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Homeland Security Secretary Talks Airline Threat

The Secretary of the Homeland Security Department said Thursday that a warning to airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes was a routine advisory issued in response to the latest intelligence.


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks.  (credit:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)

New Details In How The Feds Take Laptops At Border

Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department’s practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge’s approval.


The public housing development where Zeituni Onyango, 56, a native of Kenya, has since January resided stands on Flaherty Way on Nov. 2, 2008 in Boston, Mass. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Employee Admits He Revealed Days Before Election Obama’s Aunt Was Living In US Illegally

A Homeland Security Department employee has acknowledged that he disclosed to The Associated Press days before the 2008 election that President Barack Obama’s aunt was living in the U.S. illegally and said he did not reveal the information for political reasons.


U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Grants Amnesty For 9 Mexican Immigrants Who Lived In US Illegally

The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies.


Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, listens to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during a news conference on immigration reform on April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio Looks To Sell Conservative Lawmakers On Immigration Legislation

Senate debate on a far-reaching immigration bill is becoming a test of Sen. Marco Rubio’s influence over fellow Republicans as the Florida conservative works to sell GOP lawmakers on landmark legislation that also may help determine the fate of his presidential ambitions.


File photo of U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DHS Released Over 2,000 Immigrants

The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.


File photo of Sen. Robert Menendez. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Menendez Emails Sought To Aid Donor’s Firm

Emails between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Homeland Security Department describe efforts by his staff in January to thwart U.S. donations of cargo-screening equipment to the government of the Dominican Republic. Donated equipment could have jeopardized a port security contract benefiting a close Menendez associate and fundraiser.


President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, Calif., on July 23, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration’s Illegal Immigration Plan Could Cost Nearly $600 Million

The Obama administration’s new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost the government more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.