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AP: Menendez Employed Illegal Immigrant Who Was Registered Sex Offender

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Napolitano: ‘We Need To Make It Easier For Companies To Share’ Info With Homeland

On the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the federal government and the private sector must improve the way they share information to help prevent and respond to cyber threats.


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Accepting Work Permit Applications From Illegal Immigrants

Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits.


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New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level

The department of homeland security now has a scanner that could scan a person at a distance and grab details that wouldn’t be possible without a full search.


Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.


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Key House Figure Refuses Meeting With Prostitute

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is refusing to meet with a Colombian prostitute involved in the U.S. Secret Service scandal.


TSA Officer Beatriz Thompson processes airline passengers luggage thru an X-Ray machine at Dulles Airport in Virginia on Aug. 11, 2006. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: No Need To Change Airport Security Procedures Despite Bomb Plot

Despite the discovery of a sophisticated new al-Qaeda airline bomb plot, congressional and security officials suggested no immediate need Tuesday to change airport security procedures, which already subject shoeless passengers to intrusive pat-downs and body scans.


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Key Police Officials In DC Return From Israel Trip

Two top police officials from the nation’s capital have returned from a homeland security-inspired trip to Israel, where they say they got a first-hand look at how police and the public respond to security threats and disasters.


Counterfeit Viagra allegedly seized prior to Lee's arrest. (credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Korean Faces Hard Time For Allegedly Smuggling Fake Erection Pills Into US

A former Korean law enforcement agent aroused the suspicion of federal agents when he allegedly tried to sneak a golf bag full of fake erectile dysfunction pills into the country.


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks during a joint press conference with Mexican Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire in Mexico City, on Feb. 27, 2012. (credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Security To Have Immigrant Exit Tracking System Ready Within ‘Weeks’

The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its plan for a biometric data system to track when immigrants leave the United States and will present it to Congress within “weeks,” a top department official told a House Homeland Security subcommittee Tuesday.