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Thousands of Haitians who have been waiting to reunite with U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident family members in the United States will now have a chance to do so — up to two years before their immigrant visa for a green card may be issued.

Beginning next year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for eligible Haitian family members of U.S.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Cooperation between US law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of all jurisdictions after the Boston Marathon Bombing was excellent. There was an “unprecedented level of coordination,” cites Police Commissioner Edward Davis.

This smooth coordination follows years after September 11 and federal, state and local counterterrorism funding, training and preparation.

By Bill Bartel
Special to In Homeland Security

A sweeping immigration bill that includes a provision to allow millions of people illegally living in the United States to take steps toward citizenship has the initial support of Virginia’s two senators.

The bill is headed to a full Senate vote as soon as next month.

“I want to review it, but I am generally very supportive,” Sen.

By Jason Smeltzer It is no secret that the southern United States border is actively under siege. Underground tunnels are being constructed at this moment to smuggle drugs and weapons into and out of Mexico. Ruthless drug lords are waging a bloody war over territory and using brutal terror tactics. The terrorist tactics employed by the drug lords include torture, public beheadings, vicious rapes, kidnappings, shootings.