Category Archives: Homeland Security

Imprisoning undocumented immigrants isn’t ‘national security’ – it’s cruelty

Imprisoning undocumented immigrants isn’t ‘national security’ – it’s cruelty These detentions seem to be a repeat of the Japanese American internment camps – an ugly part of US history Innocent children and families are being detained just like Japanese Americans … Continue reading

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Study: Private contracts encourage federal immigrant detentions

Study: Private contracts encourage federal immigrant detentions Quotas create incentive for authorities to detain more immigrants than they would otherwise need to, report says June 11, 2015 6:30PM ET by Tom Kutsch @tomkutsch A system of local quotas for privately … Continue reading

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McCaskill, Portman Raise Oversight Concerns Over $90 Million in Equipment Contracts at U.S. Ports of Entry

United States Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 30, 2015 Contact: Sarah Feldman (McCaskill): 202-228-6263 Caitlin Conant (Portman): 202-224-5190 McCaskill, Portman Raise Oversight Concerns Over $90 Million in Equipment Contracts at U.S. Ports of Entry In letter to U.S. Customs and … Continue reading

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Military Contractors Hope To Turn Border Into New Cash Cow

Roque Planas Become a fan roque.planas@huffingtonpost.com Military Contractors Hope To Turn Border Into New Cash Cow Posted: 04/28/2015 2:29 pm EDT Updated: 04/28/2015 3:59 pm EDT PHOENIX — A two-foot metal snake with a tiny but powerful camera at the … Continue reading

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Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico

Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico Dylan Baddour | April 13, 2015 | Updated: April 13, 2015 6:00pm Internal documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety raise questions about the legality of privately-contracted border protection efforts, the Austin … Continue reading

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‘Fat Leonard’ Procurement Scandal Takes Down Three Rear Admirals

‘Fat Leonard’ Procurement Scandal Takes Down Three Rear Admirals Feb 11, 2015 00:26 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff The Secretary of the Navy issued letters of censure to three rear admirals – all of whom are retiring – for … Continue reading

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Why Is an Israeli Defense Contractor Building a ‘Virtual Wall’ in the Arizona Desert?

Why Is an Israeli Defense Contractor Building a ‘Virtual Wall’ in the Arizona Desert? Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Schivone January 26, 2015 A Border … Continue reading

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The Operators of America’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center Have A History of Inmate Abuse

The Operators of America’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center Have A History of Inmate Abuse By Taylor Wofford 12/20/14 at 4:50 PM Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of … Continue reading

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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com By Nextgov Staff December 18, 2014 15 Comments This story has been updated.  The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may … Continue reading

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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack By Nextgov Staff 3:22 PM ET This story will be updated.  The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed … Continue reading

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