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  • Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS...

    01/18/2017 2:04:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2017
    Full title: Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS Officials, to Preserve Email Records Sought by Judicial Watch “Specifically, the Court will order the individuals to copy any emails from the relevant time period in any private email accounts that might contain responsive materials onto portable thumb drives, to be kept in the individuals’ personal possessions.” – U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss has ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson and three other top DHS officials to...
  • Stuffing the Bureaucracy at the 11th Hour

    01/16/2017 9:38:31 AM PST · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    On December 31, the Washington Post published: "Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20". this violates an agreement reached between the incoming and outgoing administrations on November 20. It also quotes anonymous sources as confirming that the outgoing administration agreed especially to halt last-minute Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, but did not necessarily agree to provide a list to the incomers that would make it easier to spot violations of the agreement. SES appointments are the top of the federal bureaucracy's hierarchical pyramid. They come in two types: political appointments for those at the...
  • Hillary Clinton criticizes port deal during Miami Beach visit

    02/25/2006 4:12:46 PM PST · by kcvl · 30 replies · 741+ views
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Senator Hillary Clinton says she's pleased the Bush administration and a United Arab Emirates company have agreed to delay the company's takeover of significant operations at six major American ports. But the New York Democrat says she's still opposed to the deal and plans to introduce legislation that would block Dubai Ports World or any other company owned by a foreign government from operating U-S ports. Clinton said critical infrastructure like ports must be operated by the United States, not foreign-owned companies. She made the comments yesterday in an appearance in Miami Beach. Clinton, who is seen...
  • Trump’s team examines records of undocumented immigrants

    01/10/2017 10:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | January 11, 2017
    United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo states that the president-elect’s team is “poking around the agency” for information about recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. President Barack Obama started the programme through an executive action in 2012 as a way for undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements to achieve...
  • Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security to Produce “Preservation Requests” for Email

    01/10/2017 12:54:25 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 2 replies
    Full title. Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security to Produce “Preservation Requests” for Email Records for Secretary Jeh Johnson, Top DHS Officials (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a federal court judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce this week any “preservation requests” for emails sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell. The order from U.S District Court Judge Randolph Moss came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking agency records in the personal email accounts used by the four top...
  • The new narrative: Exposing lies equals sabotage

    01/07/2017 7:59:41 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2017 | J. Marsolo
    On December 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security released a report that is the basis for the claim that the Russians "interfered' with the presidential election.  The report states in relevant part: This Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This document provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and...
  • DHS secretary says Trump could alter 2012 amnesty

    01/06/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that the next administration could reverse his promises and use the information illegal immigrants have voluntarily turned over to the department as part of a 2012 amnesty to now target them for deportation. Mr. Johnson, in an interview with Univision, said he hoped the Trump administration wouldn’t take that stance, but the secretary said there are no legal blocks to doing so. “By its nature, executive action is not legal action, and it can be changed by the next administration,” Mr. Johnson said in the interview, airing Sunday on “Al Punto with Jorge...
  • Trump Tweets: ... the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

    01/06/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    Twitter- @realdonaldtrump ^ | January 6, 2017-3:19AM
    Verified from Twitter: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later! 3:19 AM - 6 Jan 2017 -------------------------------Snip----------------------------------------------- President-elect Donald Trump opened the news agenda this Friday morning with a 3AM tweet about the new border wall referring to it as the "Great Wall" while clarifying what the dishonest media deliberately fails to report. Initially U.S. money will be utilized for the "sake of speed," and later, Mexico will be reimbursing the building cost of the border wall....
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

    01/03/2017 12:40:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 3, 2017
    ‘If the agency officials are permitted to leave their employment while retaining agency records in their personal email accounts, it risks creating a situation comparable to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.’ Hearing Thursday, January 5(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s request that the Department of Homeland Security preserve the emails of Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top officials who used personal email accounts for government business. Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking agency records in...
  • Trump Tells DHS To Prepare For Border Wall Construction

    01/03/2017 11:56:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    A memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which was recently reviewed by Reuters, suggest that the Trump administration plans to hit the ground running on the construction of that U.S.-Mexico border wall when they move into the White House later this month. The memo apparently summarized a meeting held between DHS officials and Trump's transition team on December 5th in which requests were made for an assessment of "all assets available for border wall and barrier construction." In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to...
  • Exclusive: Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

