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  • ‘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...
  • Why residents in some American states may soon need a passport for domestic air travel

    10/18/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/17 | James Draper
    They were previously allowed to use mere driving licenses. But residents of some US states may soon require additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel - even if just domestically. That's the new procedure on the horizon for people from states that have not yet introduced the standards required by the 2005 Real ID Act, which demands stricter regulations for state-issued IDs. The states that haven't yet fallen into line each now have a grace period of three months to meet the revised criteria. This deadline expires on 22 January 2018.
  • Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

    10/09/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 9, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.” This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly...
  • Feds took Times reporter’s notes from police evidence room

    11/21/2013 10:16:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2013 | Kellan Howell
    Weeks after Maryland State Police and federal agents seized reporting files from a former Washington Times journalist’s home, a Homeland Security agent checked the materials out of the police evidence room for an hour, according to logs that shine new light on a case that has raised First Amendment concerns. The custody logs don’t state why the reporting materials were removed from evidence Sept. 3, about a month after they were seized from reporter Audrey Hudson’s home during a search in an unrelated investigation of her husband. But they do show that the Homeland Security agent checked out files and...
  • Awan Judge Violated Federal Law & Ethics on Homeland Security Case; Failed to Disclose

    09/20/2017 6:20:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | sept. 19, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    The federal judge in the Awan case dismissed a crucial H-1B immigration case against the Department of Homeland Security while failing to disclose to the court that a close family relative is employed in a high-ranking intelligence capacity with DHS, federal records show and sources confirm. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan is presiding over the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi bank fraud case in D.C. Last week Chutkan made headlines when it was reported she was appointed to the federal bench by Obama after she kicked thousands in campaign donations to his presidential campaign. Obama also appointed Chutkan’s husband,...
  • Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of ‘Homeland Security’

    08/20/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 83 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 20, 2017 | David Rutz
    Former Obama administration official Jeh Johnson said the removal of Confederate statues was a matter of "public safety and homeland security" on Sunday. In the aftermath of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., when a man with white nationalist ties was arrested for ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters last week and killing a woman, Confederate monuments across the country have been taken down. The furor in Charlottesville began with a protest by white supremacists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, and he said on ABC's...
  • Could Jeff Sessions be moved to the Department of Homeland Security?

    07/29/2017 5:17:49 PM PDT · by iontheball · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    Could Attorney General Jeff Sessions end up at the Department of Homeland Security? It’s an idea some political observers have been debating after President Trump announced Friday that John Kelly, who leads the department, would replace Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. Here’s how the theory goes: The president has been lashing out at Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia meddling investigation. Sessions would be able to continue his work against illegal immigration as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. And then the president would appoint someone else to the Department of Justice who would then...