Tag Archives: DHS

Court: DHS Must Post Web Notice Welcoming Dreamers

Law & Crime reports: Formally rescinding acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s memo on the grounds that he was illegally appointed, a federal judge on Friday ordered the DHS to unfurl the welcome mat on its website and invite aspiring Dreamers to make first-time requests for consideration under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Homeland Security website must also …

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Trump Fires Homeland Security Dept Cyber Chief For Reporting That Election Was Most Secure In History

USA Today reports: The Department of Homeland Security’s cyber chief, who presided over an elaborate election security effort guarding against foreign interference and fraud, was ousted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday as part of a continuing post-election purge of top national security officials. Trump announced the dismissal in a tweet Tuesday night. The dismissal of Christopher Krebs, director DHS’s …

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DHS: This Was The “Most Secure Election In US History”

From Sinclair Media Group: A federal government agency under the Department of Homeland Security says this election was the “most secure in American history.” In a statement from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, part of DHS, the agency says there is no evidence any voting system was compromised. “While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for …

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DHS Agencies Prep For Election-Related Civil Unrest

CNN reports: Two of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of more civil unrest amid a contentious election, according to officials, part of a concerted effort by federal and local authorities to prepare for large-scale protests. The Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to US cities came under scrutiny this summer and drew …

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Trump Admin Says Iran Behind Proud Boys Emails

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government has concluded that Iran is behind a series of threatening emails arriving this week in the inboxes of Democratic voters, according to two U.S. officials. Department of Homeland Security officials told state and local election administrators on a call Wednesday that a foreign government was responsible for the online barrage, according to the …

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US Extends Border Closures With Mexico And Canada

The Washington Post reports: Restrictions on all nonessential travel at the United States’ land borders with Canada and Mexico will enter their eighth month, U.S. acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf said Monday. “To continue to limit the spread of covid-19, the U.S., Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel until Nov. 21,” he said in a …

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Federal Cops Were Directed To Praise Kenosha Killer

NBC News reports: Federal law enforcement officials were directed to make public comments sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to internal Department of Homeland Security talking points obtained by NBC News. In preparing Homeland Security officials for questions about Rittenhouse from the media, the document suggests that they note that …

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ICE Readying Enforcement “Blitz” On Sanctuary Cities

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz next month that would target arrests in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies, according to three U.S. officials who described a plan with public messaging that echoes the president’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, known informally as the “sanctuary …

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Feds Warn Domestic Extremists Pose Election Threat

Reuters reports: U.S. security officials are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, amid what one official called a “witch’s brew” of rising political tensions, civil unrest and foreign disinformation campaigns. FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memos say threats by domestic extremists to election-related targets will likely increase in the …

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Company Of DHS Head’s Wife Got $6M In Contracts

NBC News reports: The consulting firm where the wife of acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is an executive has been awarded more than $6 million in contracts from the Department of Homeland Security since September 2018, according to records on the federal government website USA Spending. Wolf became chief of staff at the Transportation Security Administration, a DHS agency, …

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DHS: White Supremacists Greatest Threat To Election

The Nation reports: The assessment, dated August 17 of this year and marked for official use only, provides an overview of different threats to the election. Threats are said to include not just white supremacists but also individuals wary of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions, Second Amendment extremists, and confrontations between protesters and counterprotesters. The report reads: “We continue to assess …

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DHS To Probe Report Of Medical Abuse At ICE Facility

The New York Times reports: The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that immigrant women detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them. The allegations, some of which were submitted this week as part of a whistle-blower complaint by a nurse at the facility, already have prompted more …

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DHS Wants Biometric Data For Sponsors of Immigrants

The Hill reports: The Trump administration on Friday issued a proposal to expand its DNA and other biometric data collection of immigrants to include citizens sponsoring them. In a document published on the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed that “any applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or individual filing or associated with an immigration benefit or request, including …

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Whistleblower Says Top DHS Officials Ordered Analysts To Downplay Threat Of Violence By White Supremacists

The New York Times reports: Top officials with the Department of Homeland Security directed agency analysts to downplay the threat of violent white supremacy and of Russian election interference, according to a whistle-blower complaint filed by a top intelligence official with the department. Brian Murphy, the former head of the intelligence branch of the Homeland Security Department, said in a …

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DHS Doc: White Supremacists Worst Domestic Threat

Politico reports: White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white …

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DHS Withheld Warning Of Russian Scheme To Promote “Allegations About Poor Mental Health” Of Joe Biden

ABC News reports: In early July the Department of Homeland Security withheld publication of an intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of a Russian scheme to promote “allegations about the poor mental health” of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to internal emails and a draft of the document obtained by ABC News. The draft bulletin, titled “Russia Likely to …

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DHS Sec: We’re Investigating Funding For Protesters

The New York Daily News reports: Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed an investigation is underway into the funding of the rioting taking place amid racial justice protests and unrest nationwide. “This is something that I have talked to the AG personally about,” Wolf told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday night, saying that the department is focused on “targeting …

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DHS Sec: We Might Send Troops To Portland [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told ABC’s “This Week” that “all options continue to be on the table” in terms of sending federal law enforcement into Portland to quell violent protests. On Friday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler sent President Trump a letter rejecting his offer of federal assistance. “I do understand that there were a number of …

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Trump To Nominate Chad Wolf As DHS Secretary After GAO That Ruled He Holds “Acting Sec” Position Illegally

Axios reports: President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he will nominate acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to be the permanent head of the agency. It’s been more than 500 days since a Senate-confirmed secretary led the Department of Homeland Security — a record for any administration. Wolf himself has served in an acting role since November 2019, taking over …

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Acting DHS Sec. Chad Wolf Bucks Trump: We Have No Authority To Send Federal Agents To Polling Stations

The Hill reports: Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Sunday that DHS has no authority to send federal agents to oversee polling locations in November, despite President Trump’s vow to have a federal law enforcement presence at the polls on Election Day. “That’s not what we do at the Department of Homeland Security,” Wolf said on CNN’s …

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