Feds Spend Millions on Failed Program to Combat Extremism in America

Members of a Federal Bureau of Investigation SWAT team are seen during an FBI field training exercise

The U.S. government has spent millions in taxpayer dollars on programs to combat violent extremism, despite zero evidence these programs have prevented the growth of terrorists in the United States, according to Congress, which criticized the FBI and Department of Homeland Security for enacting policy preventing its authorities from referencing “Islam” and “Islamic terrorism.”

DOJ, DHS Deny Aid to Family of Wounded ICE Agent While Bankrolling Extradition of Cartel Member’s Family

A special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) searches a vehicle heading into Mexico

The U.S. government has denied financial support to the family of a federal agent who was severely wounded in a 2011 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel at the same time it has subsidized housing expenses for the family of a hit squad member who assisted in the shootout that left another officer dead.

U.S. to Unveil Enhanced Airline Security Plan to Avoid Laptop Ban

U.S. Homeland Security officials on Wednesday will unveil enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States but not an immediate expansion of an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices because they might carry bombs, sources briefed on the matter said.

DHS Awards Local Communities $10 Million to Fight Terrorism

US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly

The Department of Homeland Security awarded $10 million to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations nationwide through the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program. These grants are intended to support local efforts to combat terrorism and the spread of terrorism, especially through radical Islam.