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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, ...

Senate Republicans Object To Spending Bill Over Immigration

AP | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate in...

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

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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 ...

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...

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...

U.S. Heightens Ebola Screenings For Travelers From Mali

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The United States will begin enhanced screening for travelers whose trips started in the African nation of Mali, the U.S. Centers...

Report Alleges Human Rights Abuses at DHS Facilities on the Mexican Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Detainees at short-term Department of Homeland Security facilities in Southern Arizona have faced "a long term pattern of human rights violations" according to a report released today.

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...

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Lack of Courage and Common Sense are Ebola's Greatest Ally

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Seriously -- after all the time that has passed since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa earlier this year, why are guidelines for health care workers only being developed and distributed now?

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.

Gerry Smith

Major Player In Black Market For Stolen iPhones Pleads Guilty

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

A Michigan man whom authorities say was a major player in the underground market for stolen smartphones pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to trafficking stolen iPhones and other devices overseas, where they were sold for as much as $3,000 each.

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...

Happy Halloween From the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Halloween, with its blood and gore, witches and werewolves, is a children's holiday because its horrors are fictional. Republicans have picked up on that theme for their Halloween fear-mongering. Fabricating characters and events to induce terror is just part of the GOP-Halloween scheme.

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 ...

Homeland Security Is A Mess

Ivan Eland | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Hiking DHS's budget would be rewarding abject failure. Instead, the Congress should demand that the department get its act together or be dismembered.

Fear of ISIS Isn't Exaggerated -- It's the Best Way to Defeat Them

Lynda Bekore | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Lynda Bekore

ISIS can be degraded and destroyed, but only if we all fight the urge to think, "Not our problem. It's only happening over there, far away."

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...

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...

The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

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...

Human Smuggling "Crackdown" a Drop in an Ocean of Policy Failure

Laura Weiss | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

This "crackdown" barely addresses this problem, and will do nothing to change the inhumane legal immigration process. Coupled with the vicious drug war, this process forces thousands of people to cross the border in life-threatening, criminal conditions.

WATCH LIVE: WMDs: The Nightmare Scenario

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:45 - 3:45pm MDT (4:45 - 5:45pm EST). One of the few things all of Washington agrees on is that the number one security threat is th...

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...