Stories tagged: Department of Homeland Security
UPDATED: SATURDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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. …