Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
A task force created to recommend improvements to a federal immigration program presented a critical report this week, saying the program, Secure Communities, has had an "adverse impact" on community policing and caused confusion at the state and local level.
Monday, May 17, 2010
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation, May 17) Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security was not happy with the very public beating the agency took in the New York tabloids and from New York pols on transit security funding last week. Last week, after a Congressional Briefing, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) went out guns a'blazing, hammering DHS for what they called a $42 million cut in transit security funding and an $11 million cut in port security. The White House says, if you account for stimulus funding, New York got an increase in both these areas. (Here's the breakdown.)
WNYC's Bob Hennelly got hold this weekend of a letter Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote to Representative Peter King, (R- Long Island) claiming New York has more than $275 million in port and transit security funds it hasn't spent. New York officials are blaming FEMA for tying up the funding. Apparently, Napolitano, who is from Arizona, has a bit of Brooklyn in her.
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