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NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 17, 2020

F.B.I. Director Warns of Russian Interference and White Supremacist Violence
The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 17, 2020

Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says
A National Guard officer called in to enforce the June crackdown on protesters testified that a top official sought out heat rays and sound cannons hours before a clash.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 17, 2020

Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on White House Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says
A National Guard officer called in to enforce the June crackdown on protesters testified that a top official sought out heat rays and sound cannons hours before a clash.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 16, 2020

Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures
Members of Congress and the D.H.S. are investigating claims by a nurse and lawyers that immigrant detainees in Georgia were complaining of unwanted procedures and rough treatment.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 14, 2020

Trump's Shredding of Civil Liberties Won't Stop With Antifa
An American was killed by federal agents and the president called it "retribution." We are so far gone.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 11, 2020

Whistle-Blower's Complaint Ignites a Smoldering Homeland Security Agency
The agency created to share information across governments is accused of distorting its intelligence to play down the threats posed by Russia and white supremacists.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 10, 2020

Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Officials of Both Parties
China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly targeting Biden campaign officials.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 09, 2020

D.H.S. Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists, Whistle-Blower Says
Brian Murphy, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence division, accused senior leaders of warping the agency around President Trump's political interests.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 09, 2020

Whistle-Blower Says D.H.S. Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists
The former head of the Homeland Security Department's intelligence division has accused three senior leaders of warping the agency around President Trump's rhetoric.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 02, 2020

Homeland Security Blocked Warnings of Russian Campaign Against Biden
The department's leaders declined to publish a memo that describing Russian attempts to question Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s health, prompting new scrutiny of political influence at the department.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Sep 01, 2020

Trump Administration Promise to Focus on Extremism Remains Unfulfilled
A year after the Department of Homeland Security promised to focus more on violent extremism, the plan to carry out that shift remains hidden while the atmosphere worsens.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 26, 2020

Trump Takes Night Off From Anti-Immigrant Talk to Swear In U.S. Citizens
Five new American citizens were stunned to be naturalized at a White House ceremony during the Republican National Convention. Some said they did not know they were being broadcast until friends called to tell them.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 26, 2020

Intelligence Officials See No Foreign Effort to Undermine Mail-In Voting
Their assessment contradicted part of President Trump's attacks on absentee voting.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 26, 2020

Border Officials Weighed Deploying Migrant ‘Heat Ray' Ahead of Midterms
Even as the Republican convention tries to soften President Trump's image, he has made it clear that the extreme immigration policies of his first four years will be central to his re-election pitch.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 20, 2020

How Bannon and His Indicted Business Partners Cashed In on Trump
The men had a history of monetizing conservative causes long before they were charged with fraud this week in a scheme to build a private border wall.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 20, 2020

Group at Center of Bannon Indictment Used Private Funds to Build Border Wall
The criminal charges were the latest twist for We Build the Wall, which had drawn praise from top Homeland Security officials while causing controversy over its construction methods.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 19, 2020

Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find
A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 19, 2020

Why Are Senate Republicans Playing Dead?
They're allowing President Trump to place loyalists in important government positions.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 16, 2020

Looming Fee Increase Could Thwart Many U.S. Citizenship Applications
The Trump administration is planning a sharp increase in the cost of naturalization this fall. Critics say it is part of a pattern intended to discourage immigration from poor nations.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 14, 2020

Top Homeland Security Officials Are Serving Illegally, G.A.O. Says
The acting secretary of homeland security, Chad F. Wolf, and his deputy, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, were appointed to their posts in violation of federal law, Congress's watchdog determined.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 13, 2020

U.S. Labels Chinese Language Education Group a Diplomatic Mission
State Department officials said the move was aimed at informing American schools of potential propaganda from the government group's programs, largely known as Confucius Institutes.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 12, 2020

Google, Facebook and Others Broaden Group to Secure U.S. Election
More tech companies met with government agencies on Wednesday to fight disinformation on social media.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 12, 2020

Google, Facebook and Others Form Tech Coalition to Secure U.S. Election
The move formalizes discussions that the companies and government agencies have been holding to fight disinformation on social media.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 10, 2020

Trump Considers Banning Re-entry by Citizens Who May Have Coronavirus
Under the proposal, the government could block a citizen or legal resident's entry if an official "reasonably believes" the person had been exposed to or was infected with the communicable disease.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 06, 2020

Homeland Security Chief Defends Deployments in Portland
Chad F. Wolf, the agency's acting secretary, told a Senate committee that tactical agents would remain in Oregon until the local police proved they could protect federal property.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 04, 2020

Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast
The federal court ruled that the Trump administration's so-called public charge rule for green card applicants could not go into effect in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 04, 2020

Meet the Official Accused of Helping Trump Politicize Homeland Security
Chad F. Wolf joined the Department of Homeland Security in its infancy to help prevent another 9/11. Now he is helping President Trump use it to achieve his political ambitions.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 04, 2020

The Arc of Homeland Security Bends Toward Trump. Chad Wolf Bends With It.
Mr. Wolf joined the Department of Homeland Security in its infancy to help prevent another 9/11. Now he is helping President Trump use it to achieve his political ambitions.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Aug 01, 2020

Homeland Security Reassigns Official Whose Office Compiled Intelligence on Journalists
Brian Murphy's office compiled reports of protesters and journalists who were covering the Trump administration's response to unrest in Portland, Ore., last month.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 31, 2020

Federal Agents Don't Need Army Fatigues
If you're an officer of the law, dress like one. Leave the soldiering to soldiers.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 31, 2020

Trump Has Been Comparing Himself to Nixon. That's Hooey.
The former president could only dream of wielding the police powers Mr. Trump has seized for himself.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 31, 2020

Trump and Nixon, Law and Disorder
The former president could only dream of wielding the police powers Mr. Trump has seized for himself.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 31, 2020

Inside the Battle for Downtown Portland
Night after night, calm gave way to chaos. See how the clashes between federal agents and protesters unfolded.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 29, 2020

Federal Agencies Agree to Withdraw From Portland, With Conditions
Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said the teams would begin a withdrawal on Thursday. Federal officials cautioned that they would withdraw only when they were confident the federal courthouse could be secured.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 28, 2020

From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests
Twin government memos show how a gung-ho federal law enforcement response to anti-racism protests may have been driven by a shaky understanding of the demonstrations' roots.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 28, 2020

Fact Check: How Violent Are the Portland Protests?
Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 28, 2020

The Hijacking of Homeland Security
A former leader of the department says Trump is politicizing the agency and putting the nation at risk.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 25, 2020

Federal Agents Push Into Portland Streets, Stretching Limits of Their Authority
Federal agents are venturing blocks from the buildings they were sent to protect. Oregon officials say they are illegally taking on the role of riot police.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 24, 2020

Videos Show How Federal Officers Escalated Violence in Portland
Peaceful protests were already happening for weeks when federal officers arrived on July 4. Our video shows how President Trump's deployment ignited chaos.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Homeland Security Dept. Admits Making False Statements in Fight With N.Y.
The surprise admission came as the Trump administration unexpectedly reversed its decision to bar New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to speed through airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Homeland Security Lets New Yorkers Back Into Global Entry Program
State residents had been barred from programs that speed travel amid a dispute over a New York law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Homeland Security Made False Statements in Fight With N.Y., Officials Admit
The surprise admission came as the Trump administration unexpectedly reversed its decision to bar New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to speed through airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Suing the Trump Administration
The president's immigration policies are bad for business.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

‘Egregious Overreaction': Portland Mayor Is Tear Gassed by Federal Officers
Federal officers tear-gassed Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland, Ore., when they sprayed protesters he had joined outside a federal courthouse.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

‘It Stings': Portland Mayor Denounces Use of Tear Gas by Federal Agents
Mayor Ted Wheeler, who scrambled to put on goggles, criticized what he called the urban warfare tactic of federal agents who were in the Oregon city to quell unrest.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Federal Agents Envelop Portland Protest, and City's Mayor, in Tear Gas
Mayor Ted Wheeler denounced federal agents for an "egregious overreaction," and official reviews were started in Washington, D.C.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 23, 2020

Federal Officers Hit Portland Mayor With Tear Gas
Mayor Ted Wheeler denounced federal officers for an "egregious overreaction." Some protesters mocked him, recalling the city police's use of tear gas on demonstrators.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 22, 2020

Painting Bleak Portrait of Urban Crime, Trump Sends More Agents to Chicago and Other Cities
The announcement came as the president painted a dark vision of crime in cities and attacked local officials who have expressed concerns about intervention by the administration.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 22, 2020

La ocupación de Trump de las ciudades estadounidenses ha comenzado
Manifestantes en Portland fueron detenidos en las calles sin orden judicial por agentes no identificados. Y se anunció que en Chicago podría suceder lo mismo. ¿Ya podemos llamarlo fascismo?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 21, 2020

