Department of Homeland Security


Kirstjen Nielsen Blames Children's Deaths in US Custody on Their Refugee Parents

After a second child died on Customs and Border Protection's watch this month, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen doubled down on previous statements casting blame on asylum-seeking parents.
Marie Solis

American Sues US Government For Allegedly Pressuring Him To Unlock His Phone at Airport

CBP and DHS officers allegedly detained a Los Angeles man of Muslim faith for four hours before he boarded a plane, asking him questions and pressuring him to show them the contents of his phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

DHS Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny It Has Records on Deepfakes

As DARPA researchers work on identifying manipulated videos, and lawmakers call for an intelligence community report, the DHS is staying tight-lipped on deepfakes.
Joseph Cox

Activists Call for Investigation of Sexual Abuse at Texas Detention Center

Dozens of immigrant women who have been separated from their children by the Trump administration reportedly reside in T. Don Hutto Residential Center, which has a history of sexual abuse allegations.
Marie Solis

ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention

A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
Daniel Oberhaus
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Protesters Blasted Audio of Immigrant Kids Crying at Kirstjen Nielsen's House

Then chanted "shame" when she walked outside.
Drew Schwartz

Alums of Kirstjen Nielsen's High School Speak Out Against Her En Masse

Hundreds of former students of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida have signed a petition asking the school's headmaster to retract a statement congratulating Nielsen and condemn her instead.
Marie Solis
national security

Ex-White House Insider: Rob Porter Was a 'Clear Vulnerability'

A former counterintelligence official explains why you should care about the latest massive White House scandal.
Allie Conti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The TSA Is Still Pretty Terrible at Detecting Threats

Airport security reportedly failed around 80 percent of its recent security tests, conducted by undercover agents.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Obama Slams Trump's DACA Decision as 'Cruel' and 'Wrong'

"This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated."
Drew Schwartz

Trump Could Soon Decide the Fates of 800,000 Young Immigrants

"It terrifies me," said one.
Meredith Hofman
Internet Insecurity

Senator Asks DHS To Enable Email Security Feature to Prevent Phishing

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden continues his crusade to get US government agencies to adopt basic cybersecurity hygiene.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai