Homeland Security

Government Election Officials Say Voting by Mail is Secure
2020 Elections
Government Election Officials Say Voting by Mail is Secure
2020-10-07 14:03:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- State and federal election officials advocated for aggressive measures to prevent foreign influence and voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election during a congressional hearing Tuesday. They also denied President Donald Trump’s assertions that a big increase in... Read More

Countering Trump, US Officials Defend Integrity of Election
2020 Elections
Countering Trump, US Officials Defend Integrity of Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks ahead of Election Day, senior national security officials provided fresh assurances about the integrity of the elections in a video message Tuesday, putting them at odds with President Donald Trump’s efforts to discredit the vote.... Read More

Voter Beware: US Tells Public How to Avoid Election Mischief
Homeland Security
Voter Beware: US Tells Public How to Avoid Election Mischief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency have issued a series of advisories in recent weeks aimed at warning voters about problems that could surface in the election — as well as steps Americans... Read More

US Remembers 9/11 as Pandemic Changes Tribute Traditions
In The News
US Remembers 9/11 as Pandemic Changes Tribute Traditions

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. In New York, victims' relatives gathered Friday... Read More

Tear Gas and Rubber Bullet Spending Jumps After Protests
In The News
Tear Gas and Rubber Bullet Spending Jumps After Protests

Federal agencies are bolstering arsenals of tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets and other crowd-control gear after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. agents to assume new policing powers in cities to quell protests that he said threatened government monuments, statues and property.... Read More

House Proposes Billions of Dollars for Technology Throughout Government
Congress
House Proposes Billions of Dollars for Technology Throughout Government

WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, House appropriators have approved hundreds of billions of dollars in government funding for fiscal 2021, culminating in the Appropriations Committee’s July 15 approval of legislation that would provide nearly $51 billion for the Homeland Security... Read More

Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says

Customs and Border Protection separated dozens more migrant children at ports of entry in 2018 than it publicly attested to at the height of the Trump administration’s so-called zero tolerance policy, according to a new report published Tuesday by the... Read More

New Yorkers No Longer Allowed to Renew, Enroll in Global Entry: DHS
Homeland Security
New Yorkers No Longer Allowed to Renew, Enroll in Global Entry: DHS

l NEW YORK — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf reportedly is suspending several Trusted Traveler Programs — including Global Entry — for all New York state residents, lashing out at the passage of the “Green Light Law” that allows... Read More

Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security
Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Shortly after being sworn in as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf — who the Senate confirmed as the agency’s policy undersecretary just hours earlier — conducted his first order of business. He moved... Read More

Bipartisan Commission to Study Proliferation of Terrorist Content Online
Bipartisan
Bipartisan Commission to Study Proliferation of Terrorist Content Online
2019-10-22 22:54:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced Tuesday by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security would establish a bipartisan commission of non-government experts to examine the ways social media and other online platforms have been exploited to promote and... Read More

Lawmakers Demand Information on Reported Administration Change in WMD Policy
Homeland Security
Lawmakers Demand Information on Reported Administration Change in WMD Policy
2019-08-30 19:14:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan and bicameral coalition of lawmakers is pressing the Department of Homeland Security for answers after a Los Angeles Times report claims the White House has quietly scaled back programs intended to prevent terrorist attacks involving weapons... Read More

Trump Wants to Reprogram DHS money for ICE Detention Operations
Immigration
Trump Wants to Reprogram DHS money for ICE Detention Operations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security intends to divert more than $200 million from other departmental functions to pay for additional immigrant detention beds and for new hearing locations for migrants who want to come to the United States... Read More

US Homeland Chief Says Timing of Workplace Raids ‘Unfortunate’
Homeland Security
US Homeland Chief Says Timing of Workplace Raids ‘Unfortunate’

The timing of a string of immigration enforcement raids at Mississippi food processing plants this week was “unfortunate,” but the actions had been planned for over a year, the top U.S. Homeland Security official said on Sunday. Kevin McAleenan, acting... Read More

Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens
Homeland Security
Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens

SAN DIEGO — The Department of Homeland Security has launched an internal investigation into a covert surveillance program that targeted U.S. citizens engaged in humanitarian work in Tijuana, according to a letter released Thursday. Customs and Border Protection launched “Operation... Read More

Homeland Security Chair Rebukes Border Patrol Over Secret Facebook Group
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Chair Rebukes Border Patrol Over Secret Facebook Group
2019-07-01 21:03:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee rebuked the Border Patrol Monday after a published report revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group in which border agents have posted lewd and derogatory content involving migrants and Democratic... Read More

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