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Secretary Napolitano Testifies at Immigration Bill Hearings Today

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano testified today at the new immigration legislation hearings on Capital Hill. Before the Secretary could present her testimony she was grilled on the travels of bombing suspect Tamarlan Tsarnaev trip to Russia in 2012 and what Homeland Security could of done better to monitor his whereabouts. continue reading »

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

The Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago's most prominent immigrants' rights activists, will have to remain aloof from protests for the next six months as a condition for avoiding a jail term, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday. continue reading »

OVERVIEW:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano in Brazil

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Brazil where they met with international counterparts to discuss joint efforts continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Obama to Stop Deportation of Undocumented Youth

Ahead of a press conference this afternoon, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano has released a statement announcing that President Obama will stop the deportation of undocumented youth. Here is her statement: continue reading »

Progress Report on Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting with Honduran President

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa to discuss aviation and maritime security, and information sharing between the United States and Honduras. 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 »

DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion

Today, the American Immigration Council hosted a briefing to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement last week that it would issue agency-wide guidance to make certain that prosecutorial discretion is exercised in a manner that ensures the agency's enforcement resources are used to remove those who pose the greatest risk to public safety. continue reading »

Encouraging Entrepreneurs and High Skilled Workers through Immigration Changes

The United States has a long, rich history of welcoming innovative entrepreneurs and skilled workers into our country. These men and women fuel our nation’s economy by creating jobs, and promoting new technologies and ideas. Thursday I joined Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano 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 »

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano addressed the death of two Arizona border agents, killed earlier today in a SUV-train crash. Reports are attributing the auto accident to the pursuit of several illegal border crossers that might of been drug smugglers. continue reading »

Napolitano Calls for Federal Immigration Reform- Not State Level Legislation

In a speech at the Atlanta Press Club Saturday, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the federal government, not states, should write immigration laws. continue reading »

Sec. Napolitano & Atty Gen. Holder Form Task Force to Assist Mexico in Agent Shooting Investigation

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today met to discuss the shooting by unknown assailants of two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents in the line of duty yesterday while driving in Mexico. continue reading »

Napolitano Invites Critics to Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border

Wanting lawmakers to see for themselves the White House’s latest efforts to curb and ultimately eliminate drug, weapon, and human trafficking, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has invited House and Senate legislators to the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign Launched at Super Bowl by Homeland Sec.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano joined National Football League (NFL) Vice President of Security Milt Ahlerich and Arlington, Texas Chief of Police Theron Bowman to announce a new partnership continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Panama

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today visited Panama City to meet with her international counterparts and reiterate the Obama administration's strong commitmen continue reading »

US and Canada Meet to Discuss Cross-Border Crime, Border Security

Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General Rob Nicholson and Canada's Minister of Public Safety Vic continue reading »

Secretary Janet Napolitano Met with Brazilian Officials to Discuss Global Aviation

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Brazilian Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim to reaffirm the shared commitment of the U.S. and Brazil to strengthening the global aviation system. continue reading »

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Kentucky Visit

Last week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Lexington, Ky., to meet with state and local law enforcement partners and business leaders to discuss the Obama continue reading »

Deportation of Undocumented Mexican Called Off

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cancelled the deportation of an undocumented Mexican who has been living more than 20 years in southern Arizona, officials said Thursday. continue reading »