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  • DHS asks State Department to suspend visas for countries who won't accept US-deported citizens

    08/23/2017 6:50:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is considering suspending the visas of some citizens in countries who have "refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals," according to multiple reports Wednesday evening. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have refused to take back people in the U.S. who are in the country illegally and been cleared by immigration courts for removal, according to the Washington Times. DHS requested in a letter to the State Department that it suspend visas to some citizens from the four countries, though it's not known who would be affected. "When we receive such notification, the...
  • Dept of Homeland Security: Donald Trump Border Wall Prototypes Now Delayed Until Fall

    08/22/2017 12:36:59 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Americans will have to wait longer to see what President Donald Trump’s promised wall might look like. The Department of Homeland Security revealed to Breitbart News that the announcement for border wall prototypes scheduled for the summer has been delayed until October or November. David Lapan, the press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, explained that although the bids were selected, one vendor protested the decision, which delayed the process. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is awaiting a decision on the protest from the Government Accountability Office.
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Homeland Security Committee to Hold Hearing on 'Dangers Posed by Domestic Terrorists'

    08/17/2017 7:47:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 17, 2017 | 9:24 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul, the Texas Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, has scheduled a Sept. 12 hearing to discuss “the dangers posed by domestic terrorists and other extremist groups.” “On September 12th, we will hold a full committee hearing and have invited the leaders of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Counterterrorism Center to discuss the most serious threats America faces,” McCaul wrote in an Aug. 16 letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). “I strongly encourage members of both parties to engage the witnesses on the dangers posed by domestic terrorists...
  • Obama holdover tasked with ‘Countering violent extremism’ resigns

    08/02/2017 11:57:30 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 30, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    George Selim, a prominent Obama administration holdover known for engaging fringe Islamic radicals, has resigned from the Department of Homeland Security. Selim left his post as director of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a senior administration official who is not authorized to discuss personnel matters confirmed to Conservative Review Sunday. The former DHS chief submitted his resignation Friday, following his testimony Thursday before the House Oversight Committee.
  • ICE is partnering with 18 more sheriff's departments to ramp up its deportation machine

    08/02/2017 4:50:42 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 31 July 2017 | Michelle Mark
    In an escalation of local law enforcement agencies' participation in immigration enforcement, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency on Monday announced it had struck 18 new partnerships with sheriff's departments in Texas. The announcement is a notable development in the Trump administration's efforts to ramp up its deportation apparatus, following memos from the Department of Homeland Security in February announcing that it would expand a controversial ICE program that had largely fallen into disuse under the Obama administration. ICE's 287(g) program establishes agreements with local law enforcement agencies, allowing them to deputize officers as immigration agents and enforce federal...
  • New DOJ term for illegal immigrants is sending liberals into total meltdown

    08/02/2017 7:35:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    BPR ^ | 2 Aug 2017
    The Justice Department’s new terminology for illegal immigrants is making liberal heads spin. Departing from Obama-era terms like “undocumented,” “unauthorized,” and “migrants,” the DOJ began referring to illegal immigrants as “illegal aliens.” “Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with families who have lost loved ones because of crimes committed by illegal aliens,” read the opening line of a DOJ press release last month. The term appeared again last week in an official statement announcing tougher rules for sanctuary cities, according to Fox News. “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect...
  • The Energy 202: Trump to waive environmental rules to construct border wall

    08/02/2017 8:37:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2 at 9:24 AM | By Dino Grandoni
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Tuesday that it will use its authority under a George W. Bush-era law to bypass environmental rules in order to construct a section of President Trump's promised border wall. The announcement underscores the commitment from DHS -- now without a permanent leader after John Kelly's ascended to become White House chief of staff -- and theTrump administration more broadly making good on the president's signature campaign promise, despite not yet having a plan for the wall in place nor funding for its construction approved by Congress (though that is in the pipeline)....
  • DHS waives environmental laws to begin building Trump border wall

    08/01/2017 8:38:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2017 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security triggered a waiver Tuesday allowing the department to bypass environmental and other land protection laws in order to begin building and testing President Trump’s new border wall. The waivers apply to San Diego, where officials already plan to upgrade miles of existing fence, but where they’ll also stage a competition this summer to build and test prototypes for Mr. Trump’s wall. It’s the first in what’s likely to be a series of waivers that will be needed as wall construction ramps up. Officials insisted they will still try to be mindful of local impacts as they work on...
  • John Kelly Pushed Obama’s Jihad Policy Chief Out of DHS

    08/01/2017 7:27:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2017 | Neil Munro
    The holdover official responsible for implementing former President Barack Obama’s failed “Countering Violent Extremism” policy at the Department of Homeland Security finally resigned just before DHS Secretary John Kelly departed for the White House. George Selim headed the now-defunct CVE program which tried to offer federal support and legal autonomy to Islamic political groups if they redirected Islamic immigrants and youths away from Islamic militancy and jihad. His resignation spotlighted Kelly’s decision to replace Obama’s failed policy with more direct government involvement in Islamic communities. Kelly may use his new White House job to make his anti-jihad strategy a government-wide...
  • Feds Stonewall Evidence U.S. Terror Attacks Could Have Been Prevented

