The FBI refused to appear before Congress earlier this week to testify openly on the threats posed to American citizens by foreign fighters and other extremists who have traveled from Western countries to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS), according to multiple congressional sources familiar with the situation.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) claimed on Tuesday that “at least 10” Islamic State (IS) fighters have been caught crossing the United States’ southern border and that “there are going to be dozens more” who are not caught by American border patrol, a claim the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) flatly rejects.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that he will not sign off on an Obama administration proposal to reverse a longstanding ban on Libyan nationals studying in U.S. flight schools and training here in nuclear science.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual’s privileges at DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security has received a $47 million budget to put plans in place to prevent future pandemics–but despite that budget, which was intended for planning and training, the department is ill-prepared for such events.
The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The Department of Homeland Security is struggling to handle a “mass exodus” of some 52,0000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border in record-breaking numbers over the past several months, according to testimony Tuesday by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.