Homeland Security

Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries

Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries
Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families, some of whom were escaping persecution in their home countries, were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after anti-immigrant, American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.
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Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary

Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary
The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security. The Defense Department's former top lawyer said offering a path to citizenship would encourage such immigrants "to come out of the shadow, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience."
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Alicia A. Caldwell
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Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family

Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family
The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that family of U.S. military members will no longer have to face deportation. The constant fear that any one of their loved ones might at any time be deported out the country seems to add an unnecessary "stress and anxiety" on troops.
Reacting to the news was Jon Solt
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Securing Their Paychecks: Homeland Security Agencies Abuse Overtime Rules to the Tune of Almost $9M

Securing Their Paychecks: Homeland Security Agencies Abuse Overtime Rules to the Tune of Almost $9M
Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday to the president and Congress.
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Napolitano Resigns Homeland Security Post

Napolitano Resigns Homeland Security Post
Janet Napolitano resigns as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Eileen Sullivan
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TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports


The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.
The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up...
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