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MS-13 in U.S. Not Violent Enough, Say Salvadoran Gang Leaders

Congressional staffers said that Salvadoran leaders of the notorious MS-13 gang are frustrated that their members in the U.S. are not violent enough. The comments came after a recent visit to El Salvador by the House Homeland Security Committee’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee.

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House Committee Approves $10B for Border Wall

The House Homeland Security Committee approved a $10 billion funding package for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall construction. The bill could be attached to legislation being debated to replace President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Border Wall ‘Well Underway’ Within Two Years, Says DHS Secretary

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told lawmakers he expects construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall to be “well underway” within two years. The wall will be built in sections with priority given to areas were current gaps exist.

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EXCLUSIVE: Feds Should Reimburse Texas for Border Security Expenses, Say Congressmen

Two key congressional leaders told Breitbart Texas the federal government should reimburse the Lone Star State for border security expenditures. The comments from two committee chairmen follows a request from Texas House Republican leadership requesting reimbursement of $2.8 billion spent by the state on defending the state’s southern border with Mexico.

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DHS Plans to Increase Scrutiny of Social Media Posts by Visa Applicants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to increase scrutiny of social-media posts by visa applicants before certain individuals are permitted to enter the United States, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has learned from a person familiar with the plan.

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Report: Dozens of Americans Have Reentered U.S. After Joining ISIS

Many of the estimated 250 Americans who have traveled overseas since 2011 to join or try to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have been able to reenter the United States without being arrested or monitored, reveals a report issued by the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Immigration Expert: McCaul’s House Border Security Bill ‘An Empty Green Suit’

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy at the Center Immigration Studies calls the border security bill proposed by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) that will be considered by the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday “an empty green suit.” Vaughan noted that McCaul’s bill, “proposes to spend $10 billion of taxpayer money without ensuring that a single illegal alien will be sent home.”