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  • Obama lives up to pledge to slow immigrant deportations Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has failed to live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a postelection pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress. Since October, the Homeland Security Department has sent home the fewest immigrants in the country illegally since Obama took office in 2009,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a bill that extends liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks, if they give the data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The legislation must still be passed by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama to become...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is in the final stages of planning to set up a satellite office in California's Silicon Valley, aiming to build relationships with the technology industry and scout for talent there, the department's secretary said on Tuesday. "We want to convince some of the talented workforce here in Silicon...

  • DHS to set up cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:13 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that his department plans to set up a satellite office in Silicon Valley to build relationships with the technology industry and scout for talent there.

  • Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit- area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Frontier Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and Wayne County Airport Authority were named in the federal lawsuit. Hebshi of Sylvania, Ohio, was...

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. In the immediate aftermath of the December arrest, Johnson ordered a 90- day...

  • New York's TSA collected HOW MUCH in loose change?! Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    copper pennies

    The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

  • Crackdown eases on China-bound luxury car buyers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition SUV.

    Prosecutors have settled with companies buying luxury cars in the United States and reselling them overseas, reports the New York Times.

  • $1 billion but broken? DHS radio system Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California February 25, 2015.

    Border Patrol agents say the Department of Homeland Security's new $1 billion radio system is ineffective. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • US Customs seizes $65K in fake 100-dollar bills Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    Counterfeit money seized at JFK airport

    The counterfeit money was concealed in place mats and a shoe bag from Ecuador, U.S. Customs says.

  • Silicon Valley, DC at odds on security clearances Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015.

    D.C. insiders say foot-dragging by some Silicon Valley firms is making it harder to protect American companies from cyberattacks in real time.

  • Homeland funding bill passes in House   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Homeland funding bill passes in House

    The House of Representatives has passed funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the year, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • House passes Homeland Security funding Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, at the Capitol in Washington, March 3, 2015.

    The House passed a spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30, without immigration restrictions.

  • Feds raid 'maternity hotels' to bust birth tourists Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Image from a website that federal authorities say was used to recruit Chinese women to come to the U.S. to have their babies.

    California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday.

  • Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill

    CNBC's Eamon Javers gives an update on John Boehner's latest plan for on the House vote on a clean DHS funding bill.

  • GOP risks backlash from Obamacare case: Poll Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    Republicans could be viewed unfavorably if HealthCare.gov subsidies were ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, a poll found.

  • CNBC update: Ira Rennert owes $118M in damages   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Ira Rennert owes $118M in damages

    The House GOP works on stopgap measure to fund DHS, Southwest Airlines continues plane inspections and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have unclaimed money in Massachusetts, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'

    Sec. of State John Kerry is saying Russia is engaging in the most extensive propaganda campaign since the height of the Cold War, and a sinkhole swallowed two pedestrians, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.