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Elise Foley

House Dems Call Again For Immigration Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- More than 80 House Democrats called Wednesday for the government to officially state that same-sex relationships would be considered in...

Andrea Stone

Drone Bill Would Safeguard Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police would be required to get a warrant to use drones for certain types of surveillance under legislation introduced on Capitol Hill o...

Federal Office May Have Saved Less on Training Than It Claimed

Andrew Becker | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

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.

DHS: Deportation Proposal Could Cost $585 Million

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, undocumented immigrants who otherwise could be depor...

House Subcommittee Plans Hearing to Examine Homeland Security watchdog

Andrew Becker | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

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.

Elise Foley

Louie Gohmert: 'You See Me Hugging Muslims Around The World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), one of five House Republicans who claimed the Muslim Brotherhood may have infiltrated the government, prom...

Raising Arizona: Supreme Court's Immigration Decision Creates More Questions Than It Answers

Ginny Sloan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Perhaps more than anything, the immediate aftermath of Arizona highlights the host of difficult questions around state and local immigration enforcement that the Supreme Court didn't answer.

Elise Foley

Steve King To Janet Napolitano: See You In Litigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thanked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Thursday for making her first appearance bef...

Andrea Stone

Muslim Radicalization Feud Ongoing In Hearing Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest hearing in a series designed to explore the roots of Islamist terrorism appeared to advance the ball little Wednesday as a co...

Andrea Stone

Peter King Plans Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has scheduled a fifth hearing on radicalization within the Muslim-American comm...

Elise Foley

House GOP Votes To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approv...

House Passes Homeland Security Spending Bill With Anti-Abortion Rider

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security spending bill approved by the GOP-led House on Thursday includes a provision to bar Immigration and Customs En...

Elise Foley

D.C. Resists U.S. Immigration Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Homeland Security Secretary Urges Hurricane Plan

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green

MIAMI -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants to make sure Americans are prepared for the start of the Atlantic hurri...

Andrea Stone

DHS Seeks To 'Accelerate' Use Of Drones By Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security has launched a program to "facilitate and accelerate the adoption" of small, unmanned drones by poli...

Andrea Stone

Just In Time For Democratic Convention: 'See Something, 'Say Something' Starts In Charlotte

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security said it is expanding its "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign to Charlotte, N.C., just ...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

Elise Foley

Disappointed Democrats Fight Obama On Immigration -- And Campaign For Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics on immigration, was sitting at dinner with his family a...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney's Homeland Security Record In Massachusetts: Everyone A Suspect

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts as the man who saved the 2002 winter Olympics. While much of his focus had been on righting the games in...

Andrea Stone

Europeans Hold Nose, Agree To Air Passenger Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after the formal expiration of a controversial Bush-era pact requiring air passenger data be handed over to the U.S. Departmen...

Gerry Smith

'Extremely Partisan' GOP Impeding Progress On Cybersecurity Bill, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

As the House prepares to vote next week on landmark legislation to protect the nation's computer systems, Republicans have stripped a key provision fr...

Elise Foley

Homeland Security Didn't Mean To Deceive Communities -- But Did, Inspector Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began an immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, designed to find ...

Agency's Awards Program Wildly Overspent

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration developed an employee awards program that spent more than $438,000 over four years, far exceedi...

Homeland Security Office Accused of Faking Reports on Internal Investigations

Andrew Becker | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's watchdog agency is in turmoil amid allegations that its agents in Texas were told to falsify reports ahead of an office inspection last fall, according to an internal email and interviews.

Elise Foley

Thousands Arrested In Immigration Operation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans accuse the Obama administration of shirking its responsibilities on immigration enforcement, the agency responsible for i...