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  • The Insider Threat to Air Travel

    04/10/2019 5:04:13 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 12 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 04/10/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Commercial airports are complex environments, with many airlines and thousands of employees and travelers entering and leaving them daily, so protecting them from harm is vitally important. Unfortunately, and as history has shown, airports, airlines and the flying public are attractive targets for people and organizations wishing to do them harm. And that harm comes from a variety of directions, such as from terror groups and their fighters. What’s even more worrying is that these threats sometimes come from “insiders.” According to the International Air Transport Association, an airport insider is someone who exploits their role in or their knowledge...
  • Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

    04/08/2019 5:14:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Peter Baker, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump moved to replace the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. The White House announced the departure of Randolph D. Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favor with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr. Trump’s employees. Government officials, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel changes before they were announced, said at least...
  • DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Secondary Fence Replacement Project in San Diego

    02/08/2019 2:46:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Homeland Security ^ | 02/08/2019
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2019 DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Secondary Fence Replacement Project in San Diego WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction and replacement of approximately 12.5 miles of secondary wall near the international border in the state of California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2019. This waiver is pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number...
  • Trump to oust Nielsen as early as this week

    11/12/2018 9:08:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump is planning to oust Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Five current and former White House officials told the Post that Trump is planning to remove Nielsen as soon as possible. White House chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting the president on the matter, hoping to keep Nielsen in place. Kelly hired Nielsen as his chief of staff while DHS secretary and has reportedly defended her for months. Trump has berated Nielsen in public and in private since she was hired, aggressively going after her during...
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 131 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Department of Homeland Security investigating after traffic stop in Anderson

    10/30/2018 6:47:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Ella Wilkie
    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a traffic stop on I-85 has led to an investigation by a federal agency. Monday night, deputies said they initiated a traffic stop on I-85 near mile marker 11 in Anderson County. After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies said they called in a federal agency. The Department of Homeland security is currently investigating. Details are limited at this time.
  • ‘We Will Not Apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s highly contentious “zero tolerance” immigration-enforcement policy Monday as the inevitable result of congressional inaction on immigration.“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” Nielsen said during her Monday address to National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. “Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.”Nielsen went on to decry inaccurate media portrayals of the Trump administration’s enforcement policy, which requires the detention and prosecution...
  • White House National Security Advisor Announces Senior Staff Appointment

    06/01/2018 7:29:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 1, 2018 | Government
    (Washington, D.C.) – President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton today announced Rear Admiral Douglas Fears as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor on the National Security Council staff. Prior to his appointment, Fears served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and disaster response to the NSC,” said National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Doug will serve as the President’s...
  • Homeland security agent fatally shoots suspect in San Antonio

    05/01/2018 6:26:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    nydailynews ^ | May 1, 2018 | Jessica Schladebeck
    A suspect was fatally shot and killed in a confrontation with a Homeland Security Officer in San Antonio Tuesday morning. An agent on the city’s south side opened fire on the person around 7 a.m., police told my SanAntionio.com. The unidentified suspect died on the scene and the details leading up to the shooting were not immediately clear.
  • BREAKING: Trump to sign proclamation sending National Guard to the border immediately

    04/04/2018 12:48:58 PM PDT · by PJBankard · 220 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/4/2018 | Adam Shaw
    The Trump administration announced Wednesday that President Trump will sign a proclamation to send the National Guard to the border immediately. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House press briefing that it would be done in conjunction with governors and that the administration hopes the deployment begins "immediately."
  • US judge opens door for thousands to apply for asylum

    03/29/2018 10:44:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    KTAR 92.3FM ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Gene Johnson AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them of a deadline for filing their applications. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez issued the ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrant rights groups on behalf of those who fear persecution if returned to their home country.{snip} Government lawyers argued that they do publish some materials that inform asylum seekers of the deadline and that federal law does not require that officials directly notify asylum seekers of...
  • Suit: Racism nixed protection for Haitians, Salvadorans

