Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently testified that he's unaware of any plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to cross into the United States thorugh Mexico.
Republicans in the House and the Senate introduced a series of bills last week that would allow the government to strip the passports and citizenship of Americans who join foreign terrorist organizations.
Another wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the United States from Central America is likely to occur before long, an expert on Central America and organized crime said Sept. 12 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The Justice Department's inspector general reviewed those cases and identified 12 individuals who appeared to be detained under potentially questionable circumstances. After an extensive review of each case, the IG concluded that the FBI acted appropriately.
DHS made the concessions in a settlement with 11 individuals who sued the government because they say they were coerced into agreeing to leave the country voluntarily.
Women can claim asylum on the basis of being in abusive marriages that they're unable to escape in their home countries, the top U.S. immigration appeals body recently ruled.
DHS' Science and Technology Directorate is seeking input from other federal, state, local, local, territorial, nongovernmental and private-sector organizations to help develop the "big picture" plan and define core "North Star" visionary goals.
The Transportation Security Administration's TSA PreCheck program has enrolled more than half a million travelers since it was launched in December. The Customs and Border Protection's has enrolled more than three million travelers in its Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs.
The United States should work with Mexico and Central American nations to find regional solutions to the violence and economic stagnation that's spurring the migration of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and others to cross the Texas border, according to a policy brief by a nonpartisan think tank.
Countering domestic terrorism appears to have become a top priority again at the Justice Department, according to a brief from the Congressional Research Service.