department of homeland security
August 22, 2014 -
While anti-immigrant sentiment has flared up in the South in response to the flood of Central American children seeking refuge in the United States, some Southern leaders have set a different tone by welcoming children from the border to their communities.
October 10, 2013 -
With elections fast approaching, officials in Florida and Virginia are hard at work striking names from their lists of eligible voters. But their efforts are the target of legal challenges by those who say questionable purge methods threaten to disenfranchise eligible voters.
September 11, 2013 -
After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Florida Gov. Rick Scott began planning to reinstate a voter purge program that had been challenged under the law. But his scheme to use a federal database of immigrant welfare benefits is drawing legal fire from advocacy groups that say it will discourage recently naturalized citizens from exercising their voting rights.
April 26, 2013 -
Seven different agencies regulate fertilizer plants in Texas, but none of them have authority over how close they are to homes and schools.
July 31, 2012 -
Activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance intentionally placed themselves in deportation proceedings in order to enter the Broward Transitional Center in Florida -- and they say they found scores of detainees who shouldn't be there under the Obama administration's revised deportation policies.
July 20, 2012 -
Frank Gaffney Jr. of Virginia wrote the controversial report that five members of Congress cited in calling for a probe into alleged Islamist infiltration of the U.S. government. Now known for his anti-Muslim extremism, including efforts against an Islamic center in Tennessee, Gaffney played a key role in shaping U.S. security policy after 9/11.
June 22, 2012 -
Recent developments on U.S. immigration policy put to rest once and for all the popular but dangerous notion that enforcement and legalization are tied together, tit for tat.