I-Team Uncovers Alleged Immigration Fraud in Queens Family Court

From NBC: A high-ranking federal lawmaker is demanding action from the Department of Homeland Security after the I-Team uncovered evidence of an alleged scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court for a fast track to green cards. On Thursday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter […]

How Big is Tunisian Militant Threat?

From BBC: The attack on the famous Bardo museum in the capital, Tunis, was the deadliest since the revolution, with at least 19 people – mostly European tourists – killed. No group has said it carried out the attack, but Tunisian officials have pointed at fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS), which is fighting […]

US Confirms Drone Strike Killed Al-Shabaab Leader Tied to Mall Attack

From Defense One: American forces used a drone to target and kill a member of the al-Shabaab terrorist network who was tied to the terrorist attack at a luxury shopping mall in Kenya two years ago, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. An American drone killed Adan Garar, described by defense officials as a member of al-Shabaab’s […]

Border Agent Says DHS Manipulating Stats to Make Border Look More Secure

From Business Insider: A federal border agent said Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security is manipulating border statistics to make it appear as if the border is secure, but said in reality that the border is not secure, and that border agents fail to capture as many as two-thirds of all illegal aliens who […]

Yet Another Embarrassment for the Secret Service

From The Washington Post: Two senior Secret Service agents are under investigation for allegedly crashing a government-issued car into a White House barricade last week after an evening of drinking. One of the agents, The Post’s Carol Leonnig reported, is a top member of the protective detail assigned to the president. It’s troubling to think […]

DHS S&T Mismanaged Contract To Fight Biothreats, IG Says

From HSToday: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) may have wasted $23 million after prematurely cancelling a contract for a biodetection system, according a recent audit by DHS’s Inspector General (IG). In April 2010, S&T awarded Silicon Valley startup NVS Technologies, Inc. (NVS) an $18 million contract to develop an […]

‘ISIS Hackers’ Almost Certainly Not ISIS Hackers

From NBC News: The hacking of dozens of websites worldwide by someone purporting to be connected to the ISIS terror group — including a Montana credit union, an Irish rape crisis center and a local Italian political party — almost certainly has nothing to do with the Islamist militants, law enforcement and security experts said […]

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill To Protect Children Crossing Border Alone

From HSToday: A bill that would ensure unaccompanied alien minors (UAMs) who illegally enter the United States are safely returned home was passed by the House Committee on the Judiciary by 17-13 vote. For those UAMs who stay with a sponsor in the United States while awaiting their immigration hearing, The Protection of Children Act […]

Shutdown of Homeland Security Averted as Pelosi Comes to Rescue

From The Hill: A partial government shutdown was narrowly avoided late Friday evening as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a surprise move to back legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week. Pelosi’s support helped Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move the one-week bill through the House in a 357-60 vote […]

Missing Canadian Teens Believed Headed to Fight with Islamic State

From Reuters: Canadian authorities believe four young men and two women who disappeared from Quebec in January have traveled to the Middle East to fight with Islamic State, media reported on Thursday. The Globe and Mail newspaper said at least four of the young people studied at Montreal’s College de Maisonneuve as recently as last […]