Mexican leaders scolded their American counterparts on Thursday for President Trump's new immigration policies, using an initial meeting to register their displeasure and demand that the U.S. not increase the number of people deported to Mexico.
Homeland & Cybersecurity
The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.
By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times
President Trump downplayed Monday the chaos at airports caused by the new extreme vetting program, saying in a series of Twitter posts that only a small number of travelers were delayed by the screening but other issues caused "big problems." Published January 30, 2017
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday said President Trump's new orders on immigration are "scaring people" and no replacement for comprehensive immigration reform.
One of Capitol Hill's most adamant privacy proponents demanded answers from the head of the Department of Homeland Security this week amid recent reports of Americans and foreigners alike having their smartphones and social media accounts searched and seized at international border crossings.
Hackers responsible for recently compromising financial organizations around the globe purposely included Russian words and commands in the malicious code they used in a bid to befuddle investigators, cybersecurity researchers said Monday.
Eleven people got through security without being screened Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to an NBC News report.
President Trump isn't backing off his remarks about Sweden's refugee troubles, accusing the news media Monday of being the ones who got the story wrong.
Nationals from seven countries listed on a travel ban issued by President Trump have participated in ongoing terrorist plots against the U.S., according to congressional and law enforcement reports that challenge the widely circulated media criticism that no one from those nations has ever staged an attack on American soil.
The Department of Homeland Security said it has launched a multi-faceted attempt to defend the nation's computer networks from hackers in light of witnessing a dramatic surge recently with respect to the number of crippling cyberattacks being waged against internet infrastructure.
A teenager hacker was sentenced in D.C. federal court Wednesday for a slew of cybercrimes committed against President Trump, Michelle Obama and former CIA Director John Brennan, among others.
Microsoft's president and chief legal officer called on the world's governments Tuesday to adopt a "Digital Geneva Convention" intended to safeguard civilians from state-sponsored cyberattacks.
President Trump forced Michael Flynn to resign as national security adviser because of broken trust, not broken laws, the White House said Tuesday, trying to clean up the mess after the first major shake-up of the administration.
Homeland Security netted more than 680 immigrants last week in the first major series of raids since President Trump took office, sparking a feverish response from advocates who said agents went after rank-and-file migrants whom the Obama administration had considered off limits.
President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn't see eye to eye on immigration and refugees, but the two leaders still pledged Monday to work together to keep their countries safe from terrorism.
At least 72 convicted terrorists came from the seven countries President Trump targeted in his extreme vetting executive order, according to a new report this weekend that directly undercut part of the courts' rulings halting the program.
The Trump administration is approaching a crossroads in the battle over sanctuary cities with a decision due next month on where to build a new FBI headquarters.
President Trump said late Friday that he will likely issue a new executive order on extreme vetting of migrants early next week, following a federal appeals court ruling against his earlier order to temporarily bar people from seven terror-prone nations.
Advocates who work to protect persecuted groups say there is a "blind spot" in the West concerning the plight faced by Christians around the world -- a shortsightedness evident in the overwhelmingly negative reaction to President Trump's executive order granting preferred refugee status to persecuted religious minorities.
The State Department has more than doubled the rate of refugees from Iraq, Syria and other suspect countries in the week since a federal judge's reprieve, in what analysts said appears to be a push to admit as many people as possible before another court puts the program back on ice.
A federal appeals court upheld a temporary restraining order blocking President Trump's extreme vetting policy Thursday night, delivering another legal setback for the new administration.
A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.
Attorneys who sued the Trump administration over the president's executive order on travel and refugees aren't waiting for a ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to make their next move.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's years-long stint inside London's Ecuadorian Embassy may soon come to an end pending the results of an imminent election, The Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
President Trump's own loose campaign rhetoric may be coming back to bite him, after a federal court said his brash call for a Muslim ban is "potential evidence" that could be used against him in the legal battle over his new extreme vetting executive order.
President Trump said Wednesday that Americans can "never" have the safety and security they're entitled to if the administration loses the legal battle over his "extreme vetting" immigration executive order.
Most voters say they oppose President Trump's recent move to suspend travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, with more saying they do not support other aspects of Mr. Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order, according to a poll released this week.
The administration defended President Trump's extreme vetting executive order in both the courts and Congress on Tuesday, saying that while the rollout may not have gone well, the president acted within his legal powers.
The lack of a border wall is "a gaping wound" in the country's defenses, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Tuesday, saying Border Patrol officials in the ground in Texas and Arizona can point to exact spots where fencing is needed right now.
Ahead of a scheduled court hearing later Tuesday, the White House expressed confidence that President Trump's immigration order halting travel from seven majority-Muslim nations will be upheld.
The White House said it is "absolutely not" backing down on President Trump's extreme vetting executive order as Justice Department attorneys asked an appeals court Monday to lift a restraining order that left the policy in limbo and sparked a major test of the new administration's powers.
