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Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Treatment Of Mothers In Deportation Proceedings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and civil rights groups filed a suit Friday against the federal government, alleging it is trampling on due process by makin...

The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

Homeland Security Contractor Reports Computer Breach

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a...

Human Smuggling "Crackdown" a Drop in an Ocean of Policy Failure

Laura Weiss | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

This "crackdown" barely addresses this problem, and will do nothing to change the inhumane legal immigration process. Coupled with the vicious drug war, this process forces thousands of people to cross the border in life-threatening, criminal conditions.

WATCH LIVE: WMDs: The Nightmare Scenario

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:45 - 3:45pm MDT (4:45 - 5:45pm EST). One of the few things all of Washington agrees on is that the number one security threat is th...

Sam Stein

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming pictur...

What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I don't like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a source of labor and funds. I don't like being viewed as a consumer and bits of data. I don't like being spied on and treated as if I have no right to privacy, especially in my own home.

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 08.23.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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.