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Free Speech

Gosar Objects to Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board”

This week, the Biden administration announced the creation of a so-called “Disinformation Governance Board.” I will be perfectly clear; this is another tool to censor and surveil Americans ahead of the midterm elections.  That’s what this is all about.  It’s that plain and simple. The Disinformation Governance Board will be an arm of the Department

Border crisis

Audit: Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment – Cronkite News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is lagging in updated technology and staff needed to secure the 1,954-mile Southwest border with Mexico, according to a February inspector general’s audit by the Department of Homeland Security. Customs and Border Protection has acquired just 28% of the new technology planned for border detections, despite receiving $743 million for such upgrades

Michelle Malkin

Opinion: There Is No Vetting

Back in August, as the Biden administration prepared to dump 82,000-plus Afghan refugees onto U.S. soil, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assured Americans that it was “working around the clock to conduct the security screening and vetting of vulnerable Afghans before they are permitted entry into the United States” and taking “multiple steps to

Immigration

Tucson police chief, critic of Trump border policy, tapped to run CBP

President Joe Biden nominated Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus on Monday to be head of Customs and Border Protection, tapping a progressive outsider to oversee an agency facing surging numbers of migrants at the border. In making the announcement, the White House cited Magnus’ history of promoting community relations and police accountability, as well as his experience

Immigration

DHS chief defends Biden border policy at time of ‘historic’ challenges

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration’s immigration policies Wednesday, but conceded the department faces “historic and unprecedented challenges” coping with a surge in migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors, in recent months. Mayorkas’ comments came in his first appearance as secretary before a congressional committee, where Republican lawmakers continued to blame the surge on

National

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the nation faces a heightened terrorism threat from extremists seeking to reverse the election. The announcement by acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was perplexing. It came less than a week after he pledged to