    07/17/2017 12:01:32 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 07/16/2017 | Art Moore
    When Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California in 2015, newly retired Department of Homeland Security Officer Philip Haney was horrified to discover that a major case he spent years developing might have helped prevent the attack had it not been shut down by a branch of his own agency and Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Now, in his ongoing effort to help prevent future attacks by uncovering how the government quashed his case, three federal agencies either have flatly denied they have any communications or records related to the case, known as the Tablighi Jamaat Initiative, or...
  • GOP Sen. Tillis Blocks Donald Trump’s DHS Nominee To Get More H-2B Workers

    07/12/2017 9:29:07 AM PDT · by johnk · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11 Jul 2017 | by NEIL MUNRO
    North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis is demanding the Department of Homeland Security hand over more H-2B worker visas before he allows Senate approval of a top homeland security official. President Donald Trump has appointed Lee Francis Cissna to serve as director of the DHS’s critical U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The agency is responsible for screening arrivals and immigrants to prevent jihad attacks and other terrorism. Cissna has been approved by the Senate committee, but he won’t get a Senate approval vote soon because Tillis asked the GOP’s leader to put a so-called “hold” on the nomination. Tillis...
  • Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them

    07/10/2017 8:40:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2017 | BRANDON DARBY
    The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. ... Trump’s campaign largely centered around opposing former resident Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration and the release of criminal illegal aliens into U.S. communities. Acting ICE Director Homan was the Enforcement and Removal Director (ERO) for resident Obama and even received an elite award from the former resident for his efforts on immigration. Homan has come under fire from the ICE Council for being Obama’s...
  • State officials not done fighting federal intrusion into local election systems

    06/25/2017 2:03:22 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    The nation's top state election officials say they'll keep fighting a Department of Homeland Security order that designates state and local election systems as "critical infrastructure," and aren't happy with the message they got this week that the designation will remain. For the moment, that fight means lobbying congressional delegations to use whatever power is at their disposal to make DHS back off. Barring that, a separation of powers lawsuit may be their last option, but it's not clear yet if any state or coalition of states is willing to take that step just yet. Week Twenty-Two of the Trump...
  • What Is DHS Hiding from the Public About the Dallas Shooter?

    07/16/2016 7:57:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/14/2016 | Staff
    Of all people, it was Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson who first announced and confirmed to the public that there was only one shooter in Dallas (after news reports varied from two shooters to four and repeatedly described triangulated gunfire). Then there’s the “misreporting” (above) on exactly how the suspected shooter died… But here’s a question: why was DHS so involved in the first place? Via Daily Caller: Officials at the Cause of Action Institute, a nonprofit government oversight group, are seeking documents they believe may show the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withholding vital information about the Dallas...
  • Number of refugees admitted to U.S. drops by almost half

    06/24/2017 6:59:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    LAT ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The number of refugees admitted to the United States was cut by nearly half in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the final three months of the Obama presidency, reflecting the new president's skepticism toward immigration. Government statistics released Friday showed that more than 25,000 refugees were permitted to enter and reside in the United States at the end of the Obama administration. In the initial months under President Trump, the number fell to 13,000.
  • MSM Caught Lying AGAIN Claims That Anti-Trump Propaganda Group Are Neo-Nazi Fighers

    06/23/2017 4:43:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Lucian Wintrich
    On January 13, 2017, Homeland Security announced grants made by the outgoing, Obama-led, Homeland administration in an effort to focus its attention on countering radical Islam. One of the groups was “Life After Hate”. The outgoing Obama administration awarded Life After Hate $400,000. All they do is bash Trump and push anti-#MAGA propaganda. The Gateway Pundit previously reported: “The chairman of Life After Hate, Christian Picciolini, has published tweets for months calling for the Trump administration to be overthrown. In light of his group receiving $400,000 this year from Homeland and the current Homeland administration reevaluating such grants, these treasonous...
  • [YT] Obama Admin's DHS Sec Can't Explain Why DNC Didn't Turn Hacked Servers Over to Law Enforcement

    06/21/2017 12:27:17 PM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Jun 21, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    TREY GOWDY Makes Obama’s DHS Secretary Squirm: “Why didn’t DNC turn over hacked servers?”
  • Jeh Johnson testifies DNC rejected DHS help on hack, Russia meddling did not alter ballots

    06/21/2017 10:19:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 21 June 2017 | Barnini Chakrabotry
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee last year turned down his agency's offer to help protect its network despite being warned about a hack. He also confirmed that while Russia, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, orchestrated cyberattacks on the United States to influence the 2016 presidential election, Moscow was unable to actually alter ballots. “To my current knowledge, the Russian government did not through any cyber intrusion alter ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results,” Johnson said during his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee. Johnson, who served in...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE pulls out of DHS position

    06/17/2017 8:56:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    dennismichaellynch ^ | 6/17/17 | DML
    SHERIFF CLARKE pulls out of DHS position 2.5Kshares Share Tweet by DML DAILY/ June 17, 2017/ POLITICS One of the toughest talking law enforcement officials in the U.S., Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the role of deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Washington Post, a representative of Clarke’s told the paper that the sheriff had officially notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly he had rescinded his acceptance. Sheriff Clarke was immediately attacked by liberals when he announced his new role at DHS last month. Claims that Clarke was...