    01/03/2017 10:08:40 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON
    In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction. The team also asked about the department's capacity for expanding immigrant detention and about an aerial surveillance program that was scaled back by the Obama administration but remains popular with immigration hardliners. And it asked whether federal workers have altered biographic information kept by the department about immigrants out of concern for their civil liberties. The requests were made in a Dec. 5 meeting between Trump's transition team...
  • Spicer: Trump has his Own Intel; Obama Adminstration Reports Not 'Gospel'

    01/02/2017 2:09:28 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 2, 2017
    Donald Trump and his team sharpened the divide with the Obama administration on whether Russia executed the cyber-attacks on the White House race and suggested this team might have the better intelligence. “Rushing to judgement on stuff like this is not in anybody’s best interest,” incoming WH Communication Director Sean Spicer said....”Spicer argued that President-elect Trump is not disputing statements from U.S. intelligence officers, just waiting for a final report due later this week that could offer more conclusive evidence... Several U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia was behind the hacking ... President Obama last week punished Russia for the...
  • DHS: No evidence hackers infected Vermont power grid

    01/01/2017 11:16:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Eric Geller
    Federal authorities see no signs that hackers breached Vermont's electric grid using suspected Russian malware that infected a power company's laptop, the Department of Homeland Security said tonight. "While our analysis continues, we currently have no information that indicates that the power grid was penetrated in this cyber incident,” J. Todd Breasseale, DHS's assistant secretary for public affairs, told POLITICO in a statement. The discovery of the malware, first reported Friday by The Washington Post, inspired immediate concern that suspected Russian cyber-assaults against the United States had spread to the electric power supply, one of the nation's most sensitive potential...
  • Grizzly Misstep: Security Experts Call Russia Hacking Report “Poorly Done,” “Fatally Flawed

    12/31/2016 7:56:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Fortune ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | David Z. Morris
    On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a joint report about Russian cyberattacks, titled “Grizzly Steppe.” The report had been expected to lay out more details about intelligence agency’s claims that the Russian government was directly linked to hacks on the DNC and other organizations, but security experts have expressed broad disappointment with the report. Jeffrey Carr, author of Inside Cyber Warfare, wrote on Friday that the report “adds nothing to the call for evidence that the Russian government was responsible” for the campaign hacks. Robert Lee, a former Air Force cyberwarfare officer and cybersecurity fellow...
  • Report: Homeland Security Officials Took Millions in Bribes to 'Look the Other Way' on Drug Cartels

    12/31/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Courtney O'Brien
    A stunning case of corruption inside the Department of Homeland Security was overshadowed by headlines about Russia and Israel this past week. Yet, federal employees accepting millions of dollars in bribes to avoid doing their job, is certainly worth a look. Hundreds of DHS employees have "looked the other way" as drugs crossed the border because cartels have made them offers they can't refuse. Other employees have sold green cards and other documents illegally. More from The New York Times: It was not an isolated case. A review by The New York Times of thousands of court records and...
  • Central Americans continue to surge across U.S. border, new DHS figures show

    12/30/2016 8:57:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30 at 6:05 PM | Abigail Hauslohner
    U.S. officials are grappling with a 15 percent surge in illegal immigration, reflecting continued failures by the Obama administration to deter illegal immigration along the country’s southwestern border. Homeland Security officials apprehended 530,250 illegal immigrants and sent 450,954 people back to their home countries over the 12-month period that ended in September, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. The majority of those apprehended come from Central American countries and include 137,614 families and unaccompanied children, part of an ongoing flight from high crime and violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, which human rights advocates...
  • "Grizzly Steppe" - FBI, DHS Release "Report" On Russian Hacking

    12/29/2016 12:47:10 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 80 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/29/16 | Tyler Durden
    As part of the "evidence" meant to substantiate the unprecedented act of expelling 35 Russian diplomats and locking down two Russian compounds without a major concurrent political or diplomatic incident, or an act of war, and which simply provides an outlets for the Democrats to justify the loss of their candidate in the US presidential election (sorry, Putin did not tell the rust belt how to vote), the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a 13-page "report" on the Russian action done "to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election", i.e., hack it. {..snip..}
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives in DHS

    12/29/2016 1:37:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | December 30, 2016 | Beau T. Fulgracious
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia to cover for the embarrassment of Hillary Clinton's abysmal loss in the Presidential Election November 8, 2016. In addition, the Democrats have lost 1,046 key positions in the upcoming administration and have chosen Russia as their scapegoat. In retaliation, his administration is ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives and 3 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operatives. The latter stand accused of attempts at hacking the Secretary of State Election websites of the states of Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Those are the three states that have publicly recognized potential election security breaches from the...
  • DHS Knew OSU Attacker Was Terror Recruitment Target, Let Him Into The U.S. Anyway

