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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.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 27, 2020

Real ID Deadline Delayed Until Late 2021 Because of Coronavirus
The original enforcement date was set for Oct. 1, 2020, but the federal, state and local response to the pandemic warranted a delay, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 26, 2020

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus
Unfilled jobs and high turnover mean the government is ill-equipped for a public health crisis, said many former and current federal officials and disaster experts.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 23, 2020

At Least 13,500 Americans Abroad Need Help Getting Home, State Dept. Says
About 5,700 U.S. citizens and legal residents have already returned with the government's assistance, and flights scheduled this week could help another 1,600.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 19, 2020

Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded
Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 19, 2020

A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded, Before Virus Outbreak
Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 17, 2020

Citing Coronavirus, Trump Will Announce Strict New Border Controls
The administration, citing the coronavirus threat to detention facilities, plans to turn back all undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers to Mexico.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 17, 2020

Trump Slowly Enlisting More Agencies in ‘Whole of Government' Response to Virus
Hospital ships stayed in port, veterans hospitals awaited orders and requests for help went unanswered, as much of the government remained on the sidelines.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 16, 2020

Hackers Attack Health and Human Services Computer System
It was unknown whether the actions were the result of foreign actors or just hackers seizing on the coronavirus panic to try to create chaos.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 12, 2020

Trump's Travel Ban Leaves Americans in Europe Scrambling to Get Home
With little clarity on the rules of the 30-day suspension set to take effect on Friday, many are feeling stranded and confused.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 11, 2020

Congress, Warning of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Recommends Overhaul
A yearlong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers suggests steps to deter attacks, including clearer communication of operations.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 06, 2020

Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful
The policy returns a vulnerable population "to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened," a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 05, 2020

As Supreme Court Mulls Dreamers, Kushner Revives Immigration Plan
The president's son-in-law is hoping that a looming ruling will spur interest in his proposal, which is similar to one he tried to push last year.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 05, 2020

‘Flood the Streets': ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance
Immigration agents are boosting their operations in sanctuary cities to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 03, 2020

Any American Can Now Be Tested for the Coronavirus, Pence Says
The vice president said the C.D.C. had lifted all restrictions on testing for the virus and would be releasing new guidelines to fast-track testing.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 03, 2020

Trump Administration Sends Mixed Signals on Coronavirus Testing
The Food and Drug Administration chief said Tuesday that enough tests would be on hand this week for a million virus tests, but the actual number of tests administered will likely be far lower.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Mar 01, 2020

Cuccinelli's Appointment to Immigration Post Is Illegal, Judge Rules
The Trump administration violated a federal vacancies law, said the judge, who also ruled that two policies put in place by the director of Citizenship and Immigration Services must be nullified.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 25, 2020

Air Travelers Can't See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along
As more people fly, airlines and airports are relying more heavily on artificial intelligence to speed their trips.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 25, 2020

C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.
Clusters of infection are likely in American communities, health officials said. Some lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 25, 2020

Health Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.
Clusters of infection are likely in American communities, health officials said. Some lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 25, 2020

As Domestic Terrorists Outpace Jihadists, New U.S. Law Is Debated
Even as the menace from homegrown extremists grows more explicit, law enforcement is wrestling with how to combat it.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 22, 2020

How a Neighbors' Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case
The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 20, 2020

Trump Targets New York Again, This Time Over Car Exports
New restrictions have made it close to impossible to send cars from the state overseas, and a busy industry has ground to a halt.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 19, 2020

Forensic Architecture Founder Says United States Denied Him a Visa
Eyal Weizman, the director of the investigative group, said an embassy official in London told him an algorithm had identified a security threat that was related to him.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 19, 2020

Forensic Architecture Founder Says United States Prevented His Visit
Eyal Weizman, the director of the investigative group, said an embassy official in London told him an algorithm had identified a security threat that was related to him.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 14, 2020

The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon
To keep a promise as he runs for re-election, Trump uses more military funds to pay for the border wall.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 14, 2020

Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities
Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 14, 2020

Global Entry Ban: The Feud Between Trump and New York
The president has become increasingly disillusioned with the state where he made his name and with the man who leads it, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 14, 2020

The Feud Between Trump and New York
The president has become increasingly disillusioned with the state where he made his name and with the man who leads it, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 14, 2020

Trump's Policy on New York's ‘Trusted Travelers' Is Unconstitutional
People should never be punished for things they haven't done.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 13, 2020

Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall
The formal notification to Congress prompted bipartisan outcry and accusations that the administration had again overstepped its constitutional authority.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 13, 2020

The Supreme Court in the Mean Season
A summary decision kicks an untold number of legal immigrants off the path to citizenship.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 13, 2020

Voting on Your Phone: New Elections App Ignites Security Debate
A start-up says it has developed a smartphone tool through which voters can cast ballots anywhere. But researchers say the app is riddled with security flaws.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 12, 2020

Global Entry Ban: Cuomo Offers Compromise to Trump on N.Y. Applicants
The governor will meet with the president on Thursday to discuss the ban on N.Y.-based applications to Trusted Traveler programs.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 12, 2020

Cuomo Offers Compromise to Trump on Global Entry Applicants
The governor said he would meet with the president on Thursday to discuss the ban on N.Y.-based applications to Trusted Traveler programs.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 10, 2020

Global Entry: What to Know About the Enrollment Freeze
The Trump administration said the restriction on the travelers' program was in response to a new law in New York. Gov. Cuomo called it a form of "extortion."

