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Senate Republicans still searching for escape hatch on House's anti-immigrant bill to fund DHS

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas Senate Republicans are still looking for a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security by the Feb. 27 deadline after the House GOP sent them a bill that was so anti-immigrant it was DOA in the Senate. But...Show More Summary

As always, we’re in the best of hands

The Supreme Court today handed down a ruling in Dept of Homeland Security v. MacLean, essentially overruling the firing of an Air Marshal. The marshal had been briefed on a highjacking alert... and then told that, to save money, DHS...

Supreme Court Rules for Federal Whistleblower in Homeland Security Case

3 days agoNews : Reason

In 2003 a federal air marshall named Robert J. MacLean alerted a reporter at MSNBC about the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) cost-cutting decision to remove all air marshals from overnight flights originating in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

This Bill Is Mandating Perfect Border Security, Using Your Tax Dollars, Without a Plan.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, last year proposed a logical approach to border security: In rejecting measures to put the "cart" of border spending before the "horse" of measuring what resources are...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman to Obama: Deport Immigrants or We'll Shut You Down

Would the Republican-controlled Congress shut down the Department of Homeland Security to halt Obama's program delaying deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens? Colorado's own Rep. Ken Buck would do it. Last...Show More Summary

House Immigration Bill Falls Far Short

(John Hinderaker) Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee will take up H.R.399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, which I take it has the support of House GOP leadership. Sadly, the bill will do little to solve our illegal immigration crisis. Show More Summary

Homeland Security chief blasts GOP threat to defund department

Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday condemned the House’s effort to defund President Obama’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying that amid terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere,...Show More Summary

Homeland Security sees results focusing on riskiest travelers

Jeh Johnson says focusing on high-risk fliers is working, and says 'pre-clearance' may expand.        

Homeland Security to address weaknesses in visa waiver program

Can terrorists take advantage of the visa waiver program and enter the U.S. through "friendly" countries? Continue reading ? The post Homeland Security to address weaknesses in visa waiver program appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House Republican anti-immigrant measures a 'nightmare' for GOP 2016 hopefuls

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney onboard Romney's 2012 campaign plane. When Republican lawmakers in the House passed sweeping anti-immigrant measures in the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, they immediately introduced...Show More Summary

Virtual policing comes to Miami

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

25 cameras soon to become 250 -- and that's just the start in program funded by Homeland Security

Immigration Not the Only Issue for Homeland Security Lobby

As the Department of Homeland Security funding bill seems all but dead due to GOP attempts to roll back the president’s actions on immigration, a variety of interested parties that have little to do with border policy are left hanging on the sidelines. The House passed the 2015 bill Wednesday, along with a series of…

Fireworks in Silk Road trial as defense implicates Mt. Gox CEO, who denies involvement

The now three-day-old trial against accused Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht began to resemble a Hollywood thriller yesterday as Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Jared Deryeghiayan took the witness stand and revealed that the government strongly suspected former Mt. Show More Summary

House's over-the-top anti-immigrant bill already pushing Senate Republicans to the brink

House Republicans have already backed Senate Republicans into a corner with their drastic anti-immigrant bill. The problem is, that bill was supposed to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But Senate Republicans can't find a Democrat...Show More Summary

Why These Republicans Rejected House Members’ Extreme Anti-Immigrant Agenda

“I don’t believe this is the right place to have the immigration debate. We are overreaching into an area that goes above and beyond what we’re trying to accomplish with the Homeland Security bill," Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) said. The post Why These Republicans Rejected House Members’ Extreme Anti-Immigrant Agenda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Secret Service Feeling Pretty Good About Vulnerable White House Fence

The Secret Service demoted four execs this week, but according to the New York Times, the agency still hasn't gotten around to securing the White House fence, which the Department of Homeland Security has deemed "one of the biggest dangers to the president's security." Read more...

House Votes to Restore Constitution

(John Hinderaker) Following up on promises made during last year’s lame duck session, the House voted today to fund the Department of Homeland Security, and to prohibit spending to further President Obama’s illegal orders on immigration. Show More Summary

House GOP Votes to Deport Children of Illegal Immigrants

In the US House of Representatives Wednesday morning, legislators from both parties debated amendments to the Department of Homeland Security funding bill that would undercut President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which the President has already promised to veto. Show More Summary

How A Homeland Security Officer Busted The Web's Biggest Illegal Marketplace

The trial of the alleged mastermind behind the world's biggest online drugs marketplace continued Wednesday with testimony from a Homeland Security agent who went undercover to bring down the site back in 2012. Ross Ulbricht, 30, isShow More Summary

Two House Democrats vote with GOP to pass anti-immigrant bill funding DHS

Speaker John Boehner's $40 billion anti-immigrant bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security got a thumbs up from two House Democrats: Brad Ashford (D-NE) and Collin Peterson (D-MN). In his first floor speech of the year, Ashford...Show More Summary

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