On his last day in the Senate, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn issued a critical report on the Homeland Security Department, saying it's doing a substandard job from border security to counterterrorism to cybersecurity.
A former agent within the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general was sentenced Dec. 15 to more than three years in prison for impeding an internal investigation and falsifying records in the Texas field office.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended President Obama's recent executive actions on immigration Dec. 2, telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the administration has the legal authority to proceed.
The Homeland Security Department is scrapping a controversial program that was supposed to effectively identify and remove criminal aliens held by state and local law enforcement agencies and replacing it with one that's more focused.
The IG's report listed a number of challenges across the Homeland Security Department over the last year through investigations and audits, but it didn't contain any recommendations.
Immigration authorities need to better assess the cost effectiveness of an alternative-to-detention program that releases illegal aliens into the community as they await removal proceedings, congressional investigators said in a Nov. 13 report.
The Homeland Security Department's backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests nearly doubled in fiscal 2013 – rising to 51,761 – due to record-setting requests for immigration-related records, a recently released departmental report said.
A federal appeals court struck down an Arizona law Oct. 15 that denied bail to undocumented immigrants charged with certain serious felonies even if they're not a flight risk or dangerous.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's worried about foreign fighters, who go overseas to join terrorist groups, learn how to fight and return to carry out potential attacks, as well as the domestic-based "lone wolf" attacks inspired by such groups.
A federal appeals court Oct. 6 ruled that federal agents were wrong when they held two non-U.S. citizens in Massachusetts in "mandatory detention" without giving them an opportunity for bail during their immigration proceedings.