Homeland Security Leaders on Defensive Amid Calls to Withdraw From Portland
The department's acting secretary met with reporters and blamed local Oregon officials amid criticism that he has gone too far to suppress protests in Portland.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 21, 2020

‘It's Terrifying': Federal Agents Confront Portland Protesters
Military-clad agents arrived under the Trump administration's executive order to protect U.S. monuments. Oregon's governor called it "a blatant abuse of power."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 21, 2020

Chaotic Scenes in Portland as Backlash to Federal Deployment Grows
The street demonstrations that have shuddered through Portland for 54 consecutive nights have drawn out a complicated mix of emotions and grievances.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 21, 2020

The Border War in Portland
How can this be a job for Homeland Security?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 21, 2020

Trump, Unleashed
What could possibly go wrong?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

Trump Threatens to Send Federal Law Enforcement Forces to More Cities
As federal agents patrol Portland and head to Chicago, Democrats call the president's plan "an American crisis," barely 100 days before the election.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

Trump's Occupation of American Cities Has Begun
Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

A Navy Veteran Had a Question for the Feds in Portland. They Beat Him in Response.
The veteran said he wanted to ask the officers whether they felt their actions violated the Constitution. Video shows them tear-gassing him and smashing his hand with baton blows.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

The Federal Crackdown on Portland Protesters
Readers object to the use of federal officers, saying the protests were largely peaceful and any problems should have been handled by local law enforcement.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

Video Shows Police Beating Portland Protester
Video shows federal officers beating a Navy veteran at protests in Portland, Ore.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 20, 2020

What Are Federal Agents Doing in Portland?
A militarized crackdown raises an outcry from local leaders: This is your morning tip sheet.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 18, 2020

Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn't Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said
Rather than tamping down persistent protests in Portland, Ore., a militarized presence from federal officers seems to have re-energized them.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 18, 2020

Federal Officers In Portland Face Rising Opposition On Streets and In Court
Rather than tamping down persistent protests in Portland, Ore., a militarized presence from federal officers seems to have reignited them.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 17, 2020

Were the Actions of Federal Agents in Portland Legal?
The Department of Homeland Security can point to federal statutes protecting property to justify the arrests of protesters in Portland, Ore., but whether they stretched the law would be up to a judge.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 17, 2020

Feds Vowed to Quell Unrest in Portland. Local Leaders Are Telling Them to Leave.
Federal authorities said they would bring order to Portland, Ore., after weeks of protests there. Local leaders believe the federal presence is making things worse.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 17, 2020

Federal Agents Unleash Militarized Crackdown on Portland
Federal authorities said they would bring order to Portland, Ore., after weeks of protests there. Local leaders believe the federal presence is making things worse.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 15, 2020

U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members
The presidential order under consideration would be based on the same statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act used in a 2017 travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 10, 2020

Leading Homeland Security Under a President Who Embraces ‘Hate-Filled' Talk
Elaine Duke, a lifelong Republican, was acting secretary of homeland security for four months in 2017.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 10, 2020

Homeland Security Turns to Defending Statues Amid Questions Over Priorities
The current leaders of the Department of Homeland Security have proved adept at following President Trump's lead. Their latest target: guarding monuments and memorials.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 03, 2020

Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jul 02, 2020

Government Seeks to Halt Release of Noncitizen Who Served Terrorism Sentence
In a test of its power to impose indefinite detention, the administration asked two appeals courts to stop a lower court from freeing a stateless man who has completed his prison term.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 25, 2020

Russian Criminal Group Finds New Target: Americans Working at Home
A hacking group calling itself Evil Corp., indicted in December, has shown up in corporate networks with sophisticated ransomware. American officials worry election infrastructure could be next.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 25, 2020

Supreme Court Says Rejected Asylum Seekers Have No Right to Object in Court
The case concerned a member of Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority who said he feared persecution and sought to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 21, 2020

The Lapses That Let a Saudi Extremist Shoot Up a U.S. Navy Base
The gunman who killed three in Florida was not directed by Al Qaeda, nor inspired solely by online ideology. He was a new kind of terrorist, harder to spot: an extremely enterprising freelancer.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 21, 2020

Public Health Experts Reject President's View of Fading Pandemic
Contrary to Trump's recent comments, specialists say, recent increases are real, and the virus is like a "forest fire" that will burn as long as there is fuel.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 19, 2020

U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance
From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 18, 2020

Trump Can't Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules
The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by shielding them from deportation and letting them work.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 17, 2020

