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Judicial Watch • Department of Homeland Security

DHS Brags of Arresting 5% of Criminal Aliens It Freed From Detention


Obama Judge: Mexican Border Fence May Have “Disparate Impact” on Minorities

A Homeland Security initiative to put fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border could discriminate against minorities, according to an Obama-appointed federal judge who’s ruled that the congressionally-approved project may have a “disparate impact on lower-income minority communities.” This of course means that protecting the porous—and increasingly violent—southern


Cartel connection? Senator presses agency on ‘Mexican military’ incursion into US


DHS Lets Employers That Hire Illegal Workers Off The Hook

Besides blowing off congress to give illegal immigrants backdoor amnesty, the Obama administration is also letting businesses that hire undocumented workers off the hook by drastically reducing fines and enforcement, a new federal audit reveals. It was only a year ago that the president vowed to come down hard those…


Adviser Fired by Obama for Hamas Meeting Gets Top WH Security Job

A radical foreign policy adviser fired by President Obama years ago for meeting with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has been hired by the White House to be the senior director at the National Security Council (NSC). How generous of the commander-in-chief to let bygones be bygones when it comes…


Millions Later, DHS Tool to Thwart Terrorism Still Not Ready

Nearly 13 years after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a crucial Homeland Security program that’s supposed to thwart terrorism has no completion date or final cost estimate, though millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on it in the last few years. It’s called the Treasury Enforcement Communications…


U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum

As if President Obama’s backdoor amnesty weren’t bad enough, the administration just issued an official order allowing the U.S. to take in once-banned refugees and asylum seekers who have provided “limited material support” to terrorists. With the stroke of a few pens—those belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and…


More Illegal Aliens Shun Deportation with “Victim Visa”

The Obama administration is quietly allowing a growing number of illegal immigrants to remain in the country with a special visa granted to crime victims and, not surprisingly, the program is being exploited by criminals. It’s officially known as the U nonimmigrant visa and Congress created it in 2000 to…


Clinton Judge Who Praised Terror Lawyer Orders Her Release

The Clinton-appointed federal judge who ordered the “compassionate release” of convicted terrorist facilitator Lynne Stewart is the same one who publicly praised the radical attorney and gave her such a light punishment an appellate court forced a resentencing. In 2005 Stewart, a self-proclaimed radical lawyer who has represented violent mobsters…


Court Blasts DHS for Helping Mexican Smugglers Finish “Criminal Mission”

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participates in criminal conspiracies by helping human traffickers smuggle the children of illegal immigrants into the U.S. through the Mexican border, according to a scathing federal court order that accuses the agency of “rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws.” It’s so…


Asylum Fraud: Deported Multiple Felon Applies Twice, Freed in U.S.

As Congress investigates asylum fraud law enforcement sources have provided Judicial Watch with the unbelievable case of a deported multiple felon who was twice permitted to apply for asylum and released by federal authorities throughout the process. The woman, an illegal alien from El Salvador named Jessica Martinez, is probably…


No. of Saudi Students in U.S. Doubles in 2 Years

The Obama administration is allowing a growing number of students from Saudi Arabia to enroll in colleges around the nation even though most of the 9/11 hijackers were from that Islamic country and visas were dramatically cut in the aftermath of the attacks. Nevertheless, from 2010 to 2012 the number…


Sword Ban in Fed Buildings Violates Sikh Religious Rights

The U.S. government violated a Sikh woman’s religious rights when it prohibited her from entering a secure federal building with a sharp dagger or sword required to be carried by baptized adherents. At least that’s what a federal appellate court says in a ruling involving an Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…


U.S. Bullies Man over “Department of Homeland Stupidity” Mugs

The feds have threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner who sells products—such as “Department of Homeland Stupidity” coffee mugs—making fun of the U.S. government. Could this be a matter of national security, or that Uncle Sam simply lacks a sense of humor? To poke fun at the National…


Obama to Lift Ban on Libyans Working in U.S. Aviation

The Obama administration is secretly planning to lift a decades-long ban on Libyans coming to the United States to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations or train in nuclear science, according to an internal Homeland Security document. Two federal lawmakers—Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Jason Chaffetz of Utah—expressed outrage…


Mexican Cartels Help Hezbollah Infiltrate U.S.

In a shocking revelation made by a veteran U.S. counterterrorism expert, Hezbollah has infiltrated the Southwest United States by joining forces with Mexican drug cartels that have long operated in the region. Judicial Watch has for years reported on the chilling connection between Islamic extremists and Mexican drug cartels. In…


Shutdown Blamed for Old Chemical Plant Security Lapses

The ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee has launched a comical theatrical campaign warning that the government shutdown is endangering the country because security standards at chemical facilities aren’t being enforced. Here’s where the funny part comes in; the so-called security standards have failed miserably over the…


Foreign Nationals Get Free Rein at U.S. Nuclear Lab

A year after an 82-year-old nun made headlines for breaking into the government’s key bomb-grade uranium storage facility a federal audit says security was compromised at a nearby nuclear weapons lab when thousands of foreign nationals from communist and Middle Eastern countries were granted “unaccompanied access.” Both facilities—Y-2 National Security…


DHS Muslim Advisor Admits Islamist Ties

A prominent Muslim advisor at the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has close ties to a convicted Hamas fundraiser and other radical Islamist causes, including a nonprofit that proclaims sharia is the only legitimate law according to Islam. Incredibly, this Homeland Security advisor, Mohamed Elibiary, has regular access to…


U.S. Ignored Intel of 2000 Al Qaeda Hijack Plot: Didn’t Believe “Usama bin Laden’s Organization or the Taliban Could Carry out Such an Operation”

The United States disregarded advanced warning of a 2000 Al Qaeda plot to hijack a commercial airliner because “nobody believed that Usama bin Laden’s organization or the Taliban could carry out such an operation,” according to intelligence documents obtained by Judicial Watch. It took the government 11 years to furnish…


12 Years after 9/11 Weak Oversight of DHS Keeps U.S. Vulnerable

Weak congressional oversight over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) keeps the United States vulnerable to terrorist threats posed by small aircraft and boats, cyber attacks and biological weapons, according to a diverse panel of lawmakers and security officials. This may be difficult to swallow twelve years after the worst…

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