    12/15/2016 10:31:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/15/16 | Peter Hasson
    Department of Homeland Security officials knew Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a possible recruitment target of Islamic terrorists but granted him asylum anyway, along with his mother and six of his siblings, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley revealed in a letter sent Wednesday to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • DHS gives Somali Muslims security briefings and tours of secured areas in airports

    12/18/2016 11:23:52 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2016 | Christine Williams
    It was revealed in August that the DHS gave Somali Muslims special airport security tours because the Somalis felt harassed and profiled; and days ago it came out that the DHS hired Hamas-linked CAIR to train French counter-terrorism officials. Now comes more news from Judicial Watch about this crooked organization that is in charge of public safety: The Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio.Were the Somalis given the tours vetted? How, and by whom? How do these...
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/17/2016 11:54:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit Somali “Community” Given Special Access to Secured Areas of Airports JW Reveals Shocking Details About Mexican Heroin Cartels How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit A tsunami of change is washing over Washington D.C. as a new administration, from a different party, enters the process of transition. For us at Judicial Watch, however, it’s business as usual. As corrupt as the Obama administration has been, we are under no illusion that a new broom sweeps entirely clean. Even before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Trump is under pressure over...
  • Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT) - DHS and CDC software

    12/16/2016 11:44:24 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 1 replies
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security ^ | December 16, 2016 | U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    .... The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Explosives Division (EXD) has a solution. EXD has funded research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to continue development of the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT), a geospatial tool designed to enhance situational awareness, communication, and collaboration during and for security events. This tool was originally funded by the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention to help bomb squads assess impacts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Since its original release, IMPACT has expanded its capabilities to provide tools to assist in active shooter planning, downwind hazards from the...
  • More states confirm cyberattacks sourced to DHS

    12/15/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 63 replies
    WSBTV News ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | Aaron Diamant
    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Aaron Diamant has learned two more states’ election agencies have confirmed cyberattacks linked to the same U.S. Department of Homeland Security IP address as last month’s massive attack in Georgia. In the past week, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has confirmed 10 separate cyberattacks on its network were traced back to DHS addresses. In an exclusive interview, Secretary of State Brian Kemp confirmed the attacks of different levels on his agency’s network over the last 10 months. He said they all traced back to DHS internet provider addresses. "We're being told something that...
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...
  • President (already) Trump's Generals, and the Real 'Fake News' [radio]

    12/11/2016 7:04:58 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 10, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Trump and his Generals Our Media: The Real ‘Fake News’ LIVE Saturday (12/10) 8 AM EST With his nomination of General John Kelly (Ret.) to head the Department of Homeland Security, Donald Trump has added a third retired general to his would-be cabinet. Already the left is claiming that Trump is forming a military dictatorship of some sort. But their predictable crowing aside, our country today needs firm, experienced leadership. These men, who will inform Trump on security matters foreign and domestic, have proven backgrounds of courage, valor, and discipline. Our disgusting mainstream media has a new phrase that they...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • Georgia’s secretary of state: DHS tried to breach our firewall

    12/09/2016 9:09:36 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 6 replies
    Cyber Scoop ^ | 12-08-2016 | Greg Otto
    Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agen....... Excerpted
  • John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son

    12/08/2016 7:53:34 PM PST · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Dec 7 1:25 PM PST | Dylan Stableford
    Full Title: John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son died serving in Afghanistan On Veterans Day in 2010, inside an unremarkable hotel ballroom in St. Louis, Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, delivered what the Washington Post described as “a passionate and at times angry speech about the military’s sacrifices and its troops’ growing sense of isolation from society.” That he was able to speak at all was remarkable. Four days earlier, Kelly’s 29-year-old son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, stepped on a land mine while leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan....
  • Georgia’s secretary of state: DHS tried to breach our firewall

    12/08/2016 6:22:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency’s Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state’s firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful. The attempt took place on Nov. 15, a few days after the presidential election. The office of the Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the state’s elections....
  • Georgia Says Someone in U.S. Government Tried to Hack State’s Computers Housing Voter Data

