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  • Trump to pick retired Gen. Kelly for Homeland Security

    12/07/2016 8:35:33 AM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources. Reuters has not independently confirmed the choice. Kelly, 66, would be the third general Trump has tapped for a high-level position in his administration.
  • Donald Trump picks Gen. John Kelly for Department of Homeland Security secretary

    12/07/2016 7:40:27 AM PST · by Enchante · 141 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7 2016 | CBS Staff
    Donald Trump is tapping Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News confirms. The final request and acceptance, sources told CBS’ Major Garrett, occurred while Kelly was traveling in Europe. His pick for DHS secretary will be announced by the transition staff in the coming days. Kelly is the third general tapped by the president-elect, joining Gen. James Mattis, Mr. Trump’s pick to become the next secretary of Defense, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s incoming national security advisor. Like Mattis, Kelly is a Marine with a reputation for bluntness.
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Trump's DHS director accidentally reveals plan to redefine arrested illegals as 'criminals' (Tr.)

    11/22/2016 4:25:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 165 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-22-2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    One of President-elect Donald Trump's potential cabinet picks showed photographers more than he intended over the weekend, revealing part of an aggressive plan to change the Department of Homeland Security's approach to combating illegal immigration. When the two posed for pictures beforehand, however, Kobach was clutching his proposal – and photographs captured the parts that his left hand didn't obscure. They included uncompromising approaches to deportations, providing for the 'rapid build' of the wall that Candidate Trump promised for America's southern border – 1,989 miles of it – and part of a plan that appears targeted at making sure illegal...
  • Photo Shows Potential Trump DHS Pick Kris Kobach Seems to Have Hardline Plan Ready

    11/21/2016 7:02:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has already laid out his plan for overhauling of the nation's immigration system, and it includes many of president-elect Donald Trump's most prominent — and controversial — campaign priorities, including reinstating an immigrant tracking system and questioning "high risk" immigrants about their views on Sharia law and jihad. The plan was laid out in a document Kobach, who's considered a potential pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump's administration, brought to his meeting with the president-elect this meeting — which was photographed by the Associated Press.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Steve King Would Consider Secretary of Homeland Security Position

    11/15/2016 4:42:30 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.15.16 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)tells Breitbart news that he would consider a position as Secretary of the Department Homeland Security. There is a petition circulating to draft him for the post. “It’s flattering and I appreciate it,” King tells Breitbart News. “The work that I’ve done here in this Congress for the last 14 years points to a task like that as something I believe I have the qualifications for and from looking across the list of people, I would say I would tip my hat to Jeff Sessions if he were interested because he is also excellent. But beyond that,...
  • Major Bust in Transnational IRS Phone Scam

    10/27/2016 7:13:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/27 | Kevin Nious and Stephen Stock
    The Department of Justice on Thursday charged 61 people for their role in a call center scam.Federal prosecutors charged 61 individuals and entities across the world Thursday in connection to a transnational call center operation that investigators say scammed United States residents out of millions. The arrests follow a three-year joint investigation between the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), and the US Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration. NBC Bay Area first reported on these scams where a caller posing as a federal agent threatens the person on the other line with arrests, lawsuits or worse, if they...
  • Grassley: Rush to Confirm New Citizens Before Election Puts National Security at Risk

    09/23/2016 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday news broke Department of Homeland Security officials are encouraging employees to work expensive overtime hours to push through as many U.S. citizenship applications as possible before the November election. An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the...
  • Islamic Colonization of Virginia

    09/08/2016 9:33:02 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 13 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jeff Bayard
    The Virginia Free Citizen Status: On-going In Dan Wolf’s recent article, Resettling Immigrants in Virginia, we presented several maps to illustrate the correlation between the resettlement of Muslim refugees and the growth of Muslim institutions throughout the Commonwealth.  Now you’re most likely asking yourselves what all this means.  And you would be right to do so. It’s expected and perfectly natural for a newcomer to gravitate towards and seek out people who speak his language or are from the same region.  This provides an added degree of comfort and support to someone who understandable feels alone and surrounded by the...
  • Obama cabinet member speaks at Islamist conference

    09/05/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Hillel Fendel
    U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke over this past weekend at the annual Islamic Society of America (ISNA) event, greeting the participants warmly and telling them, "Your story is the quintessential American story."
  • WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border

