Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Homeland Security watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities – PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees’ rights. The Office of Inspector General made unannounced visits to four facilities in California, Louisiana, Colorado and New Jersey between May and […]

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Homeland Security watchdog whitewashed FEMA disaster audits, including for Louisiana – NOLA.com

After catastrophic floodwaters submerged wide stretches of southern Louisiana in 2016, displaced homeowners and officials criticized the federal recovery effort as dangerously slow, leaving thousands of people homeless for months. Auditors in the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office confirmed the concerns with the Federal Emergency Management […]

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Minnesota joins nationwide election security 'academy' – Star Tribune

Minnesota is joining a six-month election security “policy academy” as part of a nationwide effort to safeguard state voting systems in the aftermath of Russian hacking attempts during the 2016 presidential election. The National Governors Association picked Minnesota and five other states to work on response plans […]

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Immigration Enforcement: Actions Needed to Better Handle, Identify, and Track Cases Involving Veterans – Government Accountability Office

What GAO Found U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has developed policies for handling cases of noncitizen veterans who may be subject to removal from the United States, but does not consistently adhere to those policies, and does not consistently identify and track such veterans. When ICE agents […]

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