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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson provided new details Wednesday about an unprecedented series of Kremlin-sponsored cyberattacks in a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He warned lawmakers that such attacks "are going to get worse before they get better." (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, with U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa, back right, speaks during a news conference about the security for the presidential inauguration and activities related to it, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC) in Dulles, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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The tiny West African nation of The Gambia has refused to take back nearly 2,000 deportees from the U.S., which led to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refusing to grant some Gambians visas to visit the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to criticize sanctuary cities and told Congress not to try to pass laws forcing cooperation, saying it could conflict with the Constitution, and it won't win over the hearts of reluctant communities. (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the stark number of missed contraband items looked bad "out of context," but said the tests were important in trying to advance TSA's mission. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speak during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's Annual Candlelight Vigil, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen Richard Durbin, D-Ill. questions Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during the committee's hearing on oversight of the Homeland Security Department. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) **FILE**

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged at Tuesday's hearing that 282 people have had to be kicked out of the amnesty program because of criminal convictions or gang ties that were later discovered. That was out of a population of more than 600,000 who were approved. (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who held a press conference to highlight other dangers of letting the department's funding to lapse, said "The clock is ticking." (Associated Press)

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson waits to speaks about the agency's budget and cybersecurity at the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee session during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation as a result of a federal court ruling issued late Monday. Mr. Johnson said his agency will work to protect parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents while the legal process continues. (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the impact of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, in this Dec. 2, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat (right), and Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican (left), asked about federal policy and the usage of simulator towers in a joint letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. (Associated Press)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at the Professional Services Council Thursday about his department's implementation efforts related to President Barack Obama's action on immigration, and his need for a fully funded budget. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama talks with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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During an intense grilling session on Capitol Hill, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson disagreed with President Obama's 2010 assertion that amnesty would lead to a new surge in illegal border crossings from Mexico. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

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Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), left, and Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), right, arrives before U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies on "the Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security" in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), center, questions U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, foreground, as he testifies on "the Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security" in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson arrives to testify on "the Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security" in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies on "the Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security" in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)