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New Cyber Security Center at DHS

By   /  October 31, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Today, Voice of America News reports that the Department of Homeland Security has opened a new National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. The center will be focused on averting cybersecurity breaches by hackers and state actors. Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications, Gregory Schaffer, said that this center will improve the efficiency and effectivness of […]

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Homeland's ICE target La Familia cartel; take down 1200

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

More than 300 were arrested in two days during “Operation Coronado,” involving Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, targeting the infamous La Familia Mexican drug cartel. Federal, state and local law enforcement colaborated over a 44 month period to arrest 1,200 on narcotics related charges. Along with the arrests, 11.7 tons of drugs […]

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AP Reports on Renewal, Expiration of Patriot Act Provisions

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported on three Patriot Act provisions which are set to expire later this year, two of which will be renewed and modified by a House bill (introduced Tuesday). The provision for tracking a “lone wolf” (terror suspect operating independently of any terrorist organization) will be eliminated. Although the Justice Department has […]

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DHS announced reforms for immigrant detention

By   /  October 12, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Department of Homeland Security announced a seven-fold plan to centralize control of facilities used to hold detained immigrants, improve access to medical care, and improve care for special populations, among other goals. Read more at dhs.gov. Read a critique of current detention practices at hrw.org.

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