    07/21/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | July 21, 2016 | by JOSEPH COX
    On Thursday, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter claimed that the Department of Homeland Security demanded access to her mobile phones when she was crossing the border at the Los Angeles airport.The case highlights the powers that border agents purport to have, and how vulnerable sensitive information can be when taken through airports in particular.“I wanted to share a troubling experience I had with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in the hopes it may help you protect your private information,” Maria Abi-Habib, a WSJ journalist focused on ISIS and Al Qaeda wrote in a post on Facebook. (Abi-Habib...
  • Homeland Security Prepares For Violence At Republican Convention

    07/14/2016 6:33:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-14-16 | Tyleer Durden
    Following yesterday's stark warning by the militant "black power" organization, the New Black Panther Party, which warned it would arrive in Cleveland packing firearms for self-defense ahead of the republican convention, we were curious how long it would take the various US authorities to admit that the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions will be ground zero for the next round in escalating US violence. The answer, it turned out, was just about 24 hours. Earlier today, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers, that they are preparing their agencies for the "possibility of violence, both...
  • Once Again, Al-Qaeda Brands Itself as Social Justice Warriors

    07/13/2016 3:49:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    After the Orlando massacre, when an armed Muslim murdered 49 people in a gay nightclub, al-Qaeda published a guide urging more such “lone wolf” attacks – with the added caveat that jihadists should exclusively target mainstream white Americans.According to the jihadi group’s online publication “Inspire guide: Orlando operation,” killing homosexuals is “the most binding duty.” However, would-be jihadis are advised to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,” and instead to target “areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated.”In response, several pundits warned that al-Qaeda is shifting gears, somehow trying to portray itself as...
  • House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week

    07/05/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 05, 2016
    House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week Daniel Horowitz | July 05, 2016 In case you thought congressional Republicans would be infused with a fresh sense of constitutionalism, patriotism, and moral clarity on the heels of this Independence Day weekend, think again. House Republicans will continue their dyslexic response to Orlando by validating the Left’s entire premise regarding homeland security and guns. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) conducted a hearing which revealed that the Department of Homeland Security, at the behest of Muslim Brotherhood organizations, is deleting critical counter-terrorism research that would have...
  • ISIS Claims Bangladesh Cafe Attack, Hostage Siege

    07/01/2016 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    ISIS claimed responsibility for a Bangladesh cafe attack today while hostages were still inside with gunmen."Islamic State commandos attack a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh," reported the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency, which issued the first claim for the Orlando nightclub shooting.They likely wanted to get a claim out quickly because they're competing with another terror group in Bangladesh: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.AQIS had not made any mention of the attack on their Twitter account or WordPress blog. They did reissue their hit-list guidelines on Wednesday, hinting at an upcoming attack.Both AQIS and ISIS...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

    06/21/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | JUne 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrative turned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect's mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting).Now, one controversial former FBI agent -- and current consultant to the Obama administration on "countering violent extremism" (CVE) -- is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a national...
  • FBI reinstates Muslim after 'public relations' flap

    03/01/2004 10:00:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/02/04 | Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>DALLAS — Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, a 45-year-old Muslim FBI agent, fired last year ostensibly for omitting personal information on his application, has been reinstated and plans to return to his job in a matter of weeks.</p> <p>Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, called the reinstatement "highly unusual."</p>
  • The FBI Fumbles

    03/11/2003 5:54:18 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 289+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 11, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    As an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Gamal Abdel-Hafiz could have a key role helping America's premier anti-terrorist force protect the United States from harm. But evidence from high-profile terrorism cases suggests that Abdel-Hafiz, an immigrant Muslim, twice refused on principle to tape-record his coreligionists, harming the investigations. The first case concerns a now-defunct Secaucus, N.J.-based Islamic investment bank called BMI Inc. Founded in 1985, it was financed by known terrorists and by members of the bin Laden family. The FBI got a break in 1999, when a BMI accountant contacted it and relayed his suspicions...
  • Muslim former FBI agent who refused to wiretap fellow Muslims now Homeland Security Adviser

    06/22/2016 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 06/21/2016 | Robert Spencer
    A former FBI counter-terrorism agent says lawmakers could make mass murders less likely. “What we need to do is keep the ownership of guns known to the government, so we know who has what,” said security consultant Gamal Abdel-Hafiz. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is now consulting on a government counter violent extremist project to reduce the threat of homegrown terrorists. In December 2002, ABC News reported accusations by two veteran FBI investigators that Abdel-Hafiz interfered in ongoing terror investigations: Perhaps most astounding of the many mistakes, according to Flessner and an affidavit filed by Wright, is how an FBI agent named Gamal...
  • Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection

