Obama Administration Considers Plan to Bolster Mexico’s Southern Border

Three-layer security line 140 miles from southern border aimed to fight drug, human trafficking
Janet Napolitano / AP

Obama administration and Mexican government officials recently discussed creating up to a three-tier security system designed to protect Mexico’s southern border from drug and human traffickers, according to U.S. officials.

McAuliffe Watch

Obama nominee probed by DHS for assisting McAuliffe-connected business
Obama, Napolitano, Mayorkas / AP

President Barack Obama’s pick to be the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is currently under investigation for helping Anthony Rodham, a close business partner of Terry McAuliffe and brother of Hillary Clinton, secure foreign investments for his investment firm.

Making Budget Cuts Hurt

House committees investigating whether Obama administration is making unnecessary cuts to cause pain
AP

Two House committee chairman are investigating whether the Obama administration politicized the sequester by making unnecessary cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration.

DHS Detected Tsarnaev Trip, Napolitano tells Congress

FBI, DHS accounts of Boston bomber travel diverge
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill April 18, 2013, before the House Homeland Security Committee. (AP)

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress Tuesday that the Customs Bureau picked up Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s trip to Russia but not his reentry into the United States.

Napolitano’s testimony contradicted an FBI account related by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R., SC) who said Monday that the bureau had been unaware of Tsarnaev’s exit and reentry due to a clerical error.

Get Out of Jail Free Card

Obama policies resulting in release of criminal illegal immigrants
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office in Texas on immigration and border security / AP

Deportation statistics touted by the Obama administration came under fire earlier this month when experts testifying in federal court suggested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is artificially inflating the numbers of deported illegal immigrants who have committed crime.