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TSA Agents Fail To Detect Banned Weapons In 95 Percent Of Screening Tests

Department 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.

06/01/2015

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DHS Deputy To Face Foreign-Investor Favoritism Allegations

Homeland 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.

04/30/2015

Alejandro Mayorkas

Watchdog: Homeland Security Official Broke No Laws In Visa Cases Tied To Dems

A 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.

03/26/2015

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Congress Tries 1-Week Bill To Keep Homeland Security Open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation […]

02/27/2015

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Boehner Tells Senate Dems To ‘Get Off Their Ass’ Passing Immigration Bill

House 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.”

02/11/2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Announces New Security Measures Following Paris Attacks

Secretary Jeh Johnson announced several new security measures for the U.S. Monday in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris.

01/12/2015

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New Profiling Guidelines Won’t Affect Border Stops

New 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.

12/06/2014

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Report: Border Patrol Homes Cost Nearly $700,000 Each

The 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.

09/12/2014

The 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.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent: DHS Directing ‘Backdoor Amnesty’ For Illegal Immigrants

The 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.

07/03/2014

Frustrated 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. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WH Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait’ For Congress To Pass Immigration Laws

Frustrated 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.

06/26/2014

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