More Homeland Security Articles

  • Republicans push Obama to secure US-Mexico border

    Republicans called on President Obama to dispatch National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border while Congress works out potential fixes to policies some say have contributed to a rash of Central American immigrants arriving through Mexico.

  • DHS secretary visits NM migrant detention center

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the agency is working rapidly to open new detention facilities to house the influx of women and children fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. On a tour Friday of a temporary center at a border patrol training...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 9

    President Obama will meet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry today to discuss the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border.

  • TSA: Some at US-bound flights must turn on phones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday. The TSA said it is requiring some overseas airports to have...

  • Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dodges deportation question

    Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson expressed optimism Sunday that the influx of illegal immigration from Central America could be slowed, but repeatedly dodged questions about how the Obama administration would resolve the status of the immigrants who have already arrived.

  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication that such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama...

  • Senate panel OKs $47B homeland security budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel Thursday gave swift bipartisan approval to a $47 billion budget for the Department of Homeland Security, boosting funding to cope with an influx of Central American children who arrive in the U.S. unaccompanied by their parents. The Appropriations...

  • Why the White House and its critics are so far apart on border security

    The split between Republicans and Democrats over how to define a "secure border" has never been more apparent, as a massive surge of illegal immigrants crosses the U.S.-Mexico line.

  • Homeland Security blames publicity by smugglers for wave of immigrants

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday blamed advertisements from Central American smugglers for the surge of tens of thousands of young immigrants crossing the southwestern border.

  • Johnson to visit border facilities in Arizona

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is traveling to Arizona to tour Border Patrol facilities amid the ongoing crush of immigrant children and families from Central America. Johnson says his trip to the border Wednesday is focused on getting a firsthand view of what...

  • Overwhelmed bureaucracy fails to stem flow of undocumented, unaccompanied children into US

    Citing violence in Central America as the reason for a substantial increase in border crossings by unaccompanied minors, senior administration officials admitted Monday they weren't expecting undocumented immigrants to pour in on such a massive scale. U.S. authorities have been overwhelmed by...

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