Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: Department of Homeland Security

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

Citing ‘years of chaos and impunity,’ ACLU calls for breakup of...

“We have to remove the loaded weapon that sits on the proverbial coffee table in the Oval Office.”

In the wake of Portland, calls to abolish DHS grow

As with almost anything in the country’s increasingly bought and paid for political system, there are powerful interests that will use their influence over politicians to protect the activities and funding of both ICE and DHS.

Overcrowding, rotten food & nooses: DHS watchdog confirms horrific conditions at...

Now Homeland Security’s own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets.

How ICE and other DHS agencies mine social media in the...

Through its vast and deeply flawed social media monitoring, the Department of Homeland Security jeopardizes the rights of travelers, immigrants, refugees, and many others.

DHS is locking immigrants in solitary confinement

Immigration detention is expensive, inhumane and unnecessary.

‘History will judge her:’ DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns after months...

"Nielsen presided over a [DHS] that showed a blatant disregard for our Constitution, civil rights, and human life. History will judge her."

US government spying on journalists and immigration activists

Department of Homeland Security's abusive tactics against innocent U.S. citizens fits right alongside with its historically corrupt sister agencies.

Below the surface of ICE: The corporations profiting from immigrant detention

Activists are targeting the companies that make ICE run.

TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program receives backlash, DHS to further review...

The surveillance program has air marshals following passengers and recording their behaviors and any other observations providing minute-by-minute updates for reports, which are sent directly to TSA.

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While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

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A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”