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 Sees Little Evidence of Foreign Meddling in Mail-In Voting
2020 Elections
US Sees Little Evidence of Foreign Meddling in Mail-In Voting

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said they see little evidence of coordinated voter fraud or efforts by foreign adversaries to manipulate mail-in balloting ahead of the November election even as President Donald Trump repeatedly warns that the vote is at risk.... Read More

In Latest Crackdown, Asylum Seekers to Face New Hurdles to Get US Work Permits
Immigration
In Latest Crackdown, Asylum Seekers to Face New Hurdles to Get US Work Permits

MIAMI — Over the past 20 years, asylum seekers in the United States have benefited broadly from a regulatory provision in immigration law that allowed them to receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) within a 30-day deadline after their initial... Read More

Cuomo Meets With Trump Over Expedited Traveler Program Ban
State News
Cuomo Meets With Trump Over Expedited Traveler Program Ban
2020-02-13 21:52:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with President Donald Trump Thursday afternoon to discuss the Department of Homeland Security's decision to ban New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that expedite border crossings. The meeting between the two men,... 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

Rice, Suozzi, King, and Meeks Call for Investigation Into Foreign Adversaries Stoking Anti-Semitism
Crime
Rice, Suozzi, King, and Meeks Call for Investigation Into Foreign Adversaries Stoking Anti-Semitism
2020-01-06 19:39:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan quartet of House members is urging national security officials to start an investigation into whether foreign adversaries are engaging in an effort to incite anti-Semitism and civil unrest across the United States. Democratic Reps. Kathleen Rice,... Read More

DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says
Immigration
DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security knew it lacked the technology to track more than 26,000 children it expected to separate from their parents at the U.S. southern border in 2018 as part of its controversial “zero tolerance” policy.... 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

DHS Advances Plan to Get DNA Samples From Immigrant Detainees
Immigration
DHS Advances Plan to Get DNA Samples From Immigrant Detainees

WASHINGTON — Immigration advocates sounded alarm over the Department of Homeland Security’s new proposed rule to collect DNA samples from migrants in government custody, expressing grave concern over long-term privacy implications. “The government doesn’t have a very good track record... 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

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

Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
White House
Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
2019-04-08 20:43:03
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump fired the director of Secret Service on Monday, just 24 hours after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in the face of withering criticism from the president regarding a spike in Central American migrants crossing the border.... Read More

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