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  • First Wave Of Migrant Caravan Hits Us Border – Trump Orders DHS To Act – Iran Threatens US

    04/24/2018 10:04:41 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced the “migrant caravan” has hit the US border, with a group of about 50 seeking asylum at Tijuana crossing into California. The group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, after splintering off from the original caravan of 1,500. ‘Since yesterday, some began to cross into the United States to turn themselves in from Tijuana and request asylum. We understand more of (the migrants) will do the same,’ said Jose Maria Garcia, director of Juventud 2000, an organization dedicated to assisting...
  • Trump says he has 'instructed' DHS Secretary Nielsen not to let caravans into US: 'It is a disgrace'

    04/23/2018 9:11:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump said Monday he has “instructed” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen not to allow “large caravans of people” into the U.S. as a group of Central American migrants starts to reach the border, calling the situation a “disgrace.” “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naïve! WALL,” Trump tweeted early Monday. The president’s directive came as a...
  • DHS to build 20-mile wall along border in New Mexico

    04/09/2018 10:48:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security began building a border wall in New Mexico on Monday, moving to replace vehicle barriers with a modern fence that will deter pedestrians attempting to cross in the remove desert west of El Paso. The 20-mile project has been on the books for some time and the contract was awarded Jan. 22, meaning it was finalized before the recent fight over border wall money in the new 2018 spending bill. But the administration says it wouldn’t have been built but for President Trump’s push for more border wall. “We need effective barriers to deny the entry of illegal...
  • Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

    04/08/2018 10:18:23 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04/07/2018 | Sun-Times Staff
    The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database. The DHS’s “Media Monitoring” plan, which was first reported by FedBizOpps.gov, would give the contracting company “24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” in order to “identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.” The database would be designed to monitor the public activities of media members and influencers by “location, beat and influencers,” the document says. The...
  • U.S. gathers biometric data on migrants in Mexican jails

    04/07/2018 1:06:19 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 12 replies
    pressherald ^ | 4-6-18 | Joshua Partlow and Nick MiroffThe Washington Post
    Department of Homeland Security officials have installed scores of screening terminals to collect migrants' fingerprints, ocular scans and other identifying features such as tattoos and scars. MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government is expanding a program to capture the biometric data of tens of thousands of Central Americans and other migrants arrested in Mexico, gaining unprecedented access to Mexican immigration jails to identify criminals, gang members and potential terrorists long before they reach the U.S. border. Operating in detention facilities in southern Mexico and here in the capital, Department of Homeland Security officials have installed scores of screening terminals to...
  • Trump signs memo ending 'catch and release' immigration policy

    04/06/2018 6:54:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 3/6/2018 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday ordering the end of a policy, known as “catch and release,” in which illegal immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a court hearing on their status. As part of the memo, Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants.
  • Justice Department announces 'zero-tolerance' policy on illegal border crossings

    04/06/2018 1:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    The Justice Department announced Friday that it is implementing a “zero-tolerance” policy for prosecuting those attempting to enter the U.S. illegally -- the latest in a series of measures by the Trump administration to combat illegal immigration. “The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the policy. “Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest -- that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border. " “As a result, a crisis has erupted at our Southwest Border that necessitates an escalated effort to...
  • California says cops can share information with DHS in exception to sanctuary law

    03/29/2018 7:00:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    California officials issued new guidance Wednesday making clear state and local police can — and should — share information about illegal immigrants with the federal Homeland Security Department, in what amounts to a major exception to the state’s new sanctuary laws. Police and sheriff’s departments are still banned from asking about someone’s immigration status and cannot hold illegal immigrants at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But in instances where they do have information on legal status they are required to share it, as required by federal law, the new guidance says. “This provision does not prohibit inquiries...
  • Chaffetz to Slain Border PatrolAgent brother:‘I Met With Sessions to Get F&F Docs- He Said NO’

    03/03/2018 7:29:11 PM PST · by Kalamata · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | ndl | Cristina Laila
    "On Saturday, former Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Kent Terry, the brother of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry he asked AG Sessions for the Fast & Furious documents and the Attorney General said NO."
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public

