In an effort to boost tourism from emerging economies, an executive order this year aimed to increase visa approvals from Brazil. International travel stimulates the American economy, but hopefully not at the expense of our homeland security.
Eleven years later, it's as visceral as ever. The sound, the smell, the fear -- it'll never leave me. But what also won't is the overwhelming feeling of pride I had in my country following the attacks.
Monday, June 19th I have breakfast downstairs in the hotel's Raffles coffee shop, with Bob Michel of my publisher Hachette. He's responsible for int...
In the latest sign of trouble for the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, the watchdog agency removed five oversight reports from its website last week pending an internal review of a possible conflict of interest involving the wife of the office's top official.
Our language has been the rhetoric of fighting disease, fighting crime, fighting terrorists, fighting debt, fighting illegals and fighting drugs. We are thus engaged in the politics of protection. We have focused on averting disaster, on not losing what we have.
The TSA relies on the work of unwitting accomplices like pollsters who ask irresponsible questions and tourists who offer uninformed answers to a survey. Without them, convincing the flying public that these allegedly unconstitutional airport searches are for their own good, would be considerably more difficult.
The movements of half a century ago for civil rights and against the Vietnam War -- at once nonviolent and assertively political -- should have taught us that such an America is worth fighting for.
It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.
President Obama and candidate Romney should have the guts to talk about gun control issue now, and blowhards like Chris Christie should at least have the courage to keep his big mouth shut.
The difference between public statements and internal documents has raised concerns among agents inside the beleaguered Homeland Security Department, which will be the focus of a planned House subcommittee hearing next month.
The war on drugs is a conflict that generates so many ripples that the immigration judges in this country tend to reject the political asylum petitions because, according to them, the origin of the threat and the persecution is not clear.
A U.S. House subcommittee plans to hold a hearing next month to examine the Department of Homeland Security's troubled watchdog office, according to letters sent to prospective witnesses last week.
The very same drone technology deployed around the world is currently circling in the skies over our heads. It's worth considering how the proliferation of drones domestically impacts the very freedoms we hold dear.
So, why was such fanfare made of this two year provision? Was it the EAD? Was this election year politics? Is this a peace offering by President Obama for not tackling promised immigration reform during his first two years in office?
A pilotless aircraft may have awed the failed migrants, but such success stories about U.S. Customs and Border Protection's quarter-billion-dollar drone program come in short supply, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report released Monday.
We know commercial aviation is an indispensable pillar of the national and global economy and a symbol of freedom. That's why it's been a focus of terrorists for decades before 9/11 and in the years since -- and will be for the foreseeable future.