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Jeh Johnson

U.S. Tightens Screening Of Airport Workers After Gun Arrest

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. airport workers will be subject to extra security screening under new rules prompted by the arrest of a baggag...

Elise Foley

Days Before DHS Funding Runs Out, The Post-Shutdown Debate Is Heating Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TSA agents would remain in airports, patrol agents would still be manning the border and Coast Guard officers would continue monitoring ...

Jeh Johnson: Congress Standoff Over DHS Funding Is 'Bizarre And Absurd'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson lashed out at Congress for failing to reach an agreement to fund his department. "It's bizarre and absurd ...

Zach Carter

Jeh Johnson Agrees With Obama's Refusal To Call ISIS 'Radical Islam'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Sunday reiterated President Barack Obama's contention that the Islamic State should not be...

Mollie Reilly

Judge Blocks Obama Administration From Detaining Asylum-Seekers As Immigration Deterrent

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a preliminary injunction Friday blocking the Obama administration from detaining individuals seeking asylum ...

Sam Stein

Homeland Security Chief Says 30,000 Will Be Furloughed If Department Shuts Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that he would have to furlough at least 30,000 workers if Congress does not agree...

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...

Visitors Honor MLK At His Memorial Site In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

As events across the nation honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his nationally recognized holiday, admirers and activists celebrating King’s legacy...

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?

Christine Conetta

House Republicans Criticize President Obama's ‘Unconstitutional' Actions On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Christine Conetta | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are not pleased with President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration, and they devoted two hearings and several hou...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Plots A Way Around A Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped back on Tuesday from an immediate confrontation with President Barack Obama over immigration...

The New Defense Secretary and Guantanamo Bay

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

When President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joseph Biden at the side of the stage, announced the resignation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary on November 24, it came as a surprise to many people in the Washington, DC area.

U.S. Imposes Enhanced Security At Federal Buildings Due To Terror Threats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday that he was enhancing security at key government buildings across the country as a precautio...

Psst! Fox News, Listen Up: There Are No Terrorists Crossing the Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

With elections looming and ISIS on the move, there's been a lot of somewhat predictable talk of terrorists slipping into the country through our "sieve" of a southern border. I'm waiting for the Ebola outbreak to become Obama's fault somehow. I mean, he's from Kenya, right? Just kidding.

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

Most Of The People Who Crossed The Southwest Border Illegally Last Year Weren't From Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the last fiscal year, there has been a shift in the nationalities of people apprehended crossing the southwest border: for the firs...

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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Top Intelligence Officials Knock Claim ISIS Is Infiltrating Southern U.S. Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is no evidence to support recent alarmed claims from some lawmakers that agents of the Islamic State are infiltrating the United S...

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...

192 Arrested In Human Trafficking Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdo...

Johnson: 'We Have To Do Right By The Children'

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official said on Sunday the U.S. border is not open to illegal entry into the country, but acknowledged th...

Homeland Security To Implement 'Enhanced Security Measures' At Overseas Airports

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) - The United States will increase security measures at overseas airports that have direct flights to the United States,...

Elise Foley

GOP Congressman Says Obama Should Violate Law And Deport Minors At Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) proposed a solution on Tuesday for dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border: The Obama ad...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary: 'I Am Not Encouraging In Any Way, Shape Or Form Illegal Migration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with conservative attacks that the Obama administration is to blame for a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the bor...