    06/22/2016 4:08:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Judson Berger
    Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees. The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail. “[T]hese data make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability to properly screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our nation has an unprecedented assimilation problem,” Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told...
  • Orlando Terrorist Worked at Security Company Hired by HLS to Transport, Release Illegal Aliens

    06/17/2016 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 13, 2016
    The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history worked for a security company contracted by the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect federal facilities nationwide and transport illegal immigrants apprehended in the southern border region. Earlier this month Judicial Watch launched aninvestigation into the Florida-based security firm, G4S, after breaking a story about illegal immigrants being quietly transported from the Mexican border to Phoenix and getting released without proper processing or court appearance documents. G4S was contracted by DHS to drive the group of illegal aliens, classified as Other Than Mexican (OTM), from the Border...
  • On the Brighter Side: Hezbollah Getting Hammered

    06/17/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Last fall, amid concerns that the Iran deal would result in a financial windfall for Iran’s proxy terror organization, Hezbollah, Congress passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. It mandated new, stringent sanctions against banks and other financial institutions doing business with Hezbollah.The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, leaving President Obama little choice but to sign it into law on December 18.Though less in the spotlight recently than the Islamic State, Lebanese-based Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terror organization except al-Qaeda; has a vast global reach encompassing Europe, Africa, and Central and South...
  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that passing gun control laws is now "part and parcel of homeland security" in an interview on CBS This Morning. In the segment which was flagged by Politico, Johnson said this was the first time he had vocalized such a belief publicly. President Obama and congressional Democrats have made a renewed push for gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack on a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.
  • Homeland Security Instructed To Combat Violent Extremism With Political Correctness

    06/13/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Less than a week before Omar Mateen walked into an Orlando gay club and killed or wounded more than 100 people, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) submitted its Countering Violent Extremism report to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. The report instructs the DHS not to use any language that might be “disrespectful” to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words “jihad,” “sharia” and “takfir.” The report was crafted by an HSAC subcommittee that Secretary Johnson created in November 2015. The head of that subcommittee, Farah Pandith, was appointed by Johnson in May 2015. The subcommittee...
  • Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security? Orlando Terrorist Worked for Major DHS Contractor

    06/12/2016 10:35:03 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 13, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists. Officials say Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an Afghan-American who held two firearms licenses and a security officer license, was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. since Sept. 10, 2007. The Jupiter, Fla.-based company merged with the Wackenhut Corp. after 9/11 and assumed federal contracts.
  • BREAKING: Trump Insider Reveals Game-Changing Deal With Giuliani… Hillary Horrified

    05/10/2016 3:31:24 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 111 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 5/10/'16 | N/A
    Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to keep America safe. Now, he appears to have made a deal with “America’s Mayor” to help do the job. The New York Daily News reported that a deal has been struck between Trump and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for Giuliani to head the Department of Homeland Security if Trump were to be elected. “A secret deal has been struck by Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani would be head of Homeland Security,” an unnamed GOP insider told the Daily News.
  • Hillary vs. Jihad: A Nightmare Scenario

    03/24/2016 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It’s a nightmare that could all too easily come true: the Republican Party denies Donald Trump the nomination, he bolts, and Hillary Clinton, unindicted by a sympathetic Obama Justice Department, becomes president. If she does, it is virtually certain that the Obama administration’s lackadaisical and fantasy-based response to the jihad threat would continue.Hillary made that clear Tuesday morning in her response to the latest jihad terror attacks in Brussels, in which at least 28 people were killed.The mass murders were “deeply distressing,” she said, but the “dream of a whole, free Europe … should not be walked away from,” and...
  • Border Patrol: DHS has “no intention” of deporting illegal immigrants

    03/22/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The House Judiciary Committee has been getting an earful lately from Border Patrol agents who are unhappy with how business is being conducted on their watch, specifically as it applies to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. This week brought new revelations from Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, who reported what we’ve been hearing for some time now through off the record sources: the Department of Homeland Security is operating a catch and release program for all but the worst offenders. Further, they have “no intention” of even trying to schedule all...
  • Federal agents’ turf war hindered hunt for suspected terrorism accomplice, hearing finds

