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Despite Obama’s promise, more deportations follow minor crimes
Although President Obama has declared his deportation policies are targeting criminals and those negatively affecting their communities, new data analyzed by the New York Times suggests a large majority have only committed minor crimes.

07.04.2014 14:39

​Immigrant detainees resume hunger strike at Washington private prison
Around 70 detainees at a privately-run immigration holding prison in Tacoma, Washington have refused meals, reigniting a hunger strike that hundreds of inmates participated in earlier this month, Reuters reported.

26.03.2014 03:13

​Border agent assaulted three surrendering female immigrants before committing suicide
A United States border agent kidnapped and assaulted a woman, her daughter, and another girl late Wednesday as the three undocumented Honduran immigrants attempted to surrender, authorities say. The agent then committed suicide early Thursday morning.

15.03.2014 00:01

Obama wants undocumented immigrants deported ‘more humanely’
President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he has ordered a review of US deportation practices in order to see if they can be processed “more humanely within the confines of the law.”

14.03.2014 16:02

US power grid could be knocked out by a handful of substation attacks, says report
The entire US power grid could be shut down for more than a month if just nine of the over 55,000 electric substations placed throughout the nation were sabotaged by terrorists or other criminals, according to a new report.

14.03.2014 00:51

​Border agents criticized for use of deadly force in report agency shielded from Congress
US Border Patrol agents have purposely stepped in front of moving cars to justify shooting at drivers and used firearms against people throwing rocks across the border from Mexico, according to an independent review of 67 cases that resulted in 19 deaths.

27.02.2014 21:44

Homeland Security cancels national license plate tracking plan
Only days after the US Department of Homeland Security began seeking a company to help it track license plates nationwide, the agency has reportedly canceled the initiative over civil liberties concerns.

20.02.2014 17:16

Seattle considering $1.6 million facial recognition surveillance system
Privacy advocates in the Pacific Northwest are squaring off with local police over plans to install a system that would link surveillance camera video with databases containing photographs of hundreds of thousands of area residents.

20.02.2014 15:28

TSA wants new generation of scanners
Air travel in America might soon become a lot easier: the Department of Homeland Security wants companies to develop a security scanner that won't require airline passengers to disrobe ahead of departure.

13.02.2014 17:13

White House unveils cybersecurity standards for private businesses
The White House on Wednesday released the final version of the voluntary cybersecurity standards that President Barack Obama called for the creation of exactly one year ago in an effort to reduce risks to the United States’ critical infrastructure.

12.02.2014 16:29

​Court ruling shields public safety info due to potential ‘terrorists’
A US appellate court decision this week could allow federal agencies to withhold public safety information related to crucial infrastructure concerns or environmental disasters because of potential nefarious use by “terrorists or criminals.”

25.01.2014 00:58

Google Glass moviegoer detained for hours on suspicion of piracy
A man attending a movie on Saturday at an AMC theater in Columbus, Ohio was pulled from a theater, detained, and questioned for over two hours by US Dept. of Homeland Security special agents tasked with fighting piracy - all for wearing Google Glass.

22.01.2014 02:44

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