The Trump administration is weighing a new policy to dramatically expand the Department of Homeland Security's powers to expedite the deportations of some illegal immigrants.
DHS says an initiative that grants work permits to more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants may not survive a looming legal challenge.
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said immigration agents would stay away from churches, hospitals and schools but would continue to enforce federal law.
The Department of Homeland Security would get a nearly 7 percent boost in the Trump administration's new proposed budget – for the border wall.
The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memos signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
The new DHS guide aims to ensure the immediate health and safety of first responders for the first 24-72 hours following an improvised nuclear device blast.
DHS chief: President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban made "an awful lot of sense" but probably should have been delayed.
Latest Cabinet pick: President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security.