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DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Comply or Get Subpoenaed

The Department of Justice has demanded that 23 jurisdictions in the U.S. provide documents that would show whether they are withholding information on illegal immigrants from the department. Federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG awards.. “I… Keep Reading

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Border Walls Around the World – What’s the Utility of a Wall?

President Trump’s commitment to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border continues to polarize both Congress and bilateral ties with our southern neighbor. While Democrats argue walls don’t work and even many Republicans question the $21.6 billion price tag, both concerns are overwrought. While critics say there is no utility in a border wall, countries… Keep Reading

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Short Shutdown Has Little Impact on Defense Firms

Timing is everything. Three days — including a weekend — is not quite enough to cause production problems that really hurt. Just days into the U.S. government shutdown in 2013, several defense companies threatened to furlough thousands of their employees whose jobs were tied to federal facilities or projects that were curtailed. This year, that… Keep Reading

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Law Enforcement, Nonprofit Partnership Tackling Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

In the summer of 2016, a group of Minnesota community leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sector joined with local and federal law enforcement agencies to form an anti-trafficking group to address the issue of sex trafficking at this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Although the group established practical goals of providing more outreach… Keep Reading

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Wray: FBI Needs ‘Back Door’ Access as ‘Major Public Safety Issue’

FBI Director Christopher Wray has called on the tech industry to create encryption “back doors” for law enforcement agencies so they can unlock seized devices. Speaking at the International Conference of Cyber Security in New York, Wray said that the FBI seized nearly 8,000 devices from suspects in FY 2017 that they are unable to… Keep Reading

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New Study Urges Skepticism About Crime Prediction Tool

COMPAS, a tool frequently used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing another crime, is no more accurate than strangers from the internet, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. The COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions) algorithm assesses a number of factors, including a defendant’s criminal record, to assess if an… Keep Reading

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DHS & DOJ Report: 75 Percent of Those Convicted on International Terrorism Charges Have Been Foreign-Born

Department of Homeland Security press release The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report revealing that three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born. Over the same period, U.S.… Keep Reading

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FBI Dismantling or Disrupting Fewer Cyber Criminal Operations

FBI agents took down or disrupted only about one-tenth as many cyber criminal operations during the 2017 fiscal year as they did three years earlier, according to annual reports. The number of cyber crime operations that FBI agents dismantled or disrupted fell from nearly 2,500 in fiscal year 2014, the first year reliable records were… Keep Reading

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DHS Blue Campaign: Awareness and Training to Fight ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

The Department of Homeland Security designated January Human Trafficking Awareness month with various activities and events to raise awareness and provide training to recognize human trafficking. “Make no mistake, human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Through use of force, fraud, or coercion, people around the world are robbed of their freedom and forced into labor or… Keep Reading

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These Page-Turners Reflect Coast Guard Commandant’s Leadership Philosophy

To start the new year, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft shared his bookshelf and his leadership philosophy with Coasties on his All Hands blog. The commandant said in a “volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time” the USCG should focus on the importance of sound leadership to move forward. The commandant’s leadership philosophy is… Keep Reading

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Brennan Center Analysis: Crime, Violent Crime & Murder Declined in 2017

All measures of crime in the 30 largest American cities — the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate — are estimated to decline in 2017 according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Crime in 2017: Updated Analysis directly undercuts any claims of a… Keep Reading

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ICE Facilities Found in Violation of Detention Standards

An Inspector General’s report has raised concerns about the treatment of detainees at ICE facilities, stating that they were often housed incorrectly, according to criminal history, and some were subjected to illegal strip searches. The report recommends that a process is developed to review this area of operations. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG),… Keep Reading

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DHS & FBI Release Details on Malicious Cyber Activity by North Korea

DHS and FBI released a pair of Joint Technical Alerts (TA17-318A and TA17-318B) that provide details on tools and infrastructure used by North Korea to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally. The North Korean government malicious cyber activity noted in these alerts is part of a… Keep Reading

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DHS Center of Excellence Announces Funding Opportunity for Border, Trade and Immigration Homeland Security Research

The Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence, has announced a new funding opportunity focused on research related to border security, trade and immigration. This opportunity, which was announced June 1, marks the third funding announcement made by the BTI Institute since… Keep Reading

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