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US border agents engaged in 'shocking abuses' against asylum seekers, report finds
Shocking instances of sexual and physical abuse of asylum seekers at the southern US border by federal officers have been uncovered by Human Rights Watch, after a years-long battle to wrestle the information from the Department of Homeland Security under freedom of information laws.
Boston Haitian group files complaint over treatment of migrants
"We need the federal government to support them and treat them humanely."
Biden to reinstate Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' migrant policy
The Biden administration said on Friday it plans to reinstate the Trump-era border policy known as Remain in Mexico, which forced at least 70,000 asylum seekers to stay in Mexico, many for extended periods and in deprived and dangerous conditions, while they waited for their cases to be considered US courts.
Come Back with a Warrant: Congress Should Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act
We do not lose our constitutional rights at the border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), however, believes you do.
Veteran Miami cop in charge of field ops named interim chief after Acevedo suspension
Assistant Police Chief Manny Morales, second from left, was appointed interim chief by the city manager, who suspended Chief Art Acevedo Monday with the intention of his firing. mocner@miamiherald.com
Biden administration ramps up efforts to secure American infrastructure from Russian and Chinese cyberattacks
Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is ramping up its efforts to secure America's far-flung critical infrastructure amid ongoing concerns from top US officials that Russia and China continue to seek a digital foothold inside the networks of pipelines, ports and other targets -- with the intention of gathering data or one day exploiting any access gained.
'Security Incident' Draws Emergency Response at La Guardia Airport
Firefighters and the police converged on a plane that traveled from Indianapolis and landed at La Guardia Airport on Saturday afternoon after a "security incident," according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
US lawmakers propose ransomware reporting rules
US senator and former Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, alongside North Carolina congresswomen Deborah Ross, have introduced a new bill that, if enacted, would require US-based victims to publicly disclose information on ransomware incidents.
Senate passes 9-week funding patch to thwart shutdown
Shelby pledged to push for more military funding than the $715 billion Biden has proposed, and the suggestion to increase that money is already winning support from some moderate Democrats in Congress.
COVID: School board group asks US for protection from threats
A group representing school board members around the country asked President Joe Biden on Thursday for federal assistance to investigate and stop threats made over policies including mask mandates, likening the vitriol to a form of domestic terrorism.