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  • Department of Homeland Security uses Santa Claus to promote Global Entry program
    Department of Homeland Security uses Santa Claus to promote Global Entry program
    On Dec. 23, 2014, Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) claimed that Santa Claus was enrolled in the agency’s Global Entry program. It allows expedited clearance for “pre-approved, low-risk...
  • Who’s minding the foreign student visas holders?
    Who’s minding the foreign student visas holders?
    Currently there are 1.11 million foreign students studying at nearly 9,000 educational institutions inside the U.S. And according to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) there are only 28 field representatives for the entire program...
  • Drugs coming in via commercial shipment
    Drugs coming in via commercial shipment
    It was about 11 a.m. this morning when a 36-year-old male truck driver from Mexico arrived in his tractor-trailer at the Otay Mesa, Calif. crossing with a shipment manifested as “lockers.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
  • DHS announces travel restrictions related to Ebola
    DHS announces travel restrictions related to Ebola
    On October 21, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced travel restrictions, allegedly designed “to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States.” The new measures are set to be implemented starting on Oct. 22, 2014.The...
  • ICE detention cell
    ICE, ICE, baby – immigration dance continues
    The Department of Homeland Security continues a charade, designed to create an illusion of protecting our borders, while in reality ICE is implementing a “catch and release” program.A review of internal ICE data for 2013 reveals that...
  • Global Entry: making travel easier
    For overseas travelers Global Entry is a shorter way home (15 minutes or less)
    There's a lot to complain about about air travel these days. Long lines, TSA checks, X-ray machines and many other travails of travel are all sources of angst. However there is at least onesilver lining.Particularlyfor...
  • US Department of Homeland Security
    Homeland Security says it is buying ammo in bulk to save money
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it is buying large amounts of ammunition to get "significantly lower costs," according to a letter posted online by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, on Monday.Coburn said that many of his...
  • Department of Homeland Security is officially obsolete
    Department of Homeland Security is officially obsolete
    Blaming looming budget cuts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) commenced the release of illegal immigrants from detention facilities across the country. ICE spokeswoman Gillian...
  • Border Patrol of Detroit, Michigan
    Your gadget may be subject to DHS search and seizure
    You, yes you and your gadget may be subject to search and seizure without protection of the Fourth Amendment. The Department of Homeland Security (via Threatpost 2/11/2013) has just posted an assertion that “current border search policies...
  • Border fence
    Customs Border officer, girlfriend and others plead guilty to smuggling aliens
    San Antonio FBI field office has announced a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer, his girlfriend, and two of their associates pleaded guilty today in federal court in a multi-year bribery and alien smuggling activities along...
  • Prepaid account cards
    Homeland Security in your business and your wallet
    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, (FinCEN) has authorized the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to grant Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents the authority to require anyone...
  • Global Entry Program
    More Homeland Security on your next vacation
    A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security collaboration with Loews Hotels will incorporate the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry and the TSA PreCheck program into your future hotel plans.Loews is the first U.S. hotel chain to...
  • San Ysidro Port of Entry
    FBI arrest corrupt CBP border inspector at San Diego border
    A San Diego CBP inspector was arrested while on duty and charged with wire fraud and concealing a person from arrest. The FBI Border Corruption Task Force (BCTF) arrested CBP Officer Thomas Silva, a nine-year veteran at the San Ysidro Port of...
  • 25 year old Mexican national sentenced to 37 months in prison
    25 year old Mexican national sentenced to 37 months in prison
    Rosendo Coctino-Utria, 25, from Tabasco, Mexico has been sentenced to 37 months in prison after attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S., according to a release sent by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The U.S....
  • Department of Homeland Security’s untouchables
    Department of Homeland Security’s untouchables: shielded by the badge
    A woman from South Korea is enslaved by the owner of a bar in Queens, New York. As it typically happens in cases of human sex trafficking, the captor takes away the victim’s passport and forces her into prostitution. Terrified, the woman...