Homeland Security

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans to Break Up Homeland Security Dept. and Expand VA

DHS is an aimless "bureaucratic behemoth," Sanders says, while VA is on a path toward privatization.

Top Senators Make Bipartisan Plea for Trump to Fill Homeland Security Vacancies

Lawmakers say a lack of leadership is making it harder for the department to fulfill its mission.

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. Experts Call That Dangerous.

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.

West Texas Detention Facility Enacting Water Conservation Measures after Depletion of Local Water Tanks

The Sierra Blanca facility, which houses ICE detainees, shuts down its water supply at 11 p.m. daily to allow its on-site water tanks to replenish overnight.

With Employees Facing Attacks and Murder Attempts, Land Agencies Say They’re Ill-Equipped to Enhance Security

Safety at land management agencies is hampered by law enforcement staffing decreases and border deployments, auditors find.

Despite Outrage, Moving Money from FEMA to ICE Is Unlikely to Affect Hurricane Response

The transfer could spur Congress to cut off the Homeland Security secretary's spending flexibility, however, which could have long-term impact.

TSA Agents to Warn Travelers On Real ID Deadline

Air passengers without Real IDs will hear from TSA agents at the check-in podium.

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

North Carolina Sheriffs Win a Round Against ICE

Republican lawmakers had sought to make counties help enforce immigration law.

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'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It

Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.

Analysis: Trump’s DHS Aims to Scare Immigrants Away From Public Benefits

The Trump administration announced changes to the “public charge” rule that will prevent immigrants who access government services from staying in the U.S.

Viewpoint: When Children at the Border Got Compassion

The United States has a moral responsibility for unaccompanied children—and took it seriously, at least in 2014.

Analysis: Universal Background Checks Really Do Cut Gun Deaths

"...The truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."

Border Patrol in El Paso Reopens Checkpoints

Some of the checkpoints were temporarily closed in March after Border Patrol said it needed to pull agents from those posts to help process, detain and care for the surge of undocumented immigrants crossing into the country.

Analysis: Can Anyone Stop Trump’s Border Wall?

The Supreme Court temporarily allowed the administration to begin construction. That doesn’t mean victory for the president is certain.

How ICE Enforcement Has Changed Under The Trump Administration

Data released under FOIA shows that ICE is encountering more U.S. citizens and more women.

Homeland Security Has a Problem Hiring and Keeping Women

The department is failing to address known barriers to a number of ethnic and racial groups, a watchdog report finds.