Responding to a surge of Central Americans coming to the U.S. in recent years, the Department of Homeland Security has planned a month of raids on immigrants found to have crossed the southwest border illegally. Reuters reporter Julia Edwards, who…
By Michael D. Regan
As Ecuador grapples with a lengthy recovery following an earthquake earlier this month, some American politicians and immigration advocacy groups are requesting the Department of Homeland Security use a little-known law to extend the stay of Ecuadorians living in the…
By Josh Lederman and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
LANGLEY, Va. -- President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The White House says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been selected as the "designated survivor" who will skip President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
By Michael D. Regan and Associated Press
The Homeland Security Department is planning nationwide raids aimed at deporting adults and children who have already been ordered removed by an immigration judge.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are working on legislation to ensure a person’s online presence is reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States. The goal is to close security gaps that didn’t pick up…
By Eric Tucker, Deb Riechmann, Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, according to lawmakers detailing…
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce changes to the terror alert system "in the coming days," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
The House overwhelmingly passed the American SAFE Act, which would likely force a pause on Syrian and Iraqi refugees by enforcing strict vetting. Meanwhile, some local governments have said they don't want Syrians fleeing war in their communities. Political director…
The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety.
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