Homeland Security

  • Homeland Security Jan 6

    Homeland Security Will Share Citizenship Data With Census

    The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau. The agreement was made in response to President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen through administrative records following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. The Department of Homeland Security two weeks ago...

  • Oct 30, 2019

    FBI Director Testifies About Domestic Terrorism

    FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke to the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday about the threat of domestic terrorism, saying “The threats out there aren’t the same from a decade ago. They’re evolving in scale, in impact, in complexity, in agility.”

  • Jul 2, 2019

    Border Patrol Condemns Comments Made on Hidden Facebook Page

    Democrats visiting two migrant detention facilities in Texas Monday described deplorable conditions inside.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    4 Charged in Dark Web Conspiracy That Exposed Victims on East Coast to $1.2M in Losses

    Four men were charged Wednesday as part of a conspiracy where they allegedly accessed the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses of victims across the East Coast on the dark web and used their information to open credit cards in the victims’ names. Lucson Appolon, 26, of Fort Lauderdale, and Kevens Louis, 26, of Plantation, were each...

  • Mar 8, 2019

    Advocates Concerned Over Arrests of Students at Fake School

    Advocates say they’re concerned over the arrests of Indian students who were enrolled at a phony university in Detroit that was created by the government to bust an immigration scam. Federal authorities in January announced that the University of Farmington was fake and created by the Department of Homeland Security to catch people making money by helping foreigners stay in...

  • Feb 26, 2019

    House Targets Family Separations in First Trump Subpoena

    A House committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border, the first issued in the new Congress as Democrats have promised to hold the administration aggressively to count. The decision by the Oversight Committee will compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to deliver documents to lawmakers.

  • Feb 3, 2019

    India Monitoring Detention of Students in US Fake University Sting

    India said it is closely monitoring the detention of several Indian students in the U.S. and has urged authorities there to not deport them against their will. Indian news reports say as many as 129 Indians were among those detained Jan. 30 by U.S. immigration authorities in connection with enrollment at a fake university. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Sanders Spars With CNN Reporter Over Trump Comments

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with CNN’s Jim Acosta on Monday over President Donald Trump continuing to call the media the “enemy of the people.”

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Trump Rips the Media as Critics Call for Him to ‘Tone it Down’

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday called on President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric, even as Trump again derided the media as “fake news” that was stoking “great anger” in the U.S. Johnson, who served as Homeland Security chief under former President Barack Obama, told CNN that recent hate crimes “should be a wake-up call to...

  • Oct 2, 2018

    Watchdog: US Unprepared for Consequences of ‘Zero Tolerance’

    Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security’s watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The resulting confusion along the border led to misinformation among separated parents who did not know why...

  • Jun 20, 2018

    Impact on Children Living in Detention Centers

    A lawyer for young migrant children at a Florida detention center says her clients, one as young as 3 years old, are traumatized by the forcible separation from family members. WTVJ’s Marissa Bagg reports.

  • Jun 18, 2018

    DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

  • May 11, 2018

    Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested on Child Pornography Charges After Buying Child ‘Love Doll’ Online

    A Massachusetts Level 3 sex offender is facing child pornography charges following an investigation into a purchase he made online.

  • Nov 15, 2017

    Rare da Vinci Painting Fetches $450M in NYC Auction

    A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, called “Salvator Mundi,” Italian for “Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private...

  • Aug 9, 2017

    Guam’s Worries Grow as Tensions Rise Between US, North Korea

    Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they’re afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory. Though local officials downplayed any threat and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was unruffled as he headed to Guam to...

  • Jun 6, 2017

    DHS Secretary and Senator Involved in Tense Exchange Over Sanctuary Cities

    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and Department of Homeland Security John Kelly were involved in a tense exchange Tuesday when Harris questioned Kelly about sanctuary cities.

  • May 19, 2017

    Deportation Fears Keep Victims From Reporting Crimes

    Promises of stepped-up immigration enforcement at the federal level have led to immigrants refusing to report crimes, including domestic violence, to local police for fear of being deported, immigrants and their advocates said.

  • Aug 31, 2015

    Man Arrested at Port Everglades With Cocaine Wrapped Around Ankles

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Port Everglades arrested a man for allegedly smuggling cocaine taped to his ankles.

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