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Napolitano Says Cuts Won't Affect Border

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a new congressional budget should ease the need to furlough or cut overtime hours fo...

Elise Foley

Solitary Confinement Report Puts Immigration Advocates In Tough Spot | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a long-simmering tension between President Barack Obama's administration and immigrant rights advocates, who support his views, ...

Elise Foley

Napolitano Argues Against Key Immigration Reform Element | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Tuesday that tying green cards to immigration reform would be counterproductive, th...

Elise Foley

Immigration Officials To Review Solitary Confinement Policies After NYT Report | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that immigration officials will go back and look at their policies after The N...

White Sox, Bulls Chairman Starts Security Firm With Former Secret Service Director

Andrew Becker | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Bulls is going into the global security business with an eclectic and controversial group of partners tied to the Obama administration, documents and interviews show.

Official Acknowledges Release Of Thousands Of Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Obama administration contradicted itself Thursday, acknowledging to Congress that it...

Homeland Security Approves Their Right to Search and Seize Your Electronics Without Suspicion

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution already provides us with protection against unreasonable search and seizures for people in their "persons, houses, papers, and effects" -- is it time that we add "data" to this list?

Napolitiano: Sequestration Already Causing Airport Delays

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays in customs ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Agency Releases Detainees As Spending Cuts Loom | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement released some people from immigrant detention facilities across the country on Monday in response to...

Reading the Pictures: The Border Fence: Still Everybody's Dog Whistle

Michael Shaw | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2013-02-21-ScreenShot20130221at7.21.43AM.pngPlain and simple, scenes of the border, the fencing of the border and the securing of the border remain the dog whistle of the immigration debate.

Napolitano Denies Knowledge Of Intern Scandal

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she was unaware of an immigration case...

Obama Official Touts 'Incredible' Spending On Border

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By ELIOTT SPAGAT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Mexico border Monday to trumpet i...

Janet Napolitano Defends Arrest Of Immigrant Activist's Mother

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded on Tuesday to allegations that the agency targeted an undocumented immigrant's fa...

Obama Cabinet Member Staying On

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama's second-term cabinet continues to take shape, add Secretary Of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's name to the list of tho...

What's With the Latest Immigration Reprieve?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Some unauthorized immigrants who are in the process of obtaining visas for permanent residency can now expect shorter separation from American family members.

Napolitano Speaks Out On 'Senseless Tragedy'

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expressing condolences to families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting. ...

Matt Sledge

Terrorism Agency A Federal 'Pre-Crime' Squad | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

An obscure counterterrorism agency now has access to an array of data on ordinary Americans so vast and with so few restrictions that critics are like...

Elise Foley

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocument...

Gay Binational Couples Need More Than Discretion

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Now, if President Obama is re-elected, he can issue an executive order recognizing legally married same-gender couples, granting them immigration and other benefits. Judging from the past four years though, the chances of this happening are slim to none.

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples To Be Officially Considered Families In Deportation Decisions | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she will instruct immigration agents to consider same-sex ...

Obama Administration Official Resigns Amid Misconduct Claims

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturd...

Michelangelo Signorile

Amid Lesbian Rumors, Geraldo Rivera Suggests DHS And Janet Napolitano, 'Tell People Who They Are' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Geraldo Rivera, who last week raised questions about a "lesbian cabal" and "same-sex takeover" at the Department of Homeland Security, went further Mo...

Elise Foley

Immigration Agents Sue Federal Government Over Deferred Action | Elise Foley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona immigration law author and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is representing 10 immigration agents in a lawsuit filed Thursd...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Congressman Revives Report Warning Of Right-Wing Extremism | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been almost two years since Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, watched conservati...

Andrea Stone

'Politics' Prevented Sikh Attack Warning, Says Analyst Who Warned Of Right-Wing Terrorism | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Department of Homeland security analyst who left the government after conservatives pummeled his report warning of right-wing e...