U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a REAL ID extension allowing current state driver’s licenses for air travel and for visiting military bases.

New figures released by Department of Homeland Security show that more than 50,000 people were arrested attempting to illegally cross the southern border last month. The new numbers come as the Trump administration is trying to enforce a crackdown on illegal immigration at the border.

In a statement, DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said,

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President Trump is nominating Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next homeland security secretary, the White House announced Wednesday.

Nielsen would succeed now-White House chief of staff John Kelly in the position if confirmed by the Senate. She currently serves as Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff and was also his chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

transportation.ky.gov

Kentuckians can use their drivers' licenses to enter certain federal buildings until at least June 6 after the U.S. government granted the state more time to comply with a federal law.

KYTC

Kentucky is officially out of compliance with federal driver’s license and ID regulations after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security didn’t grant another extension for the state to enact stricter standards. The previous extension expired Monday.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract of $95,290 to Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management. 

transportation.ky.gov

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to Kentucky for meeting requirements of the new identification security law known as REAL ID – meaning a Kentucky driver’s license is still sufficient for gaining access to most federal buildings.