Homeland Security

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.  (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

White House Won’t Say Publicly How Many Illegal Immigrant Families Have Been Released Into US

The Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months –€” and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.

06/24/2014

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to the news media after voting in the Republican presidential primary on Feb. 28, 2012 in Glendale, Ariz. (credit: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Brewer Spokesman: Conditions At Center Holding Immigrant Children Dire

Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.

06/08/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Won’t Deport German Home-School Family After They Lost Asylum Bid

An attorney for a German couple who lost their bid for U.S. asylum in order to home-school their seven children says deportation proceedings against the family have been deferred indefinitely.

03/05/2014

File photo of handcuffed prisoner. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Crime Museum Opens Exhibit With Immigration Agency

The Crime Museum in Washington is opening a new exhibit with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency about the work behind homeland security.

03/05/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Gary Williams/Getty Images)

$12M Homeland Security Drone Crashes Off Southern Calif. Coast

A Homeland Security Department drone has crashed off the coast of Southern California.

01/28/2014

About 3,000 TSA agents are specially trained to spot suspicious behavior. (Getty Images)

Report: TSA Behavioral Screening Program Deeply Flawed

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A Congressional report is questioning the efficacy of one of the Transportation Security Administration’s centerpiece programs. Since 2007, he TSA has spent nearly a billion dollars training officers to pick out bad […]

11/14/2013

File photo of The Department of Homeland Security main complex in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Employees Abusing Overtime Cost Gov’t Millions

Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according to an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday to the president and Congress.

10/31/2013

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For Employees

Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.

10/31/2013

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.

10/20/2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives her farewell speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Napolitano: US Will ‘Face A Major Cyber Event That Will Have A Serious Effect On Our Lives’

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her agency’s flexibility and agility have prepared it to respond to disasters and terror attacks alike.

08/27/2013

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