Carla Provost

  • Trump administration Jan 14

    Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost, 1st Woman to Lead Agency, to Step Down

    Carla Provost, one of the longer-serving members of President Donald Trump’s administration, is stepping down as chief of U.S. Border Patrol, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday. There was no immediate indication who will replace Provost, a 25-year veteran who is the first woman to lead the agency, officials said. Her departure was first reported by the Washington Examiner....

  • Associated Press May 13, 2019

    Planes, Buses Moving Migrants From Crowded Border Shelters

    U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of the effort to help crowded shelters in El Paso...

  • Trump administration Oct 2, 2018

    Watchdog: US Unprepared for Consequences of ‘Zero Tolerance’

    Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security’s watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The resulting confusion along the border led to misinformation among separated parents who did not know why...

  • NBC Aug 9, 2018

    Carla Provost Named 1st Woman Chief of Border Patrol

    Carla Provost, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, was officially appointed the agency’s first female chief Thursday, more than a year after she was named acting chief. In becoming the Border Patrol’s 18th chief, Provost said, “I don’t know if it’s possible to be both humble and proud, but that’s the emotion I’m feeling today.” Supporting the men...

  • Attorney Jul 31, 2018

    ‘What Went Wrong?’ Senator Grills Border Patrol Officials on Family Separations

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., grilled officials working to enforce the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border in a hearing Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2017

    Fact Check: What the Trump Administration Said About DACA

    The White House took a firm stance on Tuesday in outlining why an immigration program created by President Barack Obama needs to be eliminated. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as an unconstitutional action that contributed to a surge in immigration and gang violence in recent years. They also said...

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