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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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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...

Eliseo Medina Is No Champion of Immigration Reform -- But He Could Be

Cesar Vargas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Where is the Eliseo that urged the AFL-CIO, despite their (unsubstantiated) concern that immigrants take workers' jobs, to adopt the position of legal status for undocumented immigrants as a tenet of its platform? We need that Eliseo Medina. 

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary Faces Attacks From House GOP Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may have thought its delay of a deportation review earlier this week would win it some goodwill with House Repu...

Elise Foley

DHS Wants 'Fresh Start' For Reviled Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted on Thursday that a controversial program that helps the government find undocumented immi...

Jeh Johnson: 'Very Controversial' Deportation Policy Up For Review

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who's conducting a politically charged review of the nation's deportation policy, said Th...

Drone Lawyer: Kill a 16 Year-Old, Get a Promotion

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Should someone who has done such immense damage to the rule of law and our moral sensibilities be awarded with a judgeship on the First Circuit Court?

Elise Foley

Law Enforcement Officials Expect 'Reboot' Of Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are anticipating a "reboot" of a controversial immigration enforcement program that has face...

Stop Devastating Latino Families With Senseless Deportations and Pass Immigration Bill This Year

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.

DHS Head Meets With Groups That Want To Deport People At Random

Politico | Seung Min Kim | Posted 05.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson isn’t meeting just with immigration reform proponents during his deportation review. Johnson – who is e...