Less than 24 hours after senators powered their immigration bill through committee, the legislation came under fire in the House, where the former head of immigration enforcement testified that it has too many loopholes that could delay enforcement, let dangerous people in, and hamstring agents from fighting illegal immigration in the future.
The chairman of the key House subcommittee that controls the Homeland Security Department's budget asked Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday to justify why the department has made major ammunition purchases in recent months, saying it's time to put rumors to rest.
Celebrity climate alarmist Al Gore has some competition. Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the ranks of high-profile folks eager to warn the world about global warming.
The Drug Enforcement Administration launched a nationwide strike against synthetic drugs this week, marking the first major federal crackdown on the easily available drugs.
Officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have proposed a new salary plan for Border Patrol agents that could cost them an average of $7,000 a year in lost pay and spark what some say would be an exodus of veteran agents to higher-paying agencies.
The U.S. ambassador to Canada is calling for smarter border security to target terrorists and smugglers and to spend "less time inspecting my grandmother."
Computer glitches prevented Homeland Security officials from checking passengers traveling into the U.S. against terrorist and criminal watch lists, leaving nearly 19,000 passengers at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend on the tarmac unable to clear customs.
BEIJING (AP) — China has promised to pursue product pirates identified by U.S. authorities in a new effort to stamp out its thriving counterfeit industry, the head of the U.S. customs agency said yesterday.
A top federal health official told Congress yesterday that federal weaknesses were exposed by the recent incident of a globe-trotting American infected with tuberculosis and called for quarantine law changes and better federal plans for notification and transporting the sick.