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Jan 26, 2017

Lawsuit: ICE agent raided restaurant to help rival

In July, 2013, Homeland Security investigators raided a popular Las Vegas Korean supper club, detaining its employees for intense hours-long interrogations. According to a lawsuit, they were acting under orders of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, who portrayed it as a place of “prostitution and human trafficking.” Then, with no federal court order […]

Feb 26, 2016

Littler Mendelson sponsors upcoming ‘active shooter’ seminar at Nazareth College

What would you do if you were there when the mass shootings happened in Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, the Washington Navy Yard, or Aurora, Colo.? Unfortunately it’s a question we all probably should consider, experts say. “Everybody thinks it could never happen in their work environment, but unfortunately, while statistically rare, these incidents happen,” said […]

Jun 12, 2015

Officials: Hack exposed up to 14M federal records

WASHINGTON — As many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation, a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed. The newer estimates put the number of compromised records at between […]

Mar 2, 2015

Homeland Security not only area of Congress’ dysfunction

WASHINGTON — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over rolling back President Barack Obama’s immigration policies on a bill providing money for the Departm[...]

Feb 9, 2015

What are risks if Homeland Security shuts down?

WASHINGTON — Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s budget will shut off. To hear Democrats and many Republicans tell it, the result would be unacceptable risks to U.S. security at a […]

Jul 17, 2014

New program supports national priority

Monroe Community College has developed a one-year homeland security certificate program to prepare individuals to effectively prevent and respond to a broad range of incidents — from cyberattacks and acts of violence to terrorism and other manmade disasters. Program participants get an overview of historical and current threats to homeland security and become trained in […]

Nov 14, 2013

DHS nominee to focus on leadership vacancies

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale is more critical currently than the department’s core counterterrorism mission. In answers to questions leading up to his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeh Johnson deviated from his predecessors’ stated priorities by listing counterterror[...]

Jan 4, 2012

Ohio man admits part in sex trafficking

Johnny Ray Davis, most recently a resident of Ohio, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to making a false statement to officers of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Assistant U.S. […]

Aug 23, 2011

DHS announces deportation case review

In a letter obtained from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secretary Janet Napolitano notified Majority Leader Harry Reid and 21 other members of Congress that an interagency team is beginning the task of prioritizing all deportation cases.

Aug 9, 2011

ICE to state: Opting out is not an option

Although the State of New York notified the Department of Homeland Security of its intent to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton informed Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week ...

Jun 2, 2011

Secure Communities suspension supported

This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office told the Department of Homeland Security that New York will suspend its participation in the federal Secure Communities program. Pursuant to the program, DHS used the fingerprint records ...

Jun 1, 2011

Reps fight for New York funds

Western New York representatives are asking the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider its decision to remove Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse from eligibility in the Urban Area Security Initiative program for 2011.

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