The US Secret Service told four top officials they must leave their positions, as the agency tries to recover from a string of embarrassing security failures. The shuffle comes after a critical report said the agency is “starved for leadership.”
The Department of Homeland Security secretary has announced increased vigilance regarding national security, as well as stepped-up random searches of travelers and carry-on luggage in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.
As congressional Republicans try to undo executive actions regarding immigration this week, a new report shows that US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents are quietly being trained not to arrest undocumented immigrants.
A US military veteran said joining a Kurdish group fighting Islamic State militants in Syria was as “easy” as buying an airline ticket, highlighting the simplicity with which westerners have joined both Islamic State and its foes.
For the first time in more than six decades, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were caught by the US Border Patrol attempting to cross the American border in 2014, according to a study by Pew Research Center.
President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people from deportation, has prompted hard-line Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio to challenge the measure in court Monday.
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
The premiere of ‘The Interview’, the comedy ridiculing the North Korean leadership, has been canceled in New York, allegedly due to a 9/11-style terror threat. But US security officials say “there is no credible intelligence” of an attack at this time.
A Chinese national has been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing military documents when he tried to fly to China last month. The stolen documents concerned new material developments for military aircraft from major defense contractors.
New federal policing rules will expand protections against racial and ethnic profiling to include gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. US Attorney General Eric Holder hopes local law enforcement adopt the guidelines.
President Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents or spouses of legal residents.