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Elise Foley

DHS Secretary Urges Congress To Stop Using His Agency's Budget As A 'Political Football'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a month to go until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding and no clear end in sight to the gridlock tha...

Elise Foley

Dick Durbin Will Speak Up For Dreamers Every Day This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to take to the Senate floor every day this week to share the stories of young undocumented immigrants wh...

Drone Addiction on the Border

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Predator drones, tested out in this country's distant war zones, have played an increasingly prominent role in the up-armoring of the U.S.-Mexican border.

GOP Congressman to Obama: Deport Immigrants or We'll Shut You Down

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Would the Republican-controlled Congress shut down the Department of Homeland Security to halt Obama's program delaying deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens? Colorado's own Rep. Ken Buck would do it.

Obama's Cybersecurity Plan: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Adam Levin | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Adam Levin

In his recent words on the issue, Obama is dead right. But having spent the past decade focusing on these issues, I'm not ready to take a "Birdman" victory lap through the canyons of midtown Manhattan just yet.

Congress, Week 2: Do You Know What They're Working on?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

It's the 114th Congress's second week in session -- but it's going to be a short one. The Republicans will be holding their joint retreat at the Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania the rest of the week. Here's the scoop on what Congress will be working on.

Being Polite Does Not Diminish Security: The Sometimes Shameful Treatment of Valid U.S. Visitors and Residents

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

CBP is the first point of contact for all foreign nationals entering the US, and are themselves a reflection of American principles and ideals.

Elise Foley

John Boehner Says GOP Will Move Forward With Plan That Could Risk DHS Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After gunmen attacked a satirical French newspaper on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Republicans won't back away fr...

Homeland Security's New Method Of Tracking Immigrants Crossing The Border

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally ...

Elise Foley

Deportations Down In 2014: DHS

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Senate Republicans Object To Spending Bill Over Immigration

AP | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate in...

Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Congressional Anti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Task Force conducted a briefing on Islamic State in Iraq and ...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Plots A Way Around A Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped back on Tuesday from an immediate confrontation with President Barack Obama over immigration...

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson: Immigration Actions Are 'Simple Common Sense'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first appearance before Congress since the president announced plans to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented imm...

U.S. Heightens Ebola Screenings For Travelers From Mali

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The United States will begin enhanced screening for travelers whose trips started in the African nation of Mali, the U.S. Centers...

Report Alleges Human Rights Abuses at DHS Facilities on the Mexican Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Detainees at short-term Department of Homeland Security facilities in Southern Arizona have faced "a long term pattern of human rights violations" according to a report released today.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Voices Support For Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has the authority to take executive action on immigration -- and that's what he should do, says former Homeland Security Secret...

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Lack of Courage and Common Sense are Ebola's Greatest Ally

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Seriously -- after all the time that has passed since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa earlier this year, why are guidelines for health care workers only being developed and distributed now?

Psst! Fox News, Listen Up: There Are No Terrorists Crossing the Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

With elections looming and ISIS on the move, there's been a lot of somewhat predictable talk of terrorists slipping into the country through our "sieve" of a southern border. I'm waiting for the Ebola outbreak to become Obama's fault somehow. I mean, he's from Kenya, right? Just kidding.

Gerry Smith

Major Player In Black Market For Stolen iPhones Pleads Guilty

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

A Michigan man whom authorities say was a major player in the underground market for stolen smartphones pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to trafficking stolen iPhones and other devices overseas, where they were sold for as much as $3,000 each.

Elise Foley

Democrats: Women, Children Fleeing Violence 'Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic senators wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday to question his department's massive expansion of i...

Happy Halloween From the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Halloween, with its blood and gore, witches and werewolves, is a children's holiday because its horrors are fictional. Republicans have picked up on that theme for their Halloween fear-mongering. Fabricating characters and events to induce terror is just part of the GOP-Halloween scheme.

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson: Politicians Shouldn't 'Feed The Flames Of Fear' Over ISIS, Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shot down claims on Thursday that a "porous" U.S. southern border is allowing terrorists, Ebola ...

Homeland Security Is A Mess

Ivan Eland | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Hiking DHS's budget would be rewarding abject failure. Instead, the Congress should demand that the department get its act together or be dismembered.