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The FBI 'Missed' Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen. What Should We Do?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America's efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental illness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

Countering Violent Extremism: The War on Terror, Reset

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Muqtedar Khan

On April 6-7, there was a major symposium on CVE, Countering Violent Extremism, that brought, experts, government officials, national leadership and p...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

How DHS Uses Deportations to Undermine Criminal Justice Reform

Monika Langarica | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Monika Langarica

Two thousand of those eligible for early release are non-citizens, facing continued incarceration and deportation. This, in spite of a determination made by an independent federal agency that concludes they have served a complete fair sentence and now qualify to be free people.

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...

A Program Meant To Keep Kids From Coming To The U.S. Illegally Hasn't Let Anyone In Legally Yet

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After facing a crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America for the U.S. last year, the government created a program that woul...

Pennsylvania Warns Family Immigrant Detention Center: Change Policies Or Lose Your License

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

One of the three facilities that detains immigrant families in the United States will not be allowed to expand and could lose its license to operate f...

Beware of the Growing U.S.-Mexico Border Industrial Complex

Michael Dear | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

Border walls are the instruments of last resort in the armory of geopolitics. Their current proliferation on a global scale is an expression of failed diplomacy in response to conflict, persecution, and migration.

An Immigration Agent Could Be Placed In Georgia Jail, To Activists' Dismay

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

A year after officials in Fulton County, Georgia, passed a resolution urging the sheriff to limit cooperation with deportation efforts, law enforcemen...

Secret Service Wanted To Leak 'Embarrassing' Info On Congressman

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of Secret Service personnel inappropriately accessed private information on a member of Congress who was conducting oversight of ...

Dousing the Flames of Immigration Rhetoric with Facts

Michael Dear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.

The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com's registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Scott Walker’s Canadian Wall Idea Is An Absurd Solution To A Real Problem

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was resoundingly mocked this weekend for saying a border wall between the U.S. and Canada was a "legitimate ...

Advocates Say DHS Covered Up Sexual Abuse In Family Detention

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Latino Voices

An advocacy group is suing to force the federal government to hand over key records from an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at a family...

Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Friday that ...

New Federal Watchdog Has Dubious Track Record

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

The U.S. has a new ombudsman for the Freedom of Information Act. This week, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero announced that James Holzer ...

Republicans Urge Obama Administration To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of putting Americans at risk by allowing localities to opt out of enforcing fede...