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Obama Administration Expands Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand programs that allow Central Americans to come to the U.S. as refugees, ackno...

My Experience With The Broken Immigration System

Ricky Walters | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Ricky Walters

While the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now known as the Department of Homeland Security, was trying to deport me, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was arranging an exhibit honoring my contributions to hip-hop culture and society at large.

How President Obama Kept Calm During the Ebola Crisis

Quora | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Quora

The evidence suggested that curtailing travel would actually make the problem worse -- by making it even more difficult to get health care providers into the region, not to mention much needed supplies, to end the epidemic more quickly.

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.

Lawsuit Aims To Keep Immigrants From Being Stuck In Detention Because They Can't Afford Bond

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

Some asylum-seekers and immigrants in deportation proceedings are granted bond to leave detention while they seek relief to stay in the U.S. -- someth...

Mexican Nationals Say They Were Deported Without Their IDs, Money And Possessions

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

Twenty-six Mexican nationals say the U.S. government deported them without their identification, money, cell phones and other possessions, putting the...

Family Seeks Justice At Human Rights Panel For Man Who Died After Border Patrol Altercation

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernardo Hernández Rojas' brother, Anastasio, died in 2010 after border patrol agents used a Taser on him and struck him with a baton r...

Getting to "Reasonable" With the SAFETY Act

Brian E. Finch | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Brian E. Finch

While an executive or board member has every right to ask about a company's cybersecurity posture, the problem is that CIOs generally do not have the ...

U.S. Expands Visa Waiver Restrictions For Recent Travelers To Libya, Somalia, Yemen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what could be a sign the administration is moving away from a policy seen as discriminatory, the Obama administration announced Thurs...

Why Hillary Clinton's Argument For Keeping Children From Coming To The U.S. Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

During a spat with presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over what to do with thousands of migrant children fleeing Central America, Hillary ...

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some...

Joe Biden Tries To Tamp Down House Dems' Anger Over Deportation Raids

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Vice President Joe Biden insisted in a meeting with skeptical House Democrats on Thursday that the administration's deportation raids on ...

Obama Facing Party Flare-Up Over Deportation Raids Hours Before State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesday for the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his ow...

The Numbers Of Mothers And Kids Picked Up At The Border Are Rising Again

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

The numbers of undocumented mothers and children apprehended along the southern border are up significantly from last fiscal year, according to data r...

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, e...

ICE Deportations Dropped Again In 2015

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

The number of immigrants deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped for the third consecutive year in 2015, according to figures the Depa...

News Flash: The Department of Homeland Security Reviews Social Media

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

The government's current justification for the policy requires clarification, to put it mildly. One claim is that investigating social media invades privacy, which could cause embarrassment to the United States.

When Did the US Become a Nation of Cowards?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. Much of the American population is terrorized. In that light, we're giving the jihadi terrorists exactly what they want.

Fox News Wants Your Kids To Stop A Gunman With Their Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media

When there's a shooting at your child's school, you probably don't want him or her to try to physically overtake the gunman. But on the off chance you...

Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.

Refugee Screenings Are More Intensive Than Some Politicians Would Have You Think

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress and half of the nation's governors have said the U.S. shouldn't accept Syrian refugees in light of terrorist att...

Rosa Robles Loreto Goes Home After 461 Days in Sanctuary

Rev. Gradye Parsons | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Rev. Gradye Parsons

For 461 consecutive nights Rosa Robles Loreto, seeking sanctuary inside Southside Presbyterian Church, joined supporters in prayers for freedom, for safety, and to change America’s broken immigration system. On Tuesday they gathered once again, but this time for the final prayer vigil.

DOJ: No Civil Rights Charges For Border Agents Over Death Of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after a Mexican national named Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas died after an encounter with Border Patrol agents, the Justice Depar...

An American Citizen Apologizes to the Iraqi People

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ruoff

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has confessed, given what we know now, he would not have authorized the invasion of Iraq, as his brother did. A politician with integrity should have followed that comment with an apology to the Iraqi people.