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Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan

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

Articles by Stephen Dinan

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations I Subcommittee Homeland Security Committee during a hearing on Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas insists Mexican border is secure

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas vowed to Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. will maintain control of the Mexican border amid the looming surge of migrants, insisting the Biden administration has a plan for dealing with the expected more than half-million illegal immigrants a month. Published April 27, 2022

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Biden laid out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, promising swift action on everything from climate change to immigration reform to the coronavirus pandemic. Key members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council say one year into the Biden Administration's commitment that 40% of all benefits from climate investment go to disenfranchised communities, not enough has been done. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Justices challenge Biden administration’s catch-and-release policy

The Supreme Court signaled trouble for the administration's catch-and-release border policies on Tuesday, with justices questioning the legal basis Homeland Security is using to parole thousands of illegal immigrants into the U.S. each day. Published April 26, 2022

Newly erected border wall separating Mexico, left, and the United States, cuts through through the Sonoran Desert just west of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York,File)

Americans demand more input on release of illegal immigrants

Americans overwhelmingly say the government should be doing more to screen out potentially dangerous illegal immigrants at the border, and say local communities deserve a veto over whether the migrants are allowed to settle in their communities, according to new polling Tuesday. Published April 26, 2022

Immigrants are processed by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande on May 22, 2021, in Roma, Texas. As the Department of Homeland Security ships tens of thousands of illegal immigrants throughout the country, sheriffs are demanding they be notified of new arrivals, saying if the feds can't keep track of the migrants, the locals will have to do it. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)

Court halts Biden’s attempt to end Title 42 border shutdown

A federal judge on Monday issued a ruling halting President Biden's attempt to cancel the Title 42 pandemic shutdown of the southern border, dealing a blow to the administration's moves to welcome hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. Published April 25, 2022

National Guardsmen stands watch over a fence near the International bridge where thousands of Haitian migrants have created a makeshift camp, on Sept. 18, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas confirms National Guard soldier’s death at border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday confirmed the death of a Texas National Guard soldier who drowned in the Rio Grande while helping to rescue illegal immigrants who were trying to cross the border. Published April 25, 2022

A display of the fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Port of Entry is shown during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Nogales, Ariz. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

GOP governors form border security ‘strike force’

More than two dozen GOP governors have signed up to push back against the Biden administration's border chaos, forming the American Governors Border Strike Force to share intelligence on threats to their communities that come across the U.S.-Mexico border. Published April 20, 2022