Homeland Security

Ferguson Connection
9:58 am
Mon August 25, 2014

How Military Surplus Worked In Oso’s Favor

The North Fork Stillaguamish River and the headwall left behind by the Oso landslide.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

You might not think there's much of a connection between the deadly Oso landslide and this month's racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Homeland Security
10:27 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Department Of Homeland Security: Necessary Or Needless?

Flickr Photo/US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District

The vision of the Department of Homeland Security is to "ensure a homeland that is safe, secure and resilient against terrorism and other hazards." That's according to the mission statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.

Last month the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napalitano resigned to take on the job of running California’s university system. There are now 15 vacant positions at the top of the department, a department that casts a wide net. Sure, you may think of anti-terror units when you think of homeland security but DHS combined 22 different federal departments when it was established in 2002. Ross Reynolds talks with author and fellow at the Center for Global Development Charles Kenny about why he thinks it is time to abolish the DHS.

Surprise Release Date
12:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Sequester Frees Immigrants From Tacoma Detention Center

Holding cell at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Credit Flickr/Common Language Project

Sequestration has apparently led to a “get out of jail free” card for some detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma.

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Rules of Re-Entry
7:57 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Immigration Change Eases Family Separations

Credit sarah sosiak / Flickr

Immigrant advocates are cheering a change in federal policy. New guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security offer a small break to people who entered the country illegally and now have a spouse or child who is a US citizen.

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