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Last week, the watchdog agency for the Department of Homeland Security issued a damning new report examining Immigration and Custom Enforcement's operation of five immigration jails across the country. The Office of the Inspector General concluded that the serious problems it found "undermine the protection of detainees' rights, their humane treatment, and the provision of a safe and healthy environment." [Read More]
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The U.S. government has a short and selective memory. This was in full display on Jan. 8, when Kristjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, announced her decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans. TPS was created as part of the Immigration Act of 1990 to provide temporary relief to people already in the United States who could not return safely to countries ravaged by war or natural and environmental catastrophes. In the midst of their country's civil war, which ended in 1992, many Salvadorans at that time were able to get short-term relief from the TPS program; this... [Read More]
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A former federal agent who pleaded guilty to brandishing a handgun in a show of authority during an altercation with his neighbors over a parking spot was sentenced to six months in jail and probation. [Read More]
Newsmakers on TVGuest lineups for Sunday morning's TV news shows (guests subject to change without notice):Meet the Press: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. NBC, Ch. 2, 9 a.m.State of the Union: Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah; outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va. CNN, 9 a.m. and noon.Fox News Sunday: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Fox, Ch. 35, 10 a.m.This Week: Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and David Perdue, R-Ga.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. Ch. [Read More]
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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security returned the State of Indiana Emergency Operations Center back to normal at 11:00 a.m. this morning after freezing rain, and snowfall blanketed the state. Indiana's EOC began on January 12th monitoring weather conditions across the state. The EOC is staffed by representatives from IDHS, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the Indiana …... [Read More]
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]
Sen. Brian Smith leads the Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety Committee meeting Friday at the V.I. Legislature on St. Thomas while wearing a life jacket that he says is... [Read More]
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A Sebastian County woman has been arrested on suspicion of four counts of child pornography. Kelly Riley, 43, a child care worker living in the Jenny Lind community, recently was interviewed by investigators with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Homeland Security. Riley "admitted to her involvement in the trafficking of images of child pornography," a Sebastian County Sheriff's Office news release issued Friday states. "She stated she would... [Read More]
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A firefighter was arrested at his Staten Island home Friday night for allegedly trafficking fentanyl that he bought off the darknet, sources said. Anthony Marino, 45, was busted after an investigation led by the United States Postal Inspection Service, according to law enforcement sources. The Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Agency also... [Read More]
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Rep. Martha McSally Finds Her Inner Trump "Now, I'm deployed to D.C.to fight for Arizona", Ms. McSally said in the video. "I recently made one myself, and I wanted my friends in Tucson to be the first to know". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced past year that he is not seeking re-election, is seen as key to Republican hopes of holding on to their slim 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate."Like in almost every... [Read More]
Sen. Tom Carper led 27 Senate Democrats in sending a Jan. 12 letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging DHS to reverse its decision to end Temporary Protection Status designation for El Salvador. Earlier this week, DHS announced it would be ending TPS designation for the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans working and living under TPS protections in the U.S. Ending the TPS designation will disrupt communities across the U.S., remove workers from important sectors of the... [Read More]
This hearing will examine the capabilities and efforts of Federal law enforcement agencies to share information related to designated Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO), including MS-13,  with one another, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and foreign counterparts.  Examining these issues will provide the Committee with the opportunity to identify improvements that can be made to further facilitate the …... [Read More]
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Homeland Security's Maine adviser tells Lewiston-Auburn business leaders to have a plan and drill employees. [Read More]
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An evangelical university in Tennessee canceled a summit on Islam hosted by a Republican candidate for governor in response to criticism that the speakers were anti-Muslim. The Homeland Security Summit, scheduled for Jan. 25 at Trevecca Nazarene University, was to feature speakers such as Bill French (a.k.a. Bill Warner), Cathy Hinners and John Guandolo. Ibrahim... [Read More]
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Two Homeland Security employees in the San Antonio area have been arrested in connection with child porn investigation. [Read More]
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If your office is suddenly under attack from someone armed with a gun or knife, Bill DeLong's first advice is to run. If you can't run, hide, but not behind your cubicle; it's too flimsy. If you can't hide, fight, and don't discount a pair of scissors or a heavy, well-aimed stapler. "Commit…... [Read More]
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Pro-environmental groups and officials on the East End and in Connecticut praise the decision as 'an early and important victory' in response to lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration. [Read More]
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Former Homeland Security adviser Frances Townsend participates in a discussion about national security at an event hosted by the American Bar…... [Read More]
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FBI, Homeland Security and other agencies are set to announce numerous arrests following a major crime bust. [Read More]
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