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Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail on Migrant Children

Seth M.M. Stodder | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Seth M.M. Stodder

Some would say that instead of providing more funds to care for children, we should crack down by amending the law to allow for summary deportations, and by dramatically increasing our enforcement capabilities at the border. This reflects neither the reality of the problem nor our values as a nation.

Russia Accuses U.S. Of 'Kidnapping' Alleged Hacker

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

(Adds U.S. comments, paragraph 7) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, July 8 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bil...

Elise Foley

GOP Congressman Says Obama Should Violate Law And Deport Minors At Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) proposed a solution on Tuesday for dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border: The Obama ad...

U.S. To Turn Warehouse Into Child Migrant Processing Center

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccomp...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary To Parents: Don't Send Your Children To U.S. Illegally

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson penned an open letter over the weekend to parents who may be considering sending their children ...

July 4th: Re-Discovering America Through Immigrant Eyes

Eric Trules | Posted 06.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I brought my wife-to-be here to LA from Indonesia on August 3, 2001. I think of my lovely Indonesian wife and I think how beautifully she fits into the fabric of this country we call America. Sure, I know I romanticize her life. Because I also know my wife still often feels overwhelmed here.

Elise Foley

Obama Administration To 'Surge' Immigration Enforcement On Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to "surge" its immigration enforcement, open facilities to detain families and provide additional support...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary: 'I Am Not Encouraging In Any Way, Shape Or Form Illegal Migration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with conservative attacks that the Obama administration is to blame for a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the bor...

Border Agency Blocks Release of Independent Report on Use of Force

Andrew Becker | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank and consultant, prepared the report last year following a spate of deadly shootings by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. Overall, Customs and Border Protection agents and officers have killed nearly 30 people since 2010.

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

Elise Foley

Law Enforcement Officials Expect 'Reboot' Of Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are anticipating a "reboot" of a controversial immigration enforcement program that has face...

Stop Devastating Latino Families With Senseless Deportations and Pass Immigration Bill This Year

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.

Elise Foley

Dreamers To Meet With Homeland Security Secretary On Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will meet Wednesday afternoon with a group led by young undocumented immigrants to hear their pr...

Cliven Bundy and the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion.

What You Don't Know About Immigration and Border Patrol Will Horrify You

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Todd Miller after a friend told me about the amazing work he was doing on the issue of immigration, borders and the people who guard them. My pa...

DHS Secretary Reevaluating Deportation Priorities

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to mak...

Sordid Service

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

This is not a "boys will be boys" tale, but rather endangerment of the President of the United States, national secrets and America's reputation.

How President Obama Can Curb Deportations Now

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The president already has the power to reverse his failed immigration and border security policies. Now he just needs the political will and moral courage.

U.S. Security Agencies Are Out of Control

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

Many recent indicators point to a U.S. national security bureaucracy running roughshod over the sad remnants of the founder's republican vision. As in the Roman world, empire is gradually snuffing out the republic.

Snow Day at the Department of Homeland Security

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

We appreciate that the secretary heard us out and took the time to meet. However, he's mistaken if he thinks that chatting with us for 40 minutes is going to make us forget about drone victims and the horrible treatment of the immigrant community.

Elise Foley

Major Step Taken Toward Preventing Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it has finalized regulations to prevent sexual abuse in immigrant detention ce...

The Tears of Immigrants Reach the Heavens

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Jewish tradition teaches that at special moments in life the gates of heavens are open. I felt standing among these vulnerable, powerless immigrants crying for their daughters, husbands and sisters that the gates of heaven were open to their prayers.

Paranoia, Surveillance and Military Tactics: Have We Become Enemies of the Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

While this hyper-militarization of the government is being sold to the public as a means of preventing terrorism and maintaining national security, it is little more than a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Homeland Security Drops Plan To Collect License Tag Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the governm...

Federal Gov't Wants Access To License Plate Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of license plate trac...