    12/08/2016 6:42:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    The secretary of state of Georgia is asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain what appears to be an attempted breach of the state’s computer systems that house its voter registration database by someone in the federal government. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dated Thursday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the state had discovered an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall of state computer systems. The attempt occurred on Nov. 15 and was linked to an IP address associated with DHS, he said. “At no time has my office agreed to...
  • Donald Trump picks Gen. John Kelly for Department of Homeland Security secretary

    12/07/2016 7:40:27 AM PST · by Enchante · 141 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7 2016 | CBS Staff
    Donald Trump is tapping Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News confirms. The final request and acceptance, sources told CBS’ Major Garrett, occurred while Kelly was traveling in Europe. His pick for DHS secretary will be announced by the transition staff in the coming days. Kelly is the third general tapped by the president-elect, joining Gen. James Mattis, Mr. Trump’s pick to become the next secretary of Defense, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s incoming national security advisor. Like Mattis, Kelly is a Marine with a reputation for bluntness.
  • Trump likely to have Kobach, Kelly run DHS

    12/06/2016 4:14:54 PM PST · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/06/16 | By Gabby Morrongiello
    ansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly are likely to be tapped for secretary and deputy secretary of homeland security, according to a top transition official familiar with the president-elect's current thinking, but the source would not reveal which of the two men is favored for the top post and which is likely to be deputy secretary. President-elect Trump has met separately with Kobach and Kelly. The agency will play a major role in implementing the ambitious immigration policies of his administration.
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal

    12/01/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2016 | Melissa Jacobs
    Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal By Melissa Jacobs Published December 01, 2016. Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred...
  • Why Did Obama Shut Down a Successful Aerial Surveillance Program along the U.S.-Mexican Border?

    11/26/2016 5:15:19 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 25, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    President-elect Donald Trump has made the construction of physical barriers along the border with Mexico, immigration reform and the dissolution of sanctuary cities the cornerstone of his campaign but it appears that in its twilight weeks of office, the Obama administration is intent on making that lofty goal as difficult as possible. According to the government oversight group Watchdog.org, the Department of Homeland Security has recently and inexplicably shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program established in 2010 which aimed to interdict drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexican border.   Phalanx authorized the allocation of 1,200 soldiers...
  • Amnesty International USA Preps for Protests Against Trump Anti-Terror Policies

    11/25/2016 8:43:28 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/16 | Lee stranahan
    Naureen Shah, the Director of Amnesty International USA’s Security & Human Rights Program, pledged that her group plans to organize protests against Donald Trump’s planned immigration and refugee programs. In a Daily Beast article about the potential for the Trump administration to implement tough anti-terrorism measures including stopping the flow of Syrian refugees, “extreme vetting questions,” and a plan that “all aliens from high-risk areas are tracked,” Amnesty International USA’s Naureen Shah said, “We will create the public pressure and international community pressure to make these kinds of proposals untenable.” The potential plans were revealed by possible head of Department...
  • DHS Loses Thousands of 'Keys to the Kingdom'

    11/25/2016 5:51:18 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 25, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico resonated with many Americans and galvanized their support, which ultimately enabled him to win the election.  These voters want to prevent narcotics and illegal aliens and the criminals and terrorists among them from flowing freely into the United States. Indeed, that porous border must be made secure.  However, simply securing that problematic border would not end the immigration crisis.  Indeed, the lack of security along the southwest border had nothing to do with the ability of the 9/11 hijacker-terrorists to enter the United States nor did...
  • Kris Kobach being considered for Homeland Security, meeting w/Trump & subtly leaks...

    11/21/2016 6:39:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/21/2016 | The New Right
    WHOLE TITLE: "Kris Kobach being considered for Homeland Security, meeting w/ #Trump & subtly leaks plans on how to Build The Wall!" "RAPID BUILD"
  • Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance On Mexican Border

    11/21/2016 7:14:44 AM PST · by gaggs · 47 replies
    In what appears to be an effort to allow unchecked border crossing in the final two month of his presidency, Obama’s DHS has shut down the a critical Border aerial surveillance program despite the fact that the program was fully funded for Fiscal Year 2017 by Congress.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Three Pakistani Men Apprehended in U.S. at Arizona Border

    11/18/2016 6:17:32 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales, AZ, apprehended three Pakistani nationals on Nov. 11. As a standard procedure, agents processed the individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases. Record checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. The individuals are currently in Federal custody while they await the outcome of their immigration cases.
  • CONFIRMED: Sheriff Clarke Vetted for Major Role in Trump White House