    02/23/2018 6:07:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 23, 2018 | Meghan Ottolini
    Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for rescinding the temporary protective statuses of thousands of local immigrants from El Salvador and Haiti, arguing that vulgar comments the president made last month suggest the order is racist and unconstitutional. “Today we are drawing a line in the sand and saying that governmental policy cannot be based on bias and discrimination,” said Oren Sellstrom, an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which filed the complaint. Tpslawsuit Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for...
  • Trump establishes 'vetting center' for homeland security

    02/06/2018 6:34:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2018 6:37 PM EST
    President Donald Trump has signed a national security memorandum establishing a new National Vetting Center within the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate information on individuals who may pose a threat to the country. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the effort will allow law enforcement “to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security.” She’s calling current vetting efforts “ad hoc” and says they impede the government’s ability to keep up with threats. …
  • DHS chief on gang members at the border: 'I have to let them in'

    02/06/2018 1:45:36 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    American border officials cannot refuse to let in gang members who either sneak in or show up at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials said Tuesday as they pleaded for congressional action to close loopholes gang members are exploiting. “When they come to our border I have to let them in,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a White House roundtable. “This is unique to our country, and it’s got to change,” President Trump chimed in. Mr. Trump has made highlighting and combatting MS-13 a major tenet of his immigration policy, and his aides bolstered his...
  • President Donald Trump Gives URGENT Speech to Customs and Border Protection Agents and Officials

    02/03/2018 11:42:00 AM PST · by Aquamarine · 9 replies
    Golden State Times ^ | Feb 2,2018 | Golden State Times
    President Donald Trump Gives URGENT Speech to Customs and Border Protection Agents and Officials
  • BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself

    11/12/2017 7:25:47 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    the black sphere ^ | nov. 10, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself This may be the most obvious case of conflict I’ve seen in a while. How this judge could have ever gotten the Fusion GPS case shows a lack of integrity in our justice system. As True Pundit wrote of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, and her “blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case”: On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This...
  • Marvel's Ike Perlmutter, a Trump Friend, Hopes Homeland Security Helped (trunc)

    11/24/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | MAY 30, 2017 | Eriq Gardner
    Full Title: Marvel's Ike Perlmutter, a Trump Friend, Hopes Homeland Security Helped Solve Bizarre Mystery Perlmutter is now claiming extortion — and a court filing suggests that Trump's go-to lawyer may have known about it. For the longest time, decades in fact, Marvel chairman Isaac Perlmutter wouldn't show his face in public. The 74-year-old Israeli American could very well have taken a bow for rescuing Marvel Comics from bankruptcy in the 1990s or selling his company to Disney for $4 billion in 2009, but Perlmutter has never been interested in publicity. His aversion to the limelight runs so deep that...
  • Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Ridge hospitalized in Texas

    11/16/2017 11:42:29 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    cbsaustin.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | AP
    A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Ridge spokesman Steve Aaron says the 72-year-old Ridge, Pennsylvania's Republican governor from 1995 to 2001, was attending the Republican Governors Association conference when he called for help at his hotel about 7 a.m.
  • TSA Fails to Spot Weapons More Than Half the Time

    11/09/2017 8:27:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/09/2017 | Summer Meza
    Airport screeners working for the “badly” run Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly failed to detect weapons more than 70 percent of the time in undercover tests — but that massive failure rate is actually an improvement from a similar test two years ago. Undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock knives, guns and explosives through airport checkpoints earlier this year, and succeeded far more often than they failed. But at least airport security is improving— slightly. When investigators did the same thing two years earlier, TSA equipment and personnel failed 95 percent of the time, prompting major changes in the...
  • Trump: 'I Have Ordered Homeland Security to Step Up Our Already Extreme Vetting Program'

    11/01/2017 10:13:19 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-01-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    On Twitter, president Trump has responded to the horrific terror attack in New York City that killed at least eight and wounded more than a dozen innocent people. In his tweet, the president announced that the attack caused him to order Homeland Security to step up its efforts to keep America safe. [TWEET TRUMP] Although "extreme vetting" may prevent more wannabe terrorists from coming into the country, the problem in this particular case was, of course, that the terrorist was already there. In an earlier tweet, the president said that the attack proved to him that he has to make...