This Is The Swamp

Opinion | John Linder

The law preventing federal agencies from lobbying Congress should be expanded to include foreign governments.

DHS: More Than 700K Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas In 2016

US | Will Racke
A CBP Officer processes an incoming passenger at the Newark International Airport. (PHOTO: James Tourtellotte/Customs and Border Protection/Govt photo)

Visa overstays are the single largest source of illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Watchdog Says IT Management Ills Plague Customs And Border Protection

Investigative Group | Mark Tapscott
A worker stands next to a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

‘Financial system controls lacked proper documentation’

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Says He's Taking Homeland Security Job

Politics | Chuck Ross
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke salutes the crowd prior to delivering his speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention (Getty Images)

Had been floated as possible FBI chief

Respected New York Music Teacher Busted For Sex Trafficking

US | Steve Birr
Mark Rozzi, displays a DVD he made with victims of sexual abuse in Pennsylvania in Temple, Pennsylvania September 4, 2015. He was abused by a priest while he was 13. Now a 44-year-old Pennsylvania state representative, Rozzi is a driving force behind one of a about a dozen of bills making their way through legislatures in states including New York and New Jersey that aim to give child sex assault victims more time to sue their attackers. REUTERS/Mark Makela

‘Text messages were disturbing’

Immigration Courts Face Staggering Backlog

US | Alex Pfeiffer
Handout photo of women and children at the Ramon Villeda international airport in San Pedro Sula after deportation from U.S.

Some people won’t have their time in court until 2022

Mom Who Solved Daughter's Murder Is Shot To Death

World | Eric Lieberman
Dangerous masked burglar with crowbar breaking into a victim's home. [Shutterstock - r.classen]

‘Negligent response from the authorities, is alarming’

The Other, Much Worse Hacking Story

Opinion | Michael Thielen

Obama appointees spent years trying to interfere with elections using state databases.

DHS Banning Laptops On All Flights From Europe

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher


DHS Considers Expanding Laptop Ban To Europe

National Security | Ted Goodman
An Air France Airbus A330 airplane takes off past a control tower at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy during an air traffic controller strike, near Paris, France, March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Officials are ‘weighing the advantages of expanding the ban against disruptions it could cause’

Obama Official, Clinton Allies Also Exploited Visa Program Used By Kushner Companies

Politics | Will Racke
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (C) is introduced by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (L) as she takes the stage for a rally with grassroots supporters in Alexandria, Virginia, October 23, 2015. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘An appearance of favoritism and special access’

Former Obama DHS Official Praises Allah For ISIS Attacks On Egyptian Christians

Politics | Jonah Bennett

‘Subhanallah how what goes around comes around’

Report: Poor DHS Tech Causes HUGE Visa Backlog, May Threaten National Security

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect. (PHOTO: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

‘Could not account for …’

Secretary Kelly Puts Media On Blast

US | Alex Pfeiffer
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly delivers his speech titled Home and Away: DHS and the Threats to America, at George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2017. Secretary Kelly highlighted the important missions the men and women of the Department do every day to help keep America safe. Official DHS photo by Barry Bahler.

‘…for how they disrespect them’

Feds Don't Know If They're Effectively Fighting Cartels Smuggling Drugs, People

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
A Homeland Security special agent examines seized drugs in a highly sophisticated tunnel used to smuggle drugs between the U.S. and Mexico. (REUTERS/ICE/Handout via Reuters)

‘It is vital that DHS respond accordingly’

DHS Slapped With Lawsuit To Release Jeh Johnson's Emails

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Judiciary committee hearing on the 'Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2015. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

‘The emails are essentially inaccessible and it is too troublesome to recover them’