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DHS Ends Program for Central American Minors

The Trump administration is ending a program that allowed certain at-risk Central American youths to live in the US, a move that removes an option for desperate parents that served as an alternative to human smuggling. Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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FBI, DHS Report Warned of Threat Posed by White Supremacists

In a Joint Intelligence Bulletin, members of the intelligence community highlighted the growing threat posed by white supremacists and the rise of extremist violence in the United States, months before the violent clashes and subsequent deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.  Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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DHS Cyber Shakeup Faces New Hurdles

An effort in Congress to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity efforts is finally gaining steam, but faces an uncertain fate as lawmakers leave for the August recess. Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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DHS Waives Environmental Laws to Speed Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration is waiving numerous major environmental laws to build a wall and fencing along the border with Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the waiver Tuesday, citing its authority under a 2006 law to set aside environmental laws and rules when necessary for border infrastructure. Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

Citing concern for the nearly 800,000 young immigrants who’ve been granted protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 19 of his colleagues are asking President Trump to keep the program running. Read the complete report here.  Keep Reading

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Agents Find Woman Dangling From Border Fence in Arizona

U.S. Border Patrol agents found a Mexican woman dangling from the border fence in Nogales, Arizona, after she was abandoned by smugglers. Customs and Border Protection says agents who witnessed smugglers trying to lower the woman into the United States from Mexico called the Nogales Fire Department to get her down. Read the complete report… Keep Reading

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TSA Precheck Eclipses 5 Million Members

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that 5 million travelers have enrolled Precheck, the expedited screening program. Precheck is one of several programs with a total of more than 10 million members that aim to keep travelers moving briskly through security checkpoints, even as a record number of passengers fly this summer. Read the complete… Keep Reading

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More International Carriers Win Reprieve from Laptop Ban

Several international airlines and airports affected by a U.S. ban on laptops and other large electronic devices have moved quickly to put new security measures in place so their customers can once again bring devices on board when they fly. Read the complete report here.  Keep Reading

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Overseas Students Would Face Close Scrutiny Under Proposal Floated at DHS

Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security are floating a proposal that would require foreign students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year, a controversial move that would create new costs and paperwork for thousands of visa holders from China, India and other nations, according to two federal officials… Keep Reading

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Trump, Putin Discuss Working Together on Cyber Issues

U.S. and Russian officials indicated Friday that the two countries would work together in a number of areas, including cybersecurity. The officials revealed the effort following the first high-stakes meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Group of 20 summit in Germany. Read the complete here. Keep Reading

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Hackers Targeting Power Plants, Warn FBI and Dept. of Homeland Security

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have sent a warning to operators of the nation’s power plants — nuclear and otherwise — that hackers are targeting such facilities, following a series of hacks that have targeted that critical sector since May. Read the complete report here.  Keep Reading

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Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept. Read complete report here. Keep Reading

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