G.O.P. Architects of the Post-9/11 Security Order Object to Trump's Heavy Hand
Top Bush administration officials and others who created antiterrorism structures after the Sept. 11 attacks are speaking out against the Trump administration's tactics against protesters.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 12, 2020

Trump Administration Moves to Solidify Restrictive Immigration Policies
The administration proposed a rule this week that would raise the standard of proof for migrants hoping to obtain asylum and is expected to propose additional visa restrictions.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 09, 2020

Senate Faults Oversight of Chinese Telecom Companies in U.S.
A multiagency group does a "minimal" job of assessing security risks posed by China Unicom, China Telecom and ComNet, investigators said.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 07, 2020

Amid Pandemic and Upheaval, New Cyberthreats to the Presidential Election
Fear of the coronavirus is speeding up efforts to allow voting from home, but some of them pose security risks and may make it easier for Vladimir V. Putin, or others, to hack the vote.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 07, 2020

Barr Says There Is No Systemic Racism in Policing
The attorney general's remarks, which mirrored those of other administration officials, came as the president was scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials at the White House.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jun 03, 2020

Fortress Washington: Authority vs. Liberty
Like the country it supposedly answers to, Washington has been on edge, hovered over by low-flying helicopters and patrolled by law enforcement agents from a stew of federal agencies.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 19, 2020

Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Hobby Lobby
The "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet" was displayed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington until the authorities seized it in 2019.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 10, 2020

U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks
Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 10, 2020

Does Anyone Actually Work for Trump?
All the holes and temps in the government have led to a permanent crisis.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
May 05, 2020

Make America Immune Again
Many sources of the nation's strength have eroded.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 28, 2020

America Failed to Prepare for Disaster Long Before Trump Took Over
Bracing for the worst saves lives and money, but voters are more likely to reward relief after the fact than they are careful planning.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 28, 2020

Why Politicians Are Often One Step Behind Disaster
Preparing for the worst saves lives and money, but voters are more likely to reward relief after the fact than they are careful planning.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 24, 2020

Trump's Temporary Halt to Immigration is Part of Broader Plan, Stephen Miller Says
"The first and most important thing is to turn off the faucet of new immigrant labor — mission accomplished,'' Mr. Miller told conservatives allies, according to an audio recording.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 24, 2020

Trump Muses About Light as Remedy, but Also Disinfectant, Which Is Dangerous
At a briefing, the president promoted unproven treatments and asked Dr. Deborah Birx if she had heard of the success of sunlight as a tool against viruses.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 24, 2020

Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ‘Not as a Treatment,' Birx Says.
At a briefing, the president promoted unproven treatments and asked Dr. Deborah Birx if she had heard of the success of sunlight as a tool against viruses.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 24, 2020

Science Offers Sunlight as Way to Tame Virus, and Trump Rushes Toward It
At the White House briefing, the president touted an experiment from his administration and promoted more unproven treatments.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 22, 2020

Executive Order Halting New Green Cards Includes Exceptions
The order will affect thousands of people seeking to immigrate to the United States, but it does not apply to immigrants already in the country, nor to those seeking temporary visas.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 22, 2020

Chinese Agents Helped Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say
American officials were alarmed by fake text messages and social media posts that said President Trump was locking down the country. Experts see a convergence with Russian tactics.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 22, 2020

Chinese Agents Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say
American officials were alarmed by fake text messages and social media posts that said President Trump was locking down the country. Experts see a convergence with Russian tactics.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 15, 2020

U.S. Accuses North Korea of Cyberattacks, a Sign That Deterrence Is Failing
Through the attacks, a report says, the North steals and launders money, extorts companies and uses digital currencies to gain cash for its nuclear program.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 11, 2020

The ‘Red Dawn' Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus
Experts inside and outside the government identified the threat early on and sought to raise alarms even as President Trump was moving slowly. Read some of what they had to say among themselves at critical moments.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 11, 2020

Does a Dept. of Pandemics Sound Odd? Homeland Security Once Did, Too
Past crises have prompted major federal overhauls. Failings in the government handling of the coronavirus outbreak are likely to spur calls for another one.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 02, 2020

Ailing N.R.A. Finds New Rallying Cry: Keep Gun Shops Open
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the group has retooled its message and sued New York State to keep gun stores open.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Apr 02, 2020

The N.R.A. Sees a Threat, and an Opportunity, in Covid-19
The group has retooled its message amid the pandemic and is planning to sue New York State to keep gun stores open.

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