    02/21/2018 12:43:15 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2018 | Julia Nista
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public For Fear Of Label As ‘Taking Sides’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.”
  • Reps Question DHS’s Decision to Deny Asylum to 100 Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities

    02/21/2018 5:21:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2018 | Susan Crabtree `
    Reps. Randy Hultgren (R., Ill.) and James McGovern (D., Mass.) want answers from the Trump administration about the reasons behind a Department of Homeland Security decision to deny refugee status in the United States for dozens of Iranian Christians and other Iranian religious minorities. The congressman, co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday said they are disappointed that DHS has denied asylum to a large percentage of a group of roughly 100 Iranians fleeing religious persecution in Iran. Roughly 76 to 80 members of the group, which is largely Christian but also includes Zoroastrians, Andeans, and at...
  • ‘[bleep] All of You!’ California Open Borders Activists Surround DHS Agents

    02/16/2018 6:01:19 PM PST · by Cheerio · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | John Binder
    A group of open borders activists blocked and surrounded federal immigration officials in downtown Los Angeles, California on Thursday, preventing the agents from accessing a nearby detention center. Coordinated by a slew of open borders groups, about 50 illegal immigrant activists stopped a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) van of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while they were on their way to a detention center.
  • Court orders full restoration of DACA program

    02/13/2018 1:32:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 215 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must fully restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty and accept brand new applicants as well as renewals, throwing a potential wrench in the ongoing debate over the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said the administration does have the power to revoke DACA, but it must give a sound reason for doing so — and the Homeland Security Department’s September 2017 rationale fell far short of what is required in that regard. He becomes the second judge to rule President Trump’s aides bungled the phaseout...
  • DHS pushes back on NBC, 'no evidence' Russians 'manipulated' elections

    02/12/2018 6:00:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/12/18 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Homeland Security made the rare move Monday to officially discredit an NBC News report that claimed a top Trump official found that “Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.” In a statement, DHS said the “breaking news” report was not only wrong and hyped but is also being ripped by other media. In the report, NBC interviewed Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, who said, “We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually...
  • Trump establishes 'vetting center' for homeland security

    02/06/2018 6:34:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2018 6:37 PM EST
    President Donald Trump has signed a national security memorandum establishing a new National Vetting Center within the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate information on individuals who may pose a threat to the country. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the effort will allow law enforcement “to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security.” She’s calling current vetting efforts “ad hoc” and says they impede the government’s ability to keep up with threats. …
  • DHS chief on gang members at the border: 'I have to let them in'

    02/06/2018 1:45:36 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    American border officials cannot refuse to let in gang members who either sneak in or show up at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials said Tuesday as they pleaded for congressional action to close loopholes gang members are exploiting. “When they come to our border I have to let them in,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a White House roundtable. “This is unique to our country, and it’s got to change,” President Trump chimed in. Mr. Trump has made highlighting and combatting MS-13 a major tenet of his immigration policy, and his aides bolstered his...
  • Trump threatens aid cut if countries won't take deportees

    02/03/2018 9:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2018 7:28 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries, we’ll put tariffs on the countries,” Trump said. He added: “They’ll take ’em back so fast your head would spin.” He’s also threatened to cut off aid to the countries, which include China and...
  • DHS tightens screening for refugees coming to the US.

    01/30/2018 9:05:26 AM PST · by caww · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 29, 2018, 1:00 PM | Anna Giaritelli Jan 29, 2018, 1:00 PM
    The U.S. refugee program will enhance screening Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday. The agency will also set a minimum security standard for countries in order to share counterterrorism data. "We will be rolling out new security measures for applicants from high-risk countries, which will seek 'to prevent' the program from being exploited by terrorists, criminals and fraudsters.... The trio of federal groups also created a first-of-its-kind global baseline that all foreign countries must meet before sharing counterterrorism data. "We have worked successfully with almost every country in the world to reach this baseline, which has improved both...
  • Seven potential terrorists a day try to enter the U.S.: DHS chief

    01/29/2018 9:48:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will demand more information from applicants from high-risk countries before accepting them as refugees, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday as she defended President Trump’s steps on immigration and visitor screening. Ms. Nielsen also highlighted a recent report that found the government weeds out an average of seven travelers each day — 50 a week — who are on the terrorist watch-list yet still try to enter the U.S.