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Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 4:19PM

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:51PM

Amidst national debates around racial profiling, Obama endorses the head cheerleader for stop-and-frisk policies to head Homeland Security.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Stop and Frisk

U.S. Says Sorry for Holding Up 'King of Bollywood' at NY Airport

U.S. Says Sorry for Holding Up ‘King of Bollywood’ at NY Airport

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 1:41PM

Khan’s incident might be gaining international attention because he is a celebrity, but the truth is that ordinary American citizens and immigrants here in the United States grapple with racial and religious profiling routinely at airports.

Topics: Immigration, National Security, /NOW

Obama's Ongoing Detention Disaster

Obama’s Ongoing Detention Disaster

by Catherine Traywick on October 21 2010, 11:10AM

Promises, promises of reform, but still no follow through.

Topics: Immigration

Government Snoops Use Facebook. The Only Question is, for What?

Government Snoops Use Facebook. The Only Question is, for What?

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 19 2010, 10:47AM

A watchdog’s suit is jarring open the once hidden, unregulated world of online surveillance.

Topics: Criminal Justice

High-tech Border Fence Boondoggle Doesn't Pay

High-tech Border Fence Boondoggle Doesn’t Pay

by Michelle Chen on June 21 2010, 10:35AM

Remember that superduper high-tech border fence that lawmakers were gunning for a few years ago, the one that was going to turn the U.S.-Mexico boundary into a wonderland of militaristic gadgetry? A government audit unearthed the long-dormant multibillion-dollar project to…

Topics: Immigration

Temporary Protected Status for Haitians Begins Today, but Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

by Jorge Rivas on January 21 2010, 9:54AM

According to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano the U.S. may be home to as many as 200,000 undocumented Haitian immigrants. Starting today the Obama administration is allowing Haitians who have been in the U.S. without legal status before January 12…

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

Divorced from Reality, Bushies Debate Racial Profiling

by Michelle Chen on January 4 2010, 6:54PM

Think Progress reports: In the wake of the underpants terror plot that caught everyone off guard, former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff says profiling is “arguably dangerous” on Meet the Press:…when David Gregory asked former Bush CIA director Michael…

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Politics

CIR ASAP? Get In Line

by Debayani Kar on December 15 2009, 4:17PM

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus in formally introducing their bill today for comprehensive immigration reform. Titled CIR ASAP (or more formally,…

Topics: Immigration

How Racist is U.S. Immigration Policy?

by Michelle Chen on November 14 2009, 12:22AM

It’s been over a century since the U.S. government wrote racial exclusion into law, and for the past few generations, American immigration policy and race have courted each other without directly overlapping—at least not on paper. Yet, even in…

Topics: Immigration, National Security

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