An activist lawyer on Monday accused the Seattle judge who halted President Trump's extreme vetting executive order of a "dangerous political stunt," saying the president was right in chiding the judge for a "ridiculous" ruling.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said it was "somewhat sad" to see a judge "go rogue" after a court blocked the administration's executive order suspending travel from seven majority-Muslim nations late last week.
The administration was scrambling for a new strategy over the weekend after federal courts put much of President Trump's extreme-vetting executive order on ice, setting up an intense legal battle over the next few days.
President Trump said Sunday that he'd considering withholding federal funds to California if state officials proceed with a proposal to create a "sanctuary state" for illegal immigrants.
When senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway misspoke and described a terrorist "massacre" in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it was a garbled reference to the fact that two Iraqi refugees who settled there turned out to be committed terrorists.
Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Friday there is a "lot of smoke" in the area of possible contacts between the Russians and associates of President Trump during last year's campaign.
President Trump defended his blunt talk with world leaders Thursday as a necessary change in American leadership to protect the U.S. from dangerous illegal immigrants, while senior lawmakers in both parties scrambled to minimize the potential diplomatic fallout, and one top Democrat even called on the president to apologize to allies.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he hopes President Trump's pledged wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is completed within two years.
With a population of 6 million and historically the most prosperous of the seven majority-Muslim nations on President Trump's contentious executive order curbing travel and refugee flows, oil-rich Libya stands out as the smallest and the wealthiest country in the group.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration this week to stop blocking travelers trying to reach the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, delivering the latest and largest blow yet to the president's new extreme vetting policy.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus says President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees is blocking a senior Iraqi military official from traveling to the U.S. to meet with his American counterparts.
Nearly half of Americans -- 49 percent -- agree with President Trump's executive order to temporarily restrict travel from seven majority-Muslim countries, compared to 41 percent who disagree, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released this week.
Faith community leaders have been among the most vocal critics of President Trump's executive order granting persecuted religious minorities around the world -- including some victims of genocide -- preferred refugee status, despite longstanding international law citing religious persecution as a criterion to determine who qualifies as a refugee.
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab in 2012 was among the first Iraqi refugees to enter the U.S. after President Obama lifted a six-month freeze on such entries as his aides tightened a shaky vetting process.
Former acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates was cheered Tuesday by Democrats thrilled with her refusal to enforce President Trump's executive order on refugees, but she wasn't always as picky when it came to White House directives.
President Trump's executive order on immigration and temporary ban on visas for some Muslim-majority countries is meeting with rising condemnation from leaders in Europe, Africa and the Islamic world.
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump, said there's no evidence he colluded with Russia during last year's campaign, but he did acknowledge that he got an indirect heads-up that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sitting on politically explosive material.
The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of its top two draft picks and ordered to pay nearly $2 million in damages to the Houston Astros on Monday as punishment for a hacking scheme perpetrated by the baseball team's former scouting director, Chris Correa.
President Trump said Tuesday the hacking of the Democratic National Committee stands out as a "good example" of the need for effective cyber security measures throughout private industry and the federal government.
On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining IS ranks.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that the administration wants Republican senators to "be there" for President Trump and support him, after GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they feared Mr. Trump's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order would become a "self-inflicted wound" in the fight against terror.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Monday he plans to ask for a delay on the confirmation vote of Rex Tillerson, President Trump's secretary of state pick, in the wake of the administration's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order and resulting fallout.
The White House said Monday that officials moved the way they did on the "extreme vetting" immigration executive order because of security purposes, that everything is now "flowing perfectly" and that only a small percentage of travelers were affected.
WikiLeaks came to the defense of the website's most well-known source Thursday after President Trump lashed out at convicted Army leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning for reflecting on the Obama administration's shortcomings in a new op-ed published as she prepares to leave prison.
President Trump on Thursday slammed transgender intelligence secrets leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning as an "ungrateful traitor" and said Manning should not have been released from prison.
A Chicago man was sentenced to nine months in prison Tuesday for stealing intimate photographs and videos through a sophisticated hacking scheme that targeted hundreds of victims, including dozens of celebrities.
President Trump will visit the Homeland Security Department on Wednesday as part of what he called a big push on national security -- and said building his border wall is still part of that.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he's impressed with some of the national security picks that President Trump has made, but that Mr. Trump's brash public persona is still an ongoing factor in terms of perceptions around the world.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday commended Mexican officials for helping capture and facilitate the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States last week.
The government's new system that grants citizenship has "alarming" security breaches, including allowing immigrants to be approved without a full FBI background check, the Homeland Security inspector general said Monday in an "urgent" warning telling the government to put everything on hold.
Police and protesters clashed in the nation's capital during Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies Friday - leading to more than 200 arrests after a faction of anti-establishment activists smashed storefront windows and threw bricks at law enforcement.
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From The Vault
The nation has lost counterterrorism and surveillance capabilities due to the revelations by leaker Edward Snowden, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said Monday at a cybersecurity forum.