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Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Stephen Dinan

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool) ** FILE **

ICE leaving thousands of detention beds empty as feds beg for help from Supreme Court

President Biden's lawyer, defending the government's immigration policies to the Supreme Court late last month, painted a picture of an administration eager to detain illegal immigrants to the full extent of the law but stymied by a stingy Congress that won't give them any more beds. The numbers, however, don't back that up. Published May 10, 2022

Migrants hold Red Cross blankets after arriving at Union Station near the U.S. Capitol from Texas on buses, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Washington. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said the state will provide migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border bus charters to Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Voters blame Biden for border woes, poll shows

Voters overwhelmingly want stiffer enforcement of America's immigration laws and a clear majority says President Biden's border policies have sparked a drug surge that has cost lives, according to new polling. Published May 9, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. addresses the audience during the "The Emergency Docket" lecture Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in the McCartan Courtroom at the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

Justice Alito’s legal reasoning for ending Roe rests on history, the right to life

A crucial part of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s draft majority opinion dismantling the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision came at the back end, with a 31-page appendix detailing myriad state abortion bans in effect at the time the court ruled, including some on the books since the early 19th century. Published May 6, 2022

Migrants rest in a dormitory of the Good Samaritan shelter in Juarez, Mexico, on March 29, 2022. The vast majority of people staying at the shelter are women and their children from Mexico and Central America who have been expelled under Title 42 authority or were still waiting to try for asylum, according to Pastor Juan Fierro, the shelter's director. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez) **FILE**

Democrats blast Biden over looming border surge

Democrats lashed out at administration officials Thursday, saying there's no indication that Homeland Security is ready to handle the massive surge of illegal immigrants that experts say is coming. Published May 5, 2022

Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Republicans ask DHS disinformation chief to appear

Congressional Republicans have asked Homeland Security's new disinformation chief to appear and brief them on how she sees her role at the helm of the controversial disinformation board. Published May 5, 2022

David Brown carries a Black Lives Matter flag during a march through downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The march, which was organized by the Breonna Taylor Foundation, began at Veterans Park in response to the shooting death of Patrick Lyoya by a Grand Rapids police officer on April 4. (Daniel Shular/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Mayorkas: Black Lives Matter isn’t domestic terrorism threat

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that Black Lives Matter is not a domestic terrorist threat, distinguishing the group from right-wing extremists whom he has cast as the most significant terrorism-related danger to the U.S. Published April 28, 2022