Congress ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to create a plan for drones to fly in general airspace by September 2015, and states are competing to become one of six locations to help develop that plan.
Source: AP/USA Today | New York City |
June 11, 2012
First responders and residents who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment of the disease and potentially hefty compensation payments under a rule proposed by federal health officials.
After seven months of an ambitious review by the Obama administration of all deportations before the nation’s immigration courts, very few of them have been halted, disappointing immigrants President Obama hopes to court for his re-election bid.
A wildfire burned out of control for a fourth day in the steep mountains of southwestern New Mexico on Saturday, one of several blazes that have consumed more than 200 square miles of rugged land in six U.S. states and caused several small towns to evacuate.
Since the terrorist attacks of 2001, the federal government has kept a more careful watch on the country’s northern border. This month, the agency is completing construction of a $10 million office in Port Angeles.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
May 29, 2012
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has nominated a veteran public safety official to head the city’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, one of the most important positions in city government.
The controversial federal immigration-enforcement program called Secure Communities went live across Colorado this week — in a cobbled-together fashion and under a cloud of controversy over the potential for entangling domestic-violence victims in deportations.
Source: AP/Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
May 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified state officials that despite the objections of Gov. Deval Patrick and immigration activists, they plan to launch a federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested for crimes.
The planned detention center, where illegal immigrants would be held until they are deported, has caused a stir in Crete that reflects national debates over immigration policies and the growing number of people being held in for-profit prisons and jails.