texas. Federal law requires the Department of Homeland Security to take control of illegal aliens convicted of certain crimes after they serve their sentence. But the Biden Administration rashly […]

DHS Awards $4.2 Million to U.S. Small Business for Homeland Security R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the award of 29 competitive research contracts to 25 small businesses across the United States to participate in Phase I of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Each project will receive up to $150,000 from the DHS SBIR Program to conduct proof-of-concept research over a five-month period to address specific homeland security technology needs. “Investing in private sector innovation is a key factor in helping […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Plan to Repair the Rio Grande Valley’s Levee Wall System

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced they would take steps to repair the Rio Grande Valley’s levee wall system: “I am pleased President Biden and the Department of Homeland Security are listening and now moving to shore up the levee wall system that had been unthoughtfully halted. These repairs are necessary, crucial, and urgently needed to protect the public safety of Hidalgo County residents as hurricane season rapidly approaches and flooding could […]

Sen. Cruz Slams Biden Administration’s Return to Catch and Release

Senator Ted Cruz

Outlines potential health concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic, strain on Texas border communities U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement slamming the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announced return to the failed immigration policy of catch and release: “On top of a devastating pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the economy, shuttered small businesses, and left millions of Americans unemployed, we still have a humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Effectively […]

Sen. Cruz Slams Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nominee Mayorkas’ Disregard for the Rule of Law and Embrace of China

Senator Ted Cruz

Urges colleagues to oppose confirmation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged his Senate colleagues to oppose the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In a Dear Colleague letter, Sen. Cruz outlined a long list of ethical, legal, and policy failures throughout Mr. Mayorkas’ public service tenure – including abuses of power that provided special government […]