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Fed Tech Slowed ICE Agents Tracking Visa Overstays, Report Finds

A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows just how much the federal government has done to handicap ICE agents who are working to find those who are illegally in the country because of visa overstays. Estimates reveal there are 1.2 million of these individuals in the country. Two of the 9/11 terrorists overstayed their visas.

Tech Limitations Hinder ICE Enforcement of Visa Overstays

A recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report reveals the information technology (IT) used by the government is ineffective to keep tabs on those who overstay visas. Moreover, the lag also causes a delay in determining whether a visa holder poses a national security threat. There is a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstays.

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DHS Chief: Obama Did ‘Nothing’ to ‘Truly’ Secure Border

The U.S.-Mexico international boundary, under former President Barack Obama, was a “very, very open border almost” and illegal aliens “understood” they could enter the United States and blend into the population, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly tells CNN, noting that is no longer the case.

Family Argues Mexican National Killed by Border Patrol Had Constitutional Rights

A Mexican family whose son was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the agent violated their son’s constitutional rights by using unnecessary deadly force. A preliminary issue is whether the Constitution applies to someone who is not a citizen of the U.S. and was standing on Mexican soil at the time of the shooting.

We Need More Money to Fight Cartels, DHS Officials Tell Congress

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress they need more equipment, cutter fleets, and manpower to fight transnational drug cartels from Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. Cartels have almost unlimited funds to traffic drugs into the country, they say.

The Ronald McDonald balloon makes its way across Sixth Avenue as heavily armed police stand guard during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

DHS, FBI: Terrorists Looking to Strike Thanksgiving Parades, Black Friday

The U.S. federal government, in an alert to local law enforcement, warned that Thanksgiving parades and holiday shoppers may be targeted by “international terrorists or homegrown violent extremists,” a week after an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) magazine cited New York City’s famed Thanksgiving Day Parade as “an excellent target.”

Feds Open Migrant Processing Center After Cutting Border Surveillance

Border Patrol officials in far west Texas announced the opening of an illegal immigrant processing center in response to the flood of crossings and apprehensions. The move comes as officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shut down an aerial surveillance program intended to interdict and deter such behavior.

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Ted Cruz Warns Democrats Could Have ‘Massive Wins’ in Texas

KINGWOOD, Texas – Senator Ted Cruz warned patriots gathered for a Constitution Day gathering that Democrats could have “massive wins” in the large urban counties in Texas “if one, two, or three percent stay home.” Cruz also called Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “manifestly unfit” to be president.