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ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

- Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Immigration

- A bill (H.R. 4201) introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) would require that state and local law enforcement agencies determine the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony. If the accused is in the country illegally, he or she would be detained without the possibility of bail and would undergo federal deportation proceedings.

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

- His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.

U.S. Approves Cybersecurity Standards for Nation's Electrical Grid

- The standards come after a government cyberattack last year destroyed a power plant's electric generator.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

- DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

U.S. Utilities Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

- The former head of DHS' cybersecurity division says U.S. utilities are vulnerable to coordinated hacker attacks.

Chertoff: Europe May Be A Staging Ground for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S.

- The DHS chief told the BBC that Europe's recent problems with homegrown terrorists worries the United States that the continent could be a staging ground for attacks against America.

U.S. to Build International Database for World's "Worst of the Worst"

- The FBI is leading an effort to get international partners to create an international criminal and terrorist database for exchanging biometric information between countries.

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

- A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

DHS Cuts Cost of Secure Licenses

- DHS has stretched out implementation deadlines to make it cheaper on states to implement REAL ID.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

- Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

- The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.
 




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