    11/16/2016 7:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 155 replies
    Political Insider ^ | November 16, 2016 | Rusty Weiss
    As President-elect Donald Trump continues to flesh out his cabinet, rumors continue to swirl about the possible selections for various positions. The New York Times is reporting that Trump may choose a prominent African-American to the role of Secretary of Homeland Security. The choice of a minority should please liberals far and wide. Just kidding, it’s David Clarke, a staunch conservative and man who kicks a** and takes names when it comes to far-left rioters and radical Islamic terrorists. A perfect choice for American law and order.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio, David Clarke May Be Leading Department of Homeland Security

    11/13/2016 12:43:33 PM PST · by drewh · 125 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Brian Tashman
    Donald Trump’s transition team is reportedly considering Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Sheriff David Clarke and outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio as possible nominees to head up the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke has made a name for himself as a Fox News pundit and avid supporter of the gun lobby, using his platform in the media to attack Black Lives Matter, which he describes as a lawless, “subversive” and potentially ISIS-linked group composed of “black slime” that must be “eradicated,” and to champion the cause of anti-government militants, whom he praises as patriots. When white supremacists murdered six people...
  • DHS Shunning Congress’ Border Surge Concerns Before The Election?

    11/04/2016 10:00:22 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 4, 2016 | Caroline May
    Amid an “overwhelming” surge of illegal immigration at the southwest border a group of Republican lawmakers on Thursday cautioned the Department of Homeland Security against limiting its contact with Congress before the election. “[I]t has come to light through information provided to our Committees that the Department may have issued a directive to limit engagement with Congress until immediately before the election,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. “Any such directive, if issued, would be an unacceptable political ploy and a serious infringement of Congress’ oversight authority under the Constitution.” ...more...
  • 0:06 / 2:40 THIS IS MASSIVE! WATCH HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN MAKE HILLARY GASP WITH 1 WORD

    11/04/2016 5:18:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/04/16
    Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, THIS IS MASSIVE. You need to read this. The Department of Homeland Security just came out and said that Clinton’s actions amount to treason.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPG8brtpPxc  
  • WikiLeaks Sources Face Serious Charges Following CIA, FBI, DHS Hacks

    10/15/2016 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Rabin · 57 replies
    Wearechange ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The US Department of Justice said Andrew Otto Boggs and Justin Gray Liverman were part of the "Crackas With Attitude" group blamed for the attacks. Email accounts of the CIA's director, the chief of National Intelligence and many others, were hit by the group. Brennan’s personal email account contained a number of sensitive files, including a 47-page application for top-secret security clearance, Social Security numbers and the personal information of over a dozen top intelligence officials. There was also a letter about the use of “harsh interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects. “If you’re the CIA director you shouldn’t have an...
  • DHS Orders Border Agents to Give Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians Asylum Via Mexico

    10/15/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 14, 2016
    Throngs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week. Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with “credible fear.” Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going “port shopping” before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept...
  • Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control of elections

    10/12/2016 10:18:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12. 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Concerns about Russian hacking into the November 8 election have now reached the Pentagon where the military's top cyber official has outlined a plan to help the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to track an election altering attack. What's more, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has added his voice to that of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson who is considering whether the election system is critical infrastructure, like the power grid and financial sector, and subject to federal oversight. "What is critical infrastructure in this digital age? Data, I would argue, is taking on a very...
  • Mexican officials quietly helping thousands of Haitian illegal immigrants reach U.S.

    10/10/2016 4:35:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Mexican officials are quietly helping thousands of illegal immigrant Haitians make their way to the United States, according to an internal Homeland Security document that details the route taken by the migrants, the thousands of dollars paid to human smugglers along the way and the sometimes complicit role of the governments of America’s neighbors. More than 6,000 Haitians arrived at the border in San Diego over the last year — a staggering 18-fold increase over fiscal year 2015. Some 2,600 more were waiting in northern Mexico as of last week, and 3,500 others were not far behind, waiting in Panama...
  • Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies

    10/10/2016 7:45:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-10-16 | John Rossomando
    Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies And how Americans may have lost their lives as a result. Reprinted from the Investigative Project on Terrorism.  A Muslim legal group, girded with $1.8 million in grant money from George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF), has helped influence major policy changes in the war on terror, including the Department of Homeland Security's screening of individuals with suspected terror ties and the FBI's training program for its agents working in counterterrorism. Internal records, made public by the hacking group DC Leaks, show OSF spent $40 million between 2008 and 2010 on...