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Luzerne County has received $182,811 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, the United Way of Wyoming Valley announced Wednesday. The funds were made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal... [Read More]
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The nation's top immigration and border officials are urging Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to detain and prosecute all parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally with their children, a stark change in policy that would result in the separation of families that until now have mostly been kept together. [Read More]
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on her agency's budget request for fiscal year 2019. [Read More]
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The proposal would separate parents and children who enter the United States illegally and is the best way to deter such border crossings, officials said. [Read More]
Nepalese nationals allowed into the United States after a catastrophic 2015 earthquake will have to leave by next summer, Homeland Security officials announced Thursday. [Read More]
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A 22-year-old Norwalk man has been arrested on allegations of "inappropriate internet communication" with young girls and possession of child porn. Eddie Zapata, of Suncrest Road, turned himself in to Norwalk police Thursday after two warrants were issued for his arrest. He was charged with enticing a minor by computer, two counts of risk of injury/impairing the morals of a child, importing child pornography and possession of child pornography. Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake said in November 2017, the Special Victims Unit was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security regarding a referral from the Royal... [Read More]
The two purposes of National Report Homeland Security Fraud are (1) to bring attention to the government's whistleblower reward program that pays 15% to 30% of the amount collected for... [Read More]
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Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year, the government said Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said a review of conditions in Nepal since the disaster showed they have improved and no longer support the "temporary protected status" (TPS) given to Nepalis. "Since the 2015 earthquake, conditions in Nepal have notably improved. Additionally, since the last review of the country?s conditions in October 2016, Nepal has made substantial progress in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction," DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in... [Read More]
Despite the determination by the Department of Homeland Security that Russian hackers tried to infiltrate election systems in 21 states in 2016, including Illinois, many of those systems remain alarmingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks with the midterm election less than 7 months away. [Read More]
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The secretary of Homeland Security faced sharp questioning about agency priorities from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, with many... [Read More]
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen renews threat to prosecute 'caravan' of border-crossers; former ICE agent David Ward reacts on 'Your World.'... [Read More]
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The policy will make it easier for computer researchers to share hackable vulnerabilities they find in Homeland Security systems. [Read More]
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The ruling gives the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to better explain its view that DACA is 'unlawful'. [Read More]
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Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson and 13 Florida lawmakers asked Congress to pay for 500 new customs officers to help with staffing shortages at state airports. In a letter to House and Senate leaders of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, U.S. Sen. Rubio and U.S. Sen. Nelson joined with... [Read More]
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President Trump announced last year he would end the program started by President Obama.Then, Tuesday, a federal judge gave the Depart ment of Homeland Security 90 days to "better explain its view that DACA is unlawful". [Read More]
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The secretary of homeland security faced sharp questioning about agency priorities from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, with many expressing deep concerns about whether the Trump administration is properly promoting Americans' safety. [Read More]
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is not accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, following a federal judge's Tuesday ruling that the government has not fully justified its decision to end the program. [Read More]
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The Department of Homeland Security said that it plans to terminate temporary protected status for Nepal citizens on June 24, 2019. [Read More]
A spokesman for the Dept. of Homeland Security is firing back at New York's governor for criticizing the tactics of immigration agents. [Read More]
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The Trump administration announced on Thursday an end to a protected status for roughly 9,000 Nepalese immigrants that has been in place since a devastating 2015 earthquake -- a move that could force... [Read More]
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