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 07, 2020

New York to Sue Trump Administration Over Global Entry Freeze
The lawsuit will challenge the federal government's decision to bar New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to skip lines at airports.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 06, 2020

You From New York? You're First on Trump's Revenge List
If you live in the state, you won't be able to enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 06, 2020

‘Extortion': N.Y. Assails Trump Administration Over Traveler Programs
Homeland Security officials accused New York of jeopardizing the country's safety by restricting access to motor vehicle databases.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 06, 2020

Freeze on Global Entry Enrollment for New Yorkers: What We Know
How does the suspension affect those currently enrolled, those who have applied and those who want to apply in the future?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Feb 06, 2020

Trump Administration Freezes Global Entry Enrollment in New York Over Immigration Law
The move escalates a clash between the administration and the state over a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2020

Trump Administration Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban
President Trump added Africa's biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 31, 2020

Trump Administration Adds Six More Countries to Travel Ban
President Trump adds Africa's biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 17, 2020

Report Says Secret Service Return to Treasury Could Harm Homeland Security
The White House is likely to propose the Secret Service return to Treasury, but an administration report warns of the damage that could do to the Homeland Security Department.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 16, 2020

Airline Apologizes for Requiring Passenger to Take Pregnancy Test Before Flight
The Hong Kong Express Airways flight was headed for Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, a United States commonwealth known for birth tourism.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 14, 2020

House to Investigate Policy That Ships Asylum Seekers to Mexico
The House Judiciary Committee asked the Department of Homeland Security for documents, data and communications on the "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 08, 2020

Iran's Military Response May Be ‘Concluded' but Cyberwarfare Threat Grows
Cybersecurity experts are seeing malicious activity from pro-Iranian forces, and warning that Iran has the capacity to do real damage to American computer systems.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 08, 2020

Iran's Military Response May Be ‘Concluded,' but Cyberwarfare Threat Grows
Cybersecurity experts are seeing malicious activity from pro-Iranian forces, and warning that Iran has the capacity to do real damage to American computer systems.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 06, 2020

Mexican Asylum Seekers Could Now Be Deported to Guatemala
A plan that homeland security officials once praised as a deterrent for Central Americans considering the long journey through Mexico is being expanded.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 05, 2020

U.S. Stops Dozens of Iranian-Americans Returning From Canada
More than 60 people were held for additional questioning in Washington State, according to advocacy groups and accounts from travelers.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Jan 03, 2020

Homeland Security Sees ‘No Specific, Credible Threat' From Iran, but Warns of Cyberattacks
The leaders of the Department of Homeland Security met to hash over threats from Iran amid concerns that the department has become more focused on immigration than terrorism.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 30, 2019

Immigration Official Tweets, Then Deletes, Accusation Against Monsey Suspect
Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said the suspect in the Monsey, N.Y., stabbings was the son of an undocumented immigrant who received amnesty under a 1986 immigration law.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 23, 2019

House Democrats Demand Answers as Migrant Deaths Continue to Rise
The House oversight panel on Monday asked immigration officials to explain how migrants continue to die in homeland security's custody.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 19, 2019

Cybersecurity Experts Are Leaving the Federal Government. That's a Problem.
The departures leave our critical infrastructure, elections, data and networks vulnerable.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 18, 2019

Trump Administration Proposes Adding Minor Crimes to List of Offenses That Bar Asylum
The move would prevent migrants convicted of misdemeanors like possessing a fake ID from receiving asylum.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 07, 2019

Violence Drives a Swell in Mexican Migration
Many are asylum seekers but are being forced to wait in Mexico, where their lives may be at risk.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 05, 2019

Trump Administration Sued Over Social Media Screening for Visa Applicants
Visa applicants must disclose their social media user names, a rule that grew out of Trump's vow of "extreme vetting" of foreign visitors. A new lawsuit objects.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Dec 02, 2019

Abolish Immigration Prisons
We should shut down these institutions, end the suffering they cause and redirect the money.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Nov 11, 2019

How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA
When the Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday, the administration's attempts to end the program protecting "Dreamers" could rest on a top aide's actions in 2017.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Nov 09, 2019

Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way
Though platforms bar child sexual abuse imagery on the web, criminals are exploiting gaps. Victims are caught in a living nightmare, confronting images again and again.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Nov 07, 2019

The Supreme Court Confronts DACA
Will the justices allow the Trump administration to toss out the Dreamers?

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Nov 01, 2019

Trump to Name Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary
The White House declined to indicate whom would lead the department on a permanent basis.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Nov 01, 2019

Trump Says He Intends to Name Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary
It was unclear whether Mr. Wolf had officially succeeded Kevin McAleenan as the acting secretary.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Oct 31, 2019

The Mess at D.H.S.
The Department of Homeland Security, about to lose its fourth leader in three years, is a laboratory of Trumpian chaos.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Oct 29, 2019

White House Finds Loophole in Search for Homeland Security Secretary
Officials who lead agencies in the department and echo the president's language on immigration were initially thought to be ineligible under a federal law.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Oct 28, 2019

U.S. Extends Temporary Work Permits for El Salvador Immigrants
Those who have Temporary Protected Status will have another year to work legally in the United States.

NYT Homeland Press Releases
Oct 21, 2019

Trump Running Out of Options for Homeland Security Secretary
Two of the president's potential picks have been deemed ineligible because of a federal statute.

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