... changes for the first time, the Department of Homeland Security remains hampered by personality conflicts, bureaucratic bottlenecks and an atmosphere of demoralization, undermining its ability to protect the nation against terrorist attack, according to current and former administration officials and independent experts...
[...list of problems...]
...The department's investigative arm,...
I know a governor who's not going to be happy with this:
State Rep. Michael Lamoureux has proposed legislation aimed at reducing illegal immigration problems in the state.
Lamoureux, a Republican from Russellville, is a sponsor of House Bill 1012, a proposal that would allow local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
North Carolina examiners should not aggressively investigate illegal immigrants who might be seeking fraudulent driver's licenses, a top state executive suggested in a memo nearly two years after the Sept.
... the nation's safety net, the Department of Homeland Security's former internal watchdog warns.
Clark Kent Ervin, who served as the department's inspector general until earlier this month, said in an interview last week that airport security isn't tight enough and that little has been done to safeguard other f
... should ask the next candidate for Department of Homeland Security chief the most important question for the job: Will you enforce the law against border trespassers?
...Yet fear of offending the race and rights lobbies has trumped national security at DHS.
Heather MacDonald has a new column discussing, among other things, political correctness, Norm Mineta, the Temecula illegal alien sweeps, and our porous northern border:
...A glance at a tiny section of the northern border, separating Vermont and a small part of New York from Canada, makes clear how lackluster the government's response to illegal entry remains.
Chuck Henry - yes, Chuck Henry - reports for KNBC. Apparently the video of the story is available at the link:
DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- It's no secret that people sneak into the United States from Mexico every day. But what has been kept under wraps is exactly who is coming in. NBC4's Chuck Henry went deep in the Arizona desert to find out.
It's a place that used to go by the name "Cocaine Alley"...
... sites around the clock.
The US Department of Homeland security has given the El Paso Police Department a $400,000 grant...
El Paso Police worked with Homeland Security officials to determine potentially terrorist sensitive areas along the border.
This article from Oregon was written before the debates. It doesn't have much more than the title tells you and it falsely states that the country is divided on immigration. No, the great majority of Americans favor an end to illegal immigration. On the other side are the elites.
Athens, Texas is a no doubt quaint small town 75 miles southeast of Dallas:
Athens Police contacted the FBI office in Tyler Tuesday after a routine traffic stop led to a national security concern.
In the course of the stop, several forms of identification for the same individual were discovered...
At approximately 8:30 a.m., APD Patrolman Ron McCurry stopped the male suspect, 48-year-old Qamar...
The department of Customs and Border Protection - part of the DHS - wants our border guards to stress the customer services aspects of their job. You'd think they would want to stress, oh, I dunno, security instead of etiquette, but I guess that wouldn't be "compassionate."
Remember, this is not an article from the Onion. The WashTimes' "Border agents put on happy face" has excerpts from a new...
... and announced he is asking the Department of Homeland Security to take a hard look at the issue.
"If these people were being released in your neighborhood I am sure you would be outraged. This is happening in the communities I represent and I am outraged," Bonilla said in a letter Thursday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge...
... attacks, and many say morale in the Department of Homeland Security is low, according to a poll released Monday.
A slim majority - 53% - of Border Patrol agents and immigration inspectors say they believe the country is safer, and 44% believe it is no safer or less safe, the survey of 1,000 officers found.
New labor rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would muzzle internal critics of the Border Patrol by making it easier to punish and fire agents, who have often been vocal critics of management policies, union officials said...
"People aren't going to be willing to talk. It's going to have a very chilling effect," T.J.
Annie Jacobsen is back with "Another Passenger from Flight 327 Steps Forward With Disturbing New Details":
A few days ago, WomensWallStreet.com received an important email. It was from Billie Jo Rodriguez, another passenger who was on Northwest Airlines flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on June 29. Billie Jo is a Certified Public Accountant living in Oxnard, California. She had some...
According to Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough:
U.S. border agents since October have picked up five Arabs trying to cross into the United States illegally from Mexico, according to U.S. officials. The arrests are raising new concerns that al Qaeda terrorists are trying to enter the country from Mexico.
However, officials at the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection section...
WND reports on John and Ken's valiant efforts:
Border Patrol agents who executed highly popular roundups of illegal aliens in Southern California last month — the first of their kind in recent memory — say they've been told to stop such enforcement action, and the Bush administration official in charge of the immigration enforcement has refused to say if there would be additional...
... Hutchinson, Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Trey wants you to use a generic e-mail address, where you letters may or may not be seen. If you get a chance, why not give Trey a call and remind him who pays his salary.
... which is rather important.]
The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly threatened to bar KFI reporters from DHS news conferences. KFI, at 640AM in Los Angeles (kfi640.com), is one of most listened-to news-talk stations in the country and can be heard throughout Southern California and on the Internet.
The DHS will reportedly deny KFI reporters access unless KFI hosts John & Ken stop...
The LAPD and the BICE busted a drop house in Watts in which over 110 illegal aliens were held captive. The house is 1100 square feet, and the doors were chained shut while the smugglers demanded more money. 88 of the aliens are now in BICE custody awaiting deportation.
The smugglers escaped, and the aliens are out thousands of dollars.
While we can occasionally bust drop houses, the more...
[As you read the following, recall that in FY2002, just 13 (thirteen) companies were fined for immigration violations. That's drastically down from prior years.]
From Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)'s site:
A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the Bush Administration to add $850 million in funding to the federal budget to assist states with the cost of incarcerating undocumented criminal...
Via Drudge comes this report:
The Pinellas school system is ready to approve a new technology that uses student fingerprints to keep track of who is riding school buses.
Beginning in the fall, the fingerprint system would identify students as they board and leave.
... replaced with new bureaus of the Department of Homeland Security tomorrow.
The report '2 agents targeted by INS in Maine' discusses how two INS agents were targeted for an internal probe after telling a newspaper that they'd been assigned to desk jobs rather than being able to go out and enforc
I created a thread here about the Dallas Morning News article "Mexican ID opens doors for undocumented workers in U.S." (link). The subtitle of the article is 'Critics say 'matricula' is a tool to facilitate illegal immigration', which in a way summarizes the whole article: it's mostly pro-Matricula Consular, with a few anti-MC comments thrown in for a semblance of balance.
Of particular note:...