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DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Talks Homeland Security, ISIS, and Immigration

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Aspen Institute

The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Accordingly, counter terrorism has always lain at the heart of the Department's mission. But in the years since, both the enemies the U.S. fights and the way we fight have changed dramatically.

Jeh Johnson Admits He Made A Mistake In Using Gmail On Work Computer

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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More Than 2,000 Central Americans Applied For Refugee Status To Come To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

U.S. officials created the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program to discourage children from taking the dangerous trip through Mexic...

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 fed...

Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

TSA Head Reassigned After Agency Fails Undercover Security Tests

AP | LOU KESTEN | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed...

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

Roque Planas

Homeland Security Is Having Trouble Getting Immigrants To Trust It

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with immigrant rights groups in Brooklyn, where he urged them to work w...

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

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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...