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Chris Kirkham

After 9/11, A New Era In The Business Of Detaining Immigrants | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

This article has been updated On a conference call with investors less than two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wall Street executive ...

Gerry Smith

'Cyber 9/11': Serious Risk Or Inflated Threat? | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, many lawmakers and intelligence officials say they fear the next such attack could be triggered with the click o...

Like Previous Administrations, Obama Is Using Existing Laws to Improve our Immigration System

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

The Obama administration has taken a first step in laying out clear guidance on prosecutorial discretion and forming a review committee, but it can't stop there.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Predicts 'Very Robust' Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, defended the administration's new deportation policy on Tuesday, say...

Post-9/11 Security Spending: Worth It Or A Waste?

Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics

On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite...

Elise Foley

Proposed Detention Centers Draw Criticism From Residents, Immigrant Groups | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed immigration detention facilities in Florida and New Jersey will be ringed with barbed wire and house people against their will ...

Jorge Luis Macias

Immigration Activists Call For End Of Secure Communities Program | Jorge Luis Macias | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the Department of Homeland Security would begin a case-by-case review of 300,000 deport...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Nets Immigrants For Minor Offenses: Report | Elise Foley | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security took deportation action against at least 127 undocumented immigrants for minor offenses, such as loi...

Elise Foley

Officials Change Deportation Policy, Allowing Some To Stay | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Thursday it will do a case-by-case review of deportations, allowing many undocumented immigrants w...

Alex Wagner

White Houe Criticized On Skilled Worker Visa Rules | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The White House has been dragging its feet on implementing basic administrative reforms that would ameliorate the country's broken immigration system,...

Elise Foley

Latinos To Obama: Change On Immigration Or Else | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Some Latinos around the country rallied on Tuesday against the White House's deportation policies, attempting to send a message to Presi...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Agreements Canceled, Participation Still Required | Elise Foley | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists are outraged over a Friday announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that it will move ahead with its controversia...

Alex Wagner

Legal Immigration Reform: White House Pushes Skilled Worker Visas | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

In a bid to spur job creation and promote startups, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has announced new ef...

Elise Foley

Facing Deportation, DREAM Act Students Push For Deferred Action | Elise Foley | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is quietly halting some deportations of undocumented young people, after a memo in June that directed immigrati...

Gerry Smith

Head of Agency Tasked With Protecting Government Networks Resigns | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.24.2011 | Technology

The chief of the agency tasked with shielding U.S. government networks from cyber attacks has stepped down following a string of embarrassing data bre...

Janet Napolitano: Aviation Is Still Biggest Terror Target

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.21.2011 | Travel

Terrorists continue to target aviation more than any other U.S. vulnerability, according to Department of Homeland Securiy secretary Janet Napolitano....

New Report Warns Of Terrorist Attacks On Major Utility Facilities

ABC News | BRIAN ROSS | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kin...

Arizona Launches $50 Million Border Wall Campaign, as Education and Health Care Falter

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Arizona's Tea Party-led legislature is launching a $50 million online fundraising campaign today to a build an additional border wall between Arizona and Mexico.

Elise Foley

Love Or Country: Americans Married To Immigrants Push For Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

Nazry and Hope Mustakim will celebrate their one-year anniversary on July 31 through a plate of glass. Nazry, a 31-year-old from Singapore who is ...

Pentagon Says Foreign Hackers Stole 24,000 Military Files In March

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

Foreign hackers infiltrated the network of a defense contractor in March, stealing 24,000 military files in a single intrusion, Deputy Defense Secreta...

Senate Presses Pentagon Intelligence Agency To 'Connect The Dots'

AOL Defense | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers want the Pentagon's intelligence shop to play nice with the rest of the intelligence community, and they have the program to do just that....

Obama's Bush-League World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans seem to have turned the page on Bush and his cronies. They may have disappeared from our lives, but the post-9/11 world they had such a mad hand in creating hasn't.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Immigration Program A Gateway For Other FBI Data-Sharing | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents released on Wednesday reveal more details about how the government planned to roll out its Secure Communities immigration-enfo...

Andrea Stone

White House Official Unveils New Counterterrorism Strategy | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top adviser on homeland security unveiled a new national strategy for counterterrorism Tuesday, formalizing act...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Journalist And Students Push Obama To Halt Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and other young people without legal status called on Wednesday for the president to stop de...