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U.S. to allow indefinite detention of migrant children – DHS

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:38 PM

The move is aimed at deterring migrant expectations that they will be released after being arrested by the US border authorities and able to disappear into the US population

MIGRANTS. This file photo shows Central American migrant children traveling to the United States, play at a temporary shelter in downtown Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on December 26, 2018. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The Philippines says it is open to working with the United States to address the visa concerns

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'No cause for alarm' despite U.S. advisory on inadequate security at NAIA – MIAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal also says no complications regarding passengers are expected to arise as services for the airport were not downgraded

ASSURANCES. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal gave assurances passengers will not be burdened by security enhancements at NAIA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. airlines ordered to alert passengers of inadequate security at NAIA

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The Homeland Security of the US says experts determined that the NAIA does not maintain or carry out 'effective security' that meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization

SECURITY. Security experts from the US Department of Homeland Security Transport Security Authority found the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

U.S. says NAIA security measures inadequate – envoy

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it is acting on recommendations of US authorities to improve security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the rule will affect just over 382,200 immigrants applying to adjust their status to lawful permanent residents each year

New North Korean malware 'Typeframe' discovered by U.S.

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Shortly after the Trump-Kim summit, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security discover new malware 'Typeframe'

No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The more intense inspections of carry on electronics are expected to make airport boarding procedures longer than before

GREENLIT. Laptops remain allowed on flights as US authorities beef up on-ground security checks

U.S. lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The decision to lift the ban on US bound Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi comes after the airline implemented enhanced security measures

TOUCHDOWN. In this file photo, an Etihad Airways aircraft, flight 171 from Abu Dhabi, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

U.S. to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansion

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says evolving terror threats makes it imperative to raise overall security standards rather than take a piecemeal approach on personal electronics

AIRPORT SECURITY. This file photo taken on January 27, 2014, shows a traveler walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application center at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. John Moore / Getty Images North America / AFP

Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

WELCOME TO THE USA. This file photo taken on February 8, 2017 shows Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when US President Donald Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/File/AFP

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

There will be no use of military force for immigration operations says US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

U.S. targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED Two memos issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly order border patrol and immigration officers to deport as quickly as possible any illegal immigrants they find with only a few exceptions

ICE agents visiting a home. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Trump stacks top government posts with retired generals

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Trump s naming of at least 3 retired generals to top posts raises questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet level jobs

This file photo taken on November 19, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump shaking hands with retired United States Marine Corps General James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster, New Jersey. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

8 kids rescued from cybersex den in Taguig

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Authorities arrest the alleged mastermind and the mother of 3 of the rescued children

PH murder suspect nabbed in California

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Ezra Maling is wanted in connection of the 2003 murder of Rebedy Graceda Vergara of Cainta Rizal

NBI raids cybersex den in Pateros

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The tip about the den comes from the US Department of Homeland Security

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:45 PM

With just two hours to spare the House of Representatives passes a measure funding the premier agency securing the US against terror threats

Cocooned in scaffolding, the US Capitol dome is seen in a reflecting pool on October 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Undocumented Filipino teachers in US asked to come forward

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in the US vows to pin down an illegal recruiter who had victimized 1 000 Filipino teachers from 2003 to 2007

Do undocumented Filipinos in US qualify for TPS?

Sep 22, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The Philippines says the US has to look at the conditions very carefully to consider whether the Philippines qualifies for immigration relief through a temporary protected status

CONSULTING IMMIGRANTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario will meet with Filipino-Americans to discuss US immigration relief. File photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Obama seeks $3.7B to stem illegal border entries

Jul 09, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Obama says the funds will help ease an urgent humanitarian situation that has seen tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras illegally cross the southern US border

CHECKPOINT. Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014, where tension is rising over the arrival of undocumented immigrants. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

'Border is wide open': Small US town with big grievance

Jul 08, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Overwhelmed by the massive waves of mostly lone child immigrants crossing from Mexico into Texas and Arizona the US government has been forced to transfer some of them to detention centers elsewhere including in California

FACE-OFF. Anti-immigration activist Sabina Durden (R) and immigration sympathizer Mary Estrada (L) debate during a protest outside of the U.S. Border Patrol Murrieta Station on July 7, 2014 in Murrieta, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images/AFP

Smartphones, electronics to get closer airport checks – US

Jul 07, 2014 - 11:33 AM

TSA statement: Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft The traveler may also undergo additional screening

A passengers with a laptop computer is screened in the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) passenger screening area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia USA, 19 August 2013. Erik Lesser/EPA

Washington to tighten security for US-bound flights

Jul 03, 2014 - 10:47 AM

US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced unspecified steps that would be carried out in coming days amid concern that terror groups are developing new explosives to circumvent airport security

TIGHTER SECURITY SOON. In this photo, passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at JFK Airport, New York, USA, 03 January 2014. Andrew Gombert/EPA

US warns undocumented child migrants will be deported

Jun 24, 2014 - 10:21 AM

The United States is seeing a huge surge in young migrants fleeing gang violence and poverty in Central America mostly Guatemala Honduras and El Salvador

BORDER CONTROL. The US Border Patrol sign is seen on a fence at the border area in Nogales city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 10 June 2014. Jose Munoz/EPA

CIA, FBI flagged Boston suspect

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:31 AM

UPDATE The revelations raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks

Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo by AFP

Poison found in letter to US senator

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:53 AM

UPDATE The letter was detected during a routine inspection of mail at an off site facility and did not reach the US Capitol or Senator Roger Wicker s office

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

'A little paranoia' keeps US vigilant: FBI official

Nov 19, 2012 - 10:12 AM

More than a decade after the 9 11 attacks a little paranoia on the part of the American people helps the country remain vigilant to terror threats

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen 03 August 2007 inside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. AFP Photo

FOI case: Homeland Security sued for drone details

Nov 01, 2012 - 8:37 AM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says it has sued the US Department of Homeland Security to obtain details about Predator drones