The Arizona Senate passed one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country on Monday, marking a new level of influence for a Republican state senator who not long ago was seen by many as an eccentric firebrand.Keep Reading
Janet Napolitano, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, chatted with Boston’s police commissioner, first responders, and higher education officials yesterday about issues ranging from LNG tanker safety to cybersecurity.
In Arizona's Santa Cruz County near the US-Mexican border, the cities of Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, share more than just a name.Keep Reading
The giant rusty fence of metal bars along the border here, built in recent years to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States, has a new nickname among local residents: Jurassic Park Gate, a nod to the barrier in a 1993 movie that kept dangerous dinosaurs at bay in a theme park.Keep Reading
In what immigration officials are calling the largest human smuggling bust in seven years, agents today raided five shuttle services in Arizona that allegedly transported thousands of Mexicans and others who had crossed the border illegally.Keep Reading
Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday approved what foes and supporters agree is the toughest measure in the country against illegal immigrants, directing local police to determine whether people are in the country legally.Keep Reading
Along the border, fears are growing that the escalating drug violence in Mexico will spill into the United States.Keep Reading
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State and local police officers who enforce federal immigration laws are not adequately screened, trained or supervised, and the civil rights of the immigrants they deal with are not consistently protected, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general.
Alan Bersin deserved hearing, former chief maintainsKeep Reading
The clean-cut young Frenchman seemed to have everything going for him. A graduate of an elite French engineering school, he had interned at the upper-crust Rothschild bank in Paris, handled wealth management for a while on Wall Street and was accepted for a prestigious master's degree program at the University of California at Berkeley.Keep Reading
Word-of-mouth and a state law are driving a spike in businesses signing up for E-Verify, a federal database created to help them confirm their employees legally can work in the United States.Keep Reading
For lawyers offering free legal information at large immigration detention centers in remote parts of Texas, the task is difficult enough: coaching hundreds of detainees on how to represent themselves at assembly-line deportation hearings. But the lawyers soon discover a more daunting problem: many detainees are too mentally ill or mentally disabled to understand anything.Keep Reading
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday told a packed lecture hall at Arizona State University that the Obama administration is setting its sights on immigration reform.
Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced yesterday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs — including Alan Bersin as head of US Customs and Border Protection.
Stimulus funds largely go to mobile surveillanceKeep Reading
When high-ranking officials in the Obama administration traveled to Mexico Tuesday to discuss that country's role in combating border violence, one key member of the team was missing: the commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security. That's because the appointment of the president's nominee to the position, Alan D. Bersin, remains hung up in the Finance Committee of the United States Senate, where it has languished since September.Keep Reading
Lawmakers are proposing a national identification card — what they’re calling “high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security cards” — that would be required for all employees in the United States.Keep Reading
Two competing bills relating to the E-Verify employment system that tries to weed out undocumented workers drew advocates for both sides at a hearing before the Rhode Island House Committee on Labor Tuesday night.Keep Reading
A former official for the US Department of Homeland Security was convicted today of encouraging her illegal immigrant housekeeper to remain in the country.Keep Reading