Borders & Immigration
Advocates for Central American mothers and children being held in detention in the United States while seeking asylum had hoped that someone from the White House, or maybe the National Security Council, would show up at a Monday hearing of international human rights monitors.
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.
Editor, In Homeland Security
The U.K. is beefing up its airport security after a U.S. report cited that terrorists may be developing bombs that could elude current screening systems.
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.