Department of Homeland Security

Officials Issue Hypothermia Alert in D.C., Freeze ExpectedThe Department of Homeland Security has activated a hypothermia alert for the D.C. area as temperatures drop Sunday night.
Security Expert: American Trains Vulnerable To 'Lone Wolf' Terror AttackFormer FBI official tells CBS News passenger trains are at risk from a single attacker who may have sympathies for terror groups.
TSA Agents Fail To Detect Banned Weapons In 95 Percent Of Screening TestsDepartment of Homeland Security investigators managed to sneak mock explosives and banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at the country’s busiest airports.
DHS Deputy To Face Foreign-Investor Favoritism AllegationsHomeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been defending himself against allegations he used his previous government post to provide preferential treatment to the politically connected before he was promoted to the agency's No. 2 position.
Watchdog: Homeland Security Official Broke No Laws In Visa Cases Tied To DemsA senior Obama administration official did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday.
Congress Tries 1-Week Bill To Keep Homeland Security Open
Boehner Tells Senate Dems To 'Get Off Their Ass' Passing Immigration BillHouse Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says the House “has done its job” to fund the Department of Homeland Security by passing a bill to the Senate that de-funds a series of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration that Republicans have deemed “unconstitutional.”
Homeland Security Announces New Security Measures Following Paris AttacksSecretary Jeh Johnson announced several new security measures for the U.S. Monday in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris.
New Profiling Guidelines Won't Affect Border StopsNew racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.
Report: Border Patrol Homes Cost Nearly $700,000 EachThe federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.
Border Patrol Agent: DHS Directing 'Backdoor Amnesty' For Illegal ImmigrantsThe spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 says that “backdoor amnesty” of illegal aliens coming through the southern border is controlled from the highest officials at the Department of Homeland Security.
WH Press Secretary: 'We're Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait' For Congress To Pass Immigration LawsFrustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.
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