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DHS Hosts National Exercise on Election Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the “Tabletop the Vote 2018: DHS’ National Election Cyber Exercise,” a three-day, first-of-its-kind exercise to assist DHS and our federal partners, state and local election officials, and...

DHS to Host Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting with Focus on Enhancing School Security Measures

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will host the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) meeting this week. The session will focus on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools,...

Honduran man sentenced to nearly 3 years in federal prison for illegally possessing firearm, shooting son of off-duty law enforcement officer

Santos Alfredo Paz-Ruiz, 42, was sentenced Aug. 13 to 33 months in federal prison for firearms violations.  On May 10, 2018, Paz-Ruiz pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien unlawfully possessing a firearm.

ICE arrests 45 in Houston area during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives

ICE arrests 45 in Houston area during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives

ICE removes El Salvadoran national wanted for murder

ICE removes El Salvadoran national wanted for murder

Federal law enforcement in Colorado targets marijuana grown on federal land

More than 71,000 marijuana plants were removed from about 38 acres of Colorado public lands (not including the islands on the Colorado river) during last year’s growing season.

Vice President Pence: Time Has Come for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

While speaking at the DHS National Cybersecurity Summit in New York City on July 31st, Vice President Pence calls on the United States Senate to take action before the end of the year to enact legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure...