Special Obama Program to Reunite Central American Children With Their Parents Bogged Down in Red TapeBrendan O'Connor · 11/05/15 08:30PM
Of the more than 5,400 children, mostly from El Salvador, have applied to join their parents who are already (legally) in the United States, under the Obama administration’s Central American Minors program, established in December, not a single one has been granted entry, the New York Times reports.
Marine Arrested for Arranging Incestuous Sex with MinorsLacey Donohue · 10/01/13 07:10PM
U.S. Marine Stephen Lewis, a private first class stationed at Camp Pendleton in southern California, was arrested two weeks ago after arranging to have sex with an entire family: a man, his 12-year-old son, and his 11-year-old daughter. The only problem with this plan (aside from everything) was that he arranged for the meeting with an undercover Department of Homeland Security agent on the incest website family4love.com (note: these agents are “essential” employees during the shutdown).
Sequester Frees Thousands of Immigrants Facing DeportationMax Rivlin-Nadler · 03/02/13 12:45PM
The big winners in the enormous budget cuts that will gut the federal government: undocumented immigrants! The Department of Homeland Security has released from its jails more than 2000 immigrants who were facing deportation, well above the number that the Obama administration said would be (which is a shame for the Obama administration, which just loves deporting people).
Homeland Security Took Michael Arrington's Boat Because 'America Is Myspace'Mallory Ortberg · 02/23/13 12:09PM
All TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wanted was a simple life, with a simple boat, so that he might draw out his remaining days in peaceful aquatic seclusion. Chartering retired couples and young honeymooners on day trips, resolving the quarrels of local fisherman, nibbling on sponge cake and watching the sun bake all of those tourists covered in oil. He was done with the game, and he thought the game was done with him.
Internal Documents Show the Department of Homeland Security Tried Pretty Hard Not to Monitor Occupy Wall StreetJohn Cook · 03/21/12 12:08PM
If You Don't Want the Government to Read Your Web Site, then Don't Publish a Web SiteJohn Cook · 01/12/12 02:10PM
Matt Drudge—who can usually be found boasting about all his mouth-breathing readers—has been taking umbrage today at the revelation that Department of Homeland Security officials "monitor" his web site, along with about 200 other news and social networking sites. Or as Glenn Beck's Blaze hilariously put it, "Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists." So what do you call reading a newspaper?
How Homeland Security Helped Jamaica Massacre 73 CiviliansJohn Cook · 12/14/11 01:45PM
The New Yorker has just posted Mattathias Schwartz's excellent piece in last week's magazine on the disastrous raid to arrest Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke. At the DEA's insistence, Jamaican authorities reluctantly raided Tivoli Gardens, the West Kingston slum Coke ran as a de facto governor, two years ago. Coke didn't turn up, but Jamaican police officers killed 73 civilians, many of them allegedly in cold blood. A Department of Homeland Security surveillance plane was overhead the whole time.
Department of Homeland Security Staffer Pulls Out of Scientology EventJohn Cook · 10/21/11 03:32PM
Department of Homeland Security Totally Disses 'Anonymous'Adrian Chen · 08/04/11 12:50PM
TSA Agents Now Making Elderly Women Remove Their Adult DiapersLauri Apple · 06/26/11 12:36PM
Taking disabled people's toys, exposing women's breasts, making women remove their prosthetic breasts: seems TSA agents never stop figuring out new ways to be sadistic. Now comes word that some agents made a wheelchair-bound, 95-year-old woman with final-stage leukemia take off her adult diaper for pat-down purposes.
Homeland Security Invading a Social Media Platform Near YouSeth Abramovitch · 04/08/11 12:13AM
Remember the government's color-coded terror alert system? Sure you do. It was fun, festive, and went with everything. Well, it's history. Back in January, the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to phase out the system. So what will replace it? As of April 27, terror alerts will come in just two forms —"elevated" and "imminent"— and will be broadcast over the two most popular social networks.
Terrorists Are Going After Our Salad BarsMax Read · 12/21/10 02:02AM
Orlando's Air Marshal's Office: Racist Games and Rampant DiscriminationRemy Stern · 07/24/10 05:32PM
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Dodges Feds In New YorkAdrian Chen · 07/17/10 02:06PM
Big Brother Is Watching You Laugh at the French JudgesFoster Kamer · 02/14/10 03:30PM
This Is Not the Civil Libertarian Hero You're Looking ForJohn Cook · 04/16/09 03:01PM
Sesame Street Absorbed By Department Of Homeland SecurityMoe · 09/18/08 10:09AM
The Department of Homeland Security is employing the cast of Sesame Street to indoctrinate America's littlest citizens in the nuances of societal distrust and paranoia. This makes sense because Sesame Street is a Leninist television program produced by the socialist government and dating back to the height of fiscal crisis brought about by the reckless expansion of the welfare state to whose beneficiaries Sesame Street was engineered to placate.And the Department of Homeland Security represents the biggest expansion of government since the New Deal!
Homeland security makes it easier to hire foreign developers and supermodelsNicholas Carlson · 04/08/08 10:20AM
Score one for Lord Balaji, known to some Indian Hindus as the "Visa God." The Department of Homeland Security changed its rules Friday so as to allow U.S. businesses to employ foreigners for up to 29 months before they must obtain an H-1B visa. Previously, the limit had been 12 months — and the DHS used "emergency" provisions to avoid public review of the change. The foreigners must be students who attended American schools and earned a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, employed in their field of study. Either that or they have to supermodels, reports the WSJ. Because who said the huddled masses can't look like the Indian/Irish/French Saira Mohan?