Source: The Greenville (S.C.) News | South Carolina |
October 26, 2012
At least seven employers in South Carolina have been cited for violating the state's newest tweaks to its immigration law, which requires all new employees, other than farm laborers, ministers and domestic servants, to be verified through the federal database.
Federal authorities running a sting operation arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man, who came to the U.S. on a student visa and was allegedly planning to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb.
The new rules mark a dramatic attempt by the nation's second-largest police department to distance itself from federal immigration policies that Charlie Beck says unfairly treat undocumented immigrants suspected of committing petty offenses.
State homeland security leaders and the local law enforcement community are disputing a Senate subcommittee’s charges that a network of 