    03/16/2016 5:06:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 3-15-16 | M. D. Kittle
    A total breakdown in cooperation between federal agencies appears to have complicated the hunt for a suspected accomplice in December's San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Accounts of the turf war between the agencies were unveiled Tuesday at a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing examining the security of U.S. visa programs and the implications on national security. The hearing was led by committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. Committee members learned that FBI agents alerted Homeland Security Investigations agents that Enrique Marquez, the man accused of supplying the assault rifles that Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik,...
  • Flight Student Facing Deportation Over Trump Post

    03/04/2016 3:44:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Avweb ^ | March 4, 2016 | Russ Niles
    Flight Student Facing Deportation Over Trump Post Russ Niles A commercial flight school student from Egypt is in jail in California after he posted what immigration officials perceive as a threat to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. It appears the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department is intent on deporting Emadeldin Elsayed for the Facebook post even though there was not enough evidence to charge him criminally. In the post, Elsayed said he would be willing to go to prison for life for killing Trump and the world would thank him for it. Elsayed and his lawyer Hani Bushra both have...
  • Deportations under Obama plummet during second term

    12/24/2015 7:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    For the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. who otherwise stay out of trouble, the chances of being deported are less than 1 percent, according to new figures released by the Department of Homeland Security. The new figures show a dramatic four-year decline in the number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration, from more than 409,000 in 2012 to just 235,000 in fiscal 2015. The numbers represent the fewest deportations since 2006. During President Obama's first term, some Latino groups branded him the "deporter in chief" yet other critics of the administration's enforcement approach say the second-term...
  • Philip Haney: Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists

    12/18/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Philip Haney
    There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; it is due to the restrictions placed on them by the Obama administration. I was a firsthand witness to how these policies deliberately prevented scrutiny of Islamist groups. The two San Bernardino jihadists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, may have benefited from the administration's closure of an investigation I initiated on numerous groups infiltrating radicalized...
  • Terrorists Notwithstanding, Our Own Idealogues Are Killing Us

    12/16/2015 6:44:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/15 | Bob Christie
    Intentional omission of a search of social media activity in the name of political correctness The dictionary describes an idealogue as “one given to fanciful ideas or theories”. Unfortunately the Department of Homeland Security is replete with such people. They are dangerous to our health and well being because of their fantasies, in particular the notion that one’s social media activities are private and not subject to search. The most egregious and astonishing fact associated with the failure to prevent the recent tragic loss of fourteen lives in San Bernardino was the intentional omission of a search of social media...
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...
  • Homeland Security banned checking visa applicants’ social media posts because of political optics

    12/14/2015 10:54:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently the optics of gunned-down people are less of a problem. Oh, and ban guns! In case you had any doubt in your mind that a politically correct war on terror is no war on terror at all, behold: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said. “During that time period immigration officials were not allowed...
  • Dining Out With the Terrorists

    12/13/2015 3:19:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-15 | David Solway
    On the days when my wife teaches late classes at the university, we usually go for supper at a nearby mall, which boasts a massive "dining hall" (once a "food court") and which features a wide range of exotic menus to choose from. It is immensely popular, seating hundreds of diners at any one time, some in company, others peering into their smart phones, a few reading books, some attending to baby carriages, most clearly enjoying themselves under ample lighting in a mainly festive atmosphere. Janice and I were there for a 7 o'clock post-class supper on Wednesday, December 2,...
  • Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian

    12/12/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    WCVG.com ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin CNN Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian Suspects arrested on suspicion of manufacture, concealment, transport of explosives and toxic gases UPDATED 1:55 PM EST Dec 12, 2015 (CNN) Swiss police have arrested two people with Syrian passports and found traces of potential bomb-making chemicals in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, authorities said Saturday. Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday's arrests were linked to...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • Liberty, Fraternity, Security

    12/09/2015 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | John Stossel
    What should we do about terrorism? After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants. Reason's Anthony Fisher reports that this can lead to nasty experiences for anyone who associates with people from the Middle East. A Halal-Mexican restaurant near Paris "was raided by upwards of forty police armed with rifles and clad in body armor, helmets, and riot shields. After terrifying diners, who were ordered to sit still and not touch their phones, officers proceeded...
  • Homeland Security IG: 72 Employees On Terrorist Watch List

    12/06/2015 12:30:24 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | December 5, 2015 | Unattributed
    Earlier in this space, it was explained that Islamic jihadis have infiltrated the United States government at all sorts of levels. That shocking claim came from John Guardolo, a former FBI counterterrorism special agent. Now, buried in an Inspector General's report of the Department of Homeland Security, news surfaces of six dozen - that's 72 people - working there who were found to be on the terrorist watch list. News of this comes courtesy of Democratic congresscritter Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts in an interview with Tori Bedford, WGBH, December 1, 2015, and published at Judicial Watch:
  • Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from 'psychopathic' ISIS

    11/22/2015 4:58:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    RT.com ^ | 11/22/2015
    The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia. The notorious crime syndicate say they want to do their bit to protect locals. Giovanni Gambino, the son of a key figure in the Gambino mob organization, says the mafia is in a much better position than security bodies, such as the FBI or Homeland Security, to give New Yorkers the protection they need. “They often act too late, or fail to see a complete picture...
  • Will Airport Security Accept Your Driver’s License?

    11/08/2015 8:02:04 AM PST · by Theoria · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Rachel Lee Harris
    Come 2016, your state driver’s license may not be enough to get you on a commercial flight. On Oct. 10, the Department of Homeland Security began enforcing the last phase of the Real ID Act, which establishes minimum security standards for states and United States territories when issuing identification, primarily driver’s licenses; and prohibits certain government facilities and — most relevant to travelers — the Transportation Security Administration from accepting them as proof of identification if they were issued by a noncompliant state. But don’t fret just yet. Initially, enforcement is limited to those entering federal and military facilities and...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • New Yorkers might need their passports to fly in 2016

    09/23/2015 1:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:11am | Yaron Steinbuch
    State driver’s licenses are among those from four states that will no longer cut it for clearing airport security under tightened measures that will go into effect sometime in 2016. But travelers may not face any obstacles anytime soon. The DMV has asked for an extension from Homeland Security for the Real ID Act, which calls for the extra ID measures in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. “We have no reason to believe that any New Yorker will have a problem using their current state-issued ID card to get on a plane come January 2016,” the DMV said...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • Counter-Trolling The Liberal Lies

    09/21/2015 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals lie not only because the truth repels them like work repels a Democrat but because they hope to force you into accepting their lie and therefore becoming complicit in their deceit. Lying is an exercise of power; every lie we allow to pass uncontested is a small victory for these cultural trolls. Time to troll them right back. Let’s start with the Texas clock kid lie. We all know that kid absolutely should have been confronted about his gadget, which would not have made it through a TSA checkpoint without a hundred government flunkies freaking out. Note that if...
  • Michael McCaul introduces bill to restrain Obama on Syrian refugee resettlement

    09/21/2015 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 20 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Too much is happening at once! It turns out that just as we were reporting that House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was signing on to the Babin bill, he was introducing a bill of his own. Thanks to Suzanne for spotting this press release from Friday. It is too soon to know what this means, however, it appears to be headed for the House Judiciary Committee (Goodlatte and Gowdy). So far we have not heard a word from that committee since the “consultation” with Sec. of State Kerry was held about ten days ago on the President’s ambitious...
  • Homeland Security Chairman Warns U.S. Doesn't Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees

    09/11/2015 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the White House announced the United States will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees under instruction from President Obama. "The United States, at the direction of the United States, has played a leading role in addressing the dire humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and North Africa," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday during the daily briefing. "One thing that the United States can do is to begin to let more Syrian refugees into the United States. This year, this fiscal year that will end this month, the United States is on track to take in...
  • Homeland Security alerts Memphis Police Department (MPD) about potential threat

    09/02/2015 10:09:49 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies
    Share on facebookShare on twitter Share on email (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5) MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers. The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon. The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false. The alert remains active for 201 Poplar. Police officers were told to be vigilant. "Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous...
  • Ann Coulter Asks Donald Trump To Make Her Homeland Security Chief

    08/02/2015 12:53:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/02/2015
    Excerpted from Biz Pac Review: Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter hints that she may be vying for a position in a future Donald Trump administration — as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.As evidenced by her latest book, “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” Coulter, liker Trump, is strongly against illegal immigration and would run a much tighter ship than Jeh Johnson, the current DHS chief.She made her remarks at the Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit in Washington, D.C., where she remarked that the real estate billionaire is “more likely...