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United States Department of Homeland Security: Cabinet department of the United States federal government
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management. It was created in response to the September 11 attacks and is the youngest U.S. cabinet department.

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Ahead of elections, states reject federal help to combat hackers

Nearly a dozen states haven't accepted Department of Homeland Security's help to try and bolster cyberdefenses of voter registration systems
CBS News - Published

Homeland Security chief McAleenan testifies on Capitol Hill - live stream

McAleenan's testimony comes amid a new immigration deal between the U.S and Mexico
CBS News - Published

Videos for United States Department of Homeland Security

'Why aren't you at the Mexican border?': Trump to DHS acting sec. [Video]'Why aren't you at the Mexican border?': Trump to DHS acting sec.

During a working lunch with his cabinet and Polish President Andrzej Duda, President Trump on Wednesday asked acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan why he wasn't at the Mexican border...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Trump Orders Troops Sent For 'National Emergency' To Paint The Wall [Video]Trump Orders Troops Sent For 'National Emergency' To Paint The Wall

Business Insider reports US troops deployed to the southern border will spend a month painting President Donald Trump's border wall. An email sent by the Department of Homeland Security to Congress..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

US Border Patrol To Assist Guatemala In Training Sessions [Video]US Border Patrol To Assist Guatemala In Training Sessions

U.S. Border Patrol agents and other Department of Homeland Security law enforcement are heading south. They are being sent to Guatemala to assist in training missions with local authorities. They will..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center leaves at least 12 dead [Video]Shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center leaves at least 12 dead

A disgruntled city employee opened fire at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing at least 11 people and wounding at least six others before he was killed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

DHS Watchdog Finds Shocking Conditions And Overcrowding At US Border Facility [Video]DHS Watchdog Finds Shocking Conditions And Overcrowding At US Border Facility

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging officials to take immediate steps to alleviate “dangerous overcrowding." According to Reuters, the DHS's internal watchdog found some adult..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

How To Get Your Head Around Preparing For A Natural Disaster [Video]How To Get Your Head Around Preparing For A Natural Disaster

As climate change continues to turn weather patterns upside down, it's more and more likely that sooner or later, every American will go through some sort of natural disaster. But not all natural..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Lawmaker calls U.S. migrant policies resulting in deaths 'intentional' [Video]Lawmaker calls U.S. migrant policies resulting in deaths 'intentional'

Democratic Representative Lauren Underwood on Wednesday said migrant deaths in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection were 'intentional' and a policy choice made by the Trump administration...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Trump Likely To Tap Former Virginia Attorney General For Immigration Post [Video]Trump Likely To Tap Former Virginia Attorney General For Immigration Post

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump is expected to pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for an immigration policy position at the Department of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Administration Considers Tapping U.S. TSA Funds For Border [Video]Trump Administration Considers Tapping U.S. TSA Funds For Border

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than $230 million from the TSA to fund operations on the U.S.-Mexico border if Congress fails to approve..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

The US Warns About Chinese-Made Drones [Video]The US Warns About Chinese-Made Drones

The US Department of Homeland Security has a concern about Chinese-made drones. The data they can collect could land in the hands of the Chinese government, says Business Insider. An alert was sent out..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Trump Administration Considers Tapping TSA Funds For Border [Video]Trump Administration Considers Tapping TSA Funds For Border

According to Reuters, the U.S. Homeland Security Department is considering tapping more than $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund border operations. NBC News reported..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

DHS chief says migrants will not be sent to Florida [Video]DHS chief says migrants will not be sent to Florida

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says the Trump administration does not plan to send migrants to Florida after reports of such a proposal caused a stir among local and state..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Trump Administration Hopes Cybersecurity Staffers Will Deploy To US-Mexico Border [Video]Trump Administration Hopes Cybersecurity Staffers Will Deploy To US-Mexico Border

The Trump Administration is looking at cybersecurity staffers from the Department of Homeland Security for help. The administration wants them to go on “short-term deployments” to the U.S.-Mexico..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Why Governor Won't Say Which Of Florida's Counties Got Hacked By The Russians [Video]Why Governor Won't Say Which Of Florida's Counties Got Hacked By The Russians

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that Russian hackers breached the election systems of two Florida counties back in 2016. As for which counties, however, he wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say. I’m..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Government Must Fly Migrants To Other Stations Due To Overcrowded Stations [Video]Government Must Fly Migrants To Other Stations Due To Overcrowded Stations

Homeland Security officials told the Washington Post that border patrols stations in south Texas are overcrowded with the amount of migrants passing through the U.S.-Mexico border. A report said that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

U.S. can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico: court [Video]U.S. can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico: court

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration may continue sending asylum seekers to wait out their cases in Mexico while the government appeals a lower court ruling that found..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

1 Dead After Raft Overturns In Rio Grande [Video]1 Dead After Raft Overturns In Rio Grande

CNN reports several people are missing and one is dead after a raft overturned on the Rio Grande. Officials said the raft journey was an attempt by smugglers to get migrants from Mexico into the United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules [Video]Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules

U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

House Dems To Trump Admin: Produce Docs From DHS Staff Purge Now [Video]House Dems To Trump Admin: Produce Docs From DHS Staff Purge Now

The chairmen of three separate U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials. According to Reuters,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

House Democrats to Investigate Homeland Security Firings [Video]House Democrats to Investigate Homeland Security Firings

According to Reuters, the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic committee chairmen on Thursday sought documents related to Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess' [Video]John Kelly Reportedly Calls Department Of Homeland Security A 'Mess'

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly frequently described the Department of Homeland Security as a "mess," a former official said in a Washington Post report. Kelly, who led the DHS prior to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee [Video]Stephen Miller Invited to Testify Before House Committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee wants explanations on what its chairman described as "troubling" immigration decisions.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet? [Video]Is Rick Perry Leaving Trump's Cabinet?

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. Energy Secretary Rick..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary [Video]Energy Dept. Denies Rick Perry Is Stepping Down As Secretary

A department spokeswoman said, "He is happy where he is serving President Trump and leading the Department of Energy."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

 
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