Stories tagged: Department of Homeland Security
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Federal “extreme vetting” plan castigated by tech experts
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be “inaccurate and …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Democrats want DHS nominee to return to Senate panel for more questioning
Five Democratic senators say they want to hold an additional confirmation hearing for Kirstjen Nielsen, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, citing a Washington Post …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Immigrants from Central America, Haiti await DHS announcement on protected status
An announcement expected Monday from the Department of Homeland Security will determine the fate of some 57,000 Hondurans and 2,500 Nicaraguans who have been living in the United States under …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts
The Department of Homeland Security has notified two states – California and Wisconsin – that Russian hackers attempted to scan networks other than their election systems in the run-up to …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Proposed face scans for Americans flying abroad stir privacy issues
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been required by law since 2004 to submit biometric …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Milwaukee County sheriff not joining DHS, after all
The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Spokane Police investigate Homeland Security contractor for alleged rape and burglary
Spokane Police detectives are investigating a contractor who provides security for the Department of Homeland Security, who is suspected of flashing his badge, then knocking a woman unconscious and raping …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension
With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Under Homeland Security plan, parents of children smuggled into U.S. could be prosecuted
WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has drafted new orders to agency heads that would considerably expand the number of immigrants who can be detained and deported …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Microsoft asks for exception to Trump travel ban for workers, students
Microsoft on Thursday asked the U.S. government to carve out exceptions to President Trump’s U.S. entry ban for people with visas sponsored by companies or academic institutions.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Trump picks retired Marine Gen. John Kelly for homeland security chief
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Deportation process is un-American
Although some people believe that immigrants who commit any crime deserve deportation – regardless of their status or how long they’ve lived here – anyone who values American ideals of …
Sat., July 2, 2016
U.S. places hurdles in front of asylum seekers, lawsuit say
Lawyers representing four asylum seekers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the U.S. government places hurdles in front of people who try to file asylum applications.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Stolen government SUV recovered in North Spokane
A Department of Homeland Security SUV was stolen early Tuesday morning from a federal facility in north Spokane.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 3:50 p.m.
House votes for more security checks on Syrian refugees
Syrian and Iraqi refugees would need extra checks from FBI and others to enter country under House plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
Inadvertently released DHS email reveals ongoing profiling near the border
An internal email from a Department of Homeland Security lawyer is raising questions about the ongoing use of ethnic profiling by local police against immigrants, despite an Obama administration effort …
Sat., March 7, 2015
Rally challenges ban on firearms at courthouse plaza
Gun-rights activists defied a federal ban on firearms in the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse plaza in downtown Spokane on Friday, but no arrests were made. The rally, prompted by …
Fri., March 6, 2015, 11:34 a.m.
Gun activists defy federal firearms ban
Gun-rights activists openly defied a federal ban on firearms in the U.S. Courthouse plaza in downtown Spokane today but no arrests were immediately made.
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, 8:01 a.m.
Face recognition video test at Kennewick arena
KENNEWICK — Face recognition technology will be tested at a hockey game next week at an arena in Kennewick.
Fri., July 12, 2013, 8:26 a.m.
Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano resigning
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head …
Wed., April 14, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
GOP: Border Patrol should control federal lands
A group of House Republicans say Border Patrol agents should be granted direct control over U.S. borders, even on federal lands managed by other agencies.
Tue., March 10, 2009
Former security chief drops appeal of firing
The region’s fired Homeland Security coordinator, who was scheduled to fight his termination Monday before the Spokane County Civil Service Commission, has withdrawn that appeal, officials say, finalizing his termination. …