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Elise Foley

Congressmen Urge DHS To Adopt Rape-Prevention Rules | Elise Foley | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of House members is urging the Obama administration this week to apply the same rape-prevention measures to immigrant...

Andrea Stone

Europeans Arm-Twist U.S. To Increase Privacy For Air Travelers | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new agreement between the United States and the European Union that will tighten privacy protections for sharing air passenger data is...

Joaquin Luna's Unfinished Blueprint

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Who was this Joaquin, and why is he the subject of conversation, especially amongst immigrant rights advocates who ask ourselves if we could have done something to prevent his suicide? The answers do not come easily.

Elise Foley

Steve King Asks Witness About How He Came To The U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mex...

Andrea Stone

Counterterrorism Czar Resists Muslim Labels, As Critics Say Right-Wing Threat Looms Larger | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's point man working to counter homegrown violent extremism and defend communities from terrorist attacks isn't in...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Fights DOMA To Stay Together In U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizen Kelli Ryan and Lucy Truman, a citizen of the United Kingdom, have been together for a decade and legally married in the Uni...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Move Forward With Subpoena Effort On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deport...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery, Family Says | Elise Foley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Balal Parveez, a 22-year-old born in Pakistan, underwent a chest surgery on Thursday. No family members were there to comfort him afterw...

Elise Foley

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

Elise Foley

Who's To Blame For Obama's Immigration Policies? | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the beginning of his administration, immigration reform has been a sensitive issue for President Barack Obama. As the disappointme...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

Rep. Gutiérrez: "Alabama is fertile ground for implementing the discretion policy in prioritizing deportations"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

As Latinos and as immigrants, the first thing we have to do is thank all the members of the NAACP who gave their lives so that one day we would have a Civil Rights Act and a Voting Rights Act, and ask that as an institution they defend our people, as we will do for them.

"I was scared for my life": Trapped in Detention With a Mental Disability

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

Trying to fix the regulations misses the point; people with mental disabilities should not be in removal proceedings in the first place.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 180 sexual abuse complaints have been reported in immigration detention centers since 2007, according to government documents ...

Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

For the last fifteen years, IIRIRA has filled detention beds, fueled a booming business industry, and torn men and women from their families and communities, with no clear gains to public safety. After years of wasted taxpayer dollars and ruined lives, we need to end mandatory detention and deportation.

Refugees, Hairdressers, and Homeland Security

Mark Hetfield | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Mark Hetfield

DHS asserts it has the legal authority to rely on secret evidence to revoke refugee status overseas and throw refugees back into danger.

Strength and Security Through an Engaged, Resilient Public

Michael Chertoff | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Michael Chertoff

Civic engagement gave birth to this country and guided it through serious challenges throughout its history. Whether confronting natural disasters or the terrorist threat, communities that come together to prepare and respond to challenges are a fundamental source of our nation's strength.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Effort 'Got Off To A Bad Start' | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted on Wednesday that there had been major missteps in rolling out Secure Communities,...

Conservative Hypocrisy. Big Government Is Fine if We're Afraid

David Ropeik | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Two recent events in Texas illustrate how another emotion, fear, has much more influence on our views about how much government is too much.

Andrea Stone

Crisis Confusion Reigns In Capital 10 Years After 9/11 With 'No One In Charge' | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of W...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

Aurelia Fierros

WATCH: Mentally Impaired Man Awaits His Fate In Deportation Trial | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn hi...

Dan Froomkin

9/11 Attacks Led To Half-Trillion-Dollar Homeland Security Spending Binge | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In July, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly scuttled a multi-billion dollar program to install high-tech radiation detecto...

Gerry Smith

'Cyber 9/11': Serious Risk Or Inflated Threat? | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, many lawmakers and intelligence officials say they fear the next such attack could be triggered with the click o...

President Obama's Very Legal Move on Immigration

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

DHS's recent announcement on enforcement priorities suggests that the agency, along with the Department of Justice, is serious about trying to target those persons who pose a threat to public safety.