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  • ** FILE ** Department of Homeland Security director Jeh Johnson, right, walks to a podium after finishing a tour of the Residential Detention Facility inside the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M. on Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Pool, El Paso Times, Rudy Gutierrez)

    Feds tout nearly 200 arrests, $625K in seized cash in Texas border crackdown

    The Department of Homeland Security said agents have arrested nearly 200 and seized roughly $625,000 in cash from a month-long investigation of human smuggling into Texas — an operation that feds say only proves that they mean business with border security.


  • **FILE** Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference in Washington on March 18, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Jeh Johnson pressed on $190M contract to company amid fraud probe

    Two top lawmakers demanded Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson explain why one of his federal agencies signed a contract for up to $190 million with a background check company the government is already targeting for fraud.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's declaration that "The border is secure" signals congressional gridlock over tens of thousands of children and families who have surged across the border this year. (Associated Press)

    Harry Reid declares border 'secure'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pronounced the southwestern border "secure" Tuesday, rejecting a bipartisan push to strengthen enforcement and swiftly deport many of the children surging across the border illegally.


  • Faith leaders respond to immigration crisis

    As politicians debate the merits of President Obama's funding request, faith leaders respond to the immigration crisis with petitions and prayer.


  • Some U.S.-bound air travelers must turn on phones

    Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.


  • Demonstrators on opposing sides of the immigration debate are separated by police officers Friday outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California. The town was the latest flashpoint for standoffs over the transport of illegal minor immigrants.  (Associated Press)

    Republicans: Obama ignored brewing border crisis

    Republicans said Sunday that President Obama ignored the tide of illegal immigrant children pouring across the border for years and may have even invited it with his policy of deferring deportations, making him responsible for the current crisis of exploitation and violence.


  • FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say July 2 whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat. But a U.S. counterterrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Homeland Security Secretary vows to 'stem the tide' at the border

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday he thinks the U.S. can turn back the influx of illegal immigrants, particularly unaccompanied children, who are causing a crisis at the southern border.


  • United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference in Edinburg, Texas, on June 30, 2014. Johnson said he is sending an additional 150 Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector to help with a recent spike in immigrants from Central America crossing the border through the area. (Associated Press/The Monitor, Nathan Lambrecht)

    Homeland Security deploys 150 agents to Texas border

    The Department of Homeland Security is deploying 150 agents to a site in South Texas to help detect those who are crossing into America illegally, Secretary Jeh Johnson said.


  • Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee hearing regarding the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the US. Johnson told the committee he would consider "every conceivable, lawful option" to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally  from Mexico into  southern Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    DHS chief to Congress: I can't explain surge of illegal immigrant children

    Smuggling cartels are using the surge of illegal immigrant children as a smoke screen to distract the Border Patrol, leaving gaps in security that the gangs then use to slip more drugs or known criminals into the country, the chief of the Border Patrol's labor union will tell Congress on Wednesday.


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