A note scrawled in red ink on a page in Malik’s application reads: “applicant is pregnant due on 05-21-15,” a congressional official who has reviewed her immigration record said Monday.
The Pentagon is considering increasing the pace and scope of cyberattacks against Islamic State, arguing that more aggressive efforts to disable the extremist group’s computers, servers and cellphones could help curtail its appeal and disrupt potential terrorist attacks.
An increased number of Republican voters, at least for now, have seized on Fiorina as an antidote to Donald Trump’s bombastic style and headline-grabbing quips.
Called “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf,” among the terrorist leader’s documents are works by Noam Chomsky and sports dieting tips.
Jeh Johnson has a stern message for Republicans who would play games with Homeland Security funding.
Senator Feinstein is taking on the CIA as Democratic control of the Senate draws to a close.
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Passengers flying to the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken countries will have to fly into one of five designated American airports for additional screening, including having their temperature taken, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday. The restriction was immediately criticized by House Republicans who want […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House is considering a proposal that would allow Honduran children to apply for admission to the United States as refugees or on humanitarian grounds while still in their native country. It is one of several plans under review to deter Central American kids from making […]
By Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russia forces, according […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the beefed-up federal presence during a sometimes-acrimonious congressional hearing in which Republicans blamed a […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of abuse and use of force by armed border agents, officials said. James F. Tomscheck, who has held the post […]
By Brian Bennett and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the midterm elections. Under a […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Under pressure from lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he was reviewing the release from jail of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and faced deportation. The Department of Homeland Security last year released 36,007 such immigrants who had been […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who took more than 200 teenagers captive and threatened to sell them into slavery. Imagery from […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican star and possible 2016 presidential candidate, said Sunday that he does not believe human activity is causing climate change. “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” […]