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Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement. continue reading »

Families of Detained Immigrants Denounce Homeland Security After Elk Grove Raid

Families are demanding Homeland Security to release their loved ones due to a raid in Elk Grove, Illinois. Below is a statement prepared by the families of those who were detained: continue reading »

CBP Officers Seize $43,000 Worth of Marijuana

A 53-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly 87 pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. continue reading »

Virginia Teen, Heydi Mehia, Granted Last-Minute Reprieve from Deportation

Monday afternoon, 18-year-old Heydi Mejia received the news she and her family had been praying for. Just a few days after her high school graduation, Mejia was granted a reprieve from deportation. continue reading »

Agents Find Another Drug Smuggling Tunnel at Arizona-Mexico Border, 550lbs of Marijuana Inside

Another smuggling tunnel has been found long this U.S.-Mexico border, this time in Arizona. The Department of Homeland Security says federal agents discovered the tunnel Thu continue reading »

Secretary Janet Napolitano Participates in Human Trafficking Roundtable

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met with public and private sector representatives for a roundtable discussion at the White House to discuss the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking continue reading »

Smartphones Helping Coyotes Lead Migrants Across U.S.-Mexico Border

A Homeland Security investigation has revealed that even coyotes, the name for those who bring immigrants across the border illegally, are utilizing cell phone technology to conduct their “business.” continue reading »

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano’s Visits Chicago

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Chicago to join law enforcement officials from around the world at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference continue reading »

Next Stop, Napolitano: DHS Committee Approves Task Force Recommendations on Secure Communities

Last week, a task force created to study DHS’ controversial “Secure Communities” initiative issued a report listing a series of recommendations to improve the program. continue reading »

Foreign Born Gang Members in Chicago Targeted by Immigration Officials

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, arrested 25 individuals during a week-long operation that ended late Tuesday. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Meets with Honduras’ Secretary of Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Honduran Secretary of Security Oscar Alvarez to discuss joint U.S.-Honduras security strategies and to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the bilateral use of traveler information to strengthen international air transportation security. continue reading »

DHS Fails to Reveal the Effectiveness (or Ineffectiveness) of Their Repatriation Flights

As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security continues its repatriation flights, it also continues to face opposition. In the last eight years, DHS has spent $85 million putting u continue reading »

Homeland Security Now Targeting Sham Universities Rather Than Foreign Students

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been cracking down on the number of so-called “sham universities”, which have been using their status as schools accepting inter continue reading »

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Yesterday the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled an updated border strategy that wholelly consists of increased coordination and resource sharing between all enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. continue reading »

U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation continue reading »

Federal Agencies Announce National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams . The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort. continue reading »

48,000 Haitians in U.S. Due to Earthquake Allowed to Stay in US Longer per Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti beneficiaries. This extension will be effective July 23, 2011 and is for an additional 18 months. continue reading »

Brutal Mexican Drug Gangs Here in U.S. Experts Say

According to various experts on border security and gang violence Mexico’s violent drug gangs have expanded their operations across the border and into states like New York and California. continue reading »

E-Verify Self Check Launches Today

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of E-Verify Self Check continue reading »

Numerous U.S. Agencies Target Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S., 676 Arrested

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the country continue reading »