Stories tagged: Homeland Security
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban
Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Homeland nominee questions human role in climate change
President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Trump expected to nominate Kelly deputy as next DHS head
President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Homeland Security now says Wisconsin elections not targeted
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reversed course Tuesday and told Wisconsin officials that the Russian government did not scan the state’s voter registration system.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Border security is tougher than ever, Department of Homeland Security report finds
Sneaking across the U.S. border from Mexico is tougher than ever before, and U.S. agents are catching or stopping the majority of those who attempt to do so, according to …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Call for police brutality is no joke
Trump’s calls for violence are no joke, and people across the political spectrum should demand an end to his violent rhetoric.
Sat., July 29, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
John Kelly, Trump’s new chief of staff, ‘won’t suffer idiots and fools’
Twelve days after Donald Trump’s election victory, the president-elect asked John Kelly to meet with him at the stately Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to discuss the …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
U.S. ends airline laptop ban as new security measures make the electronics OK to carry on
New security measures added at international airports now allow laptop computers, tablets and other large electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to the U.S.
U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Border officers find more than 53 pounds of meth in vehicle
Authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 53 pounds at the border in Blaine, Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Spokane Valley man gets five years for possession of child pornography
65-year-old Spokane Valley man was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography.
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., April 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican
A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
DHS chief Kelly slams Congress: ‘Shut up’ or change law
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly offered a strong defense Tuesday of the Trump administration’s actions falling under the department’s umbrella, challenging lawmakers who don’t like its enforcement actions to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families
Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away
The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it’s “deeply troubling” that lawyers …
Sat., March 18, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions. Murray, in his annual …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site
The Idaho secretary of state says a federal agency may have tried to hack the state’s election website around the date of the presidential election without notifying Idaho officials in …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
U.S. officials stop vetting Nauru refugees for resettlement
U.S. officials stopped screening refugees held on Nauru for potential resettlement in the United States this week but will return to the Pacific atoll to continue working toward a deal …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Homeland Security secretary says a border wall won’t be built all at once
The nation’s top Homeland Security official portrayed himself Tuesday as a steward of President Donald Trump’s vision for border security as he laid out a path to fruition for some …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
Trump taps Bossert as homeland security aide
President-elect Donald Trump is tapping an experienced national security adviser to serve as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Georgia accuses U.S. of trying to hack its election systems
The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems
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 …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 7 a.m.
Barely half of illegal border crossers caught, Homeland Security report shows
Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Homeland Security chief pledges Louisiana aid amid floods
After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation’s Homeland Security secretary is pledging that the federal government “will be here as long as it takes to help this community …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
U.S. officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention
WASHINGTON – U.S. national security officials said Thursday they’re concerned about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines
U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their …