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Getting the Budget Process Back on Track

Craig Fugate | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Craig Fugate

I can say with certainty that the current budget standoff has a real impact on our ability to ensure that a wide range of emergency personnel across the country have the resources they need to do their jobs and keep our communities safer and more secure.

Republicans Attack Immigrants While Putting America in Danger

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In other words, after the mass deportation bill crashed and burned in the Senate, the House has no other plan, no other path forward to fund America's shield from terrorism, Homeland Security.

Elise Foley

House Republicans To Senate: We Did Our Job On DHS Funding, Now You Do Yours

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed a third time on Thursday to move forward with a House-passed bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security ...

Elise Foley

Senate At Impasse On DHS Funding As Shutdown Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday held a redo of its vote to move toward funding the Department of Homeland Security and blocking the president's ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates Try To Assuage Fears Over Executive Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As undocumented immigrants prepare to apply for President Barack Obama's new deportation relief programs, they're also facing a barrage ...

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...

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

Adam Levin | Posted 03.18.2015 | 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.

Elise Foley

House's Homeland Security Plan Will Undo Obama Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to vote next week on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security that will be coupled with a number of...

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...

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, ...

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

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

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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 ...

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...

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...

Gotcha, Government!

Terry Newell | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Why couldn't the CDC save lives instead of putting them at risk? Why couldn't the VA help patients instead of delaying their care? Then maybe we would have a little more trust in the feds.

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...

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 ...

Jailing Migrant Children Is Immoral and Un-American

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 11.26.2014 | DC
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

There is no easy fix to stemming the flow of immigrants across our Southern border. However, detaining these destitute mothers and children with no bond is no solution; it adds to the trauma they have already suffered and violates their basic human rights.

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Kathleen Miles

ISIS Is A Threat To U.S. Interests, Top Official Says. Here's What's Being Done About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is a threat to Ame...

Hanging in the Balance: Stories of Aspiring Americans

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Too many children and families live in fear of losing their loved ones because of our broken immigration system.

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...

Homeland Security Contractor Reports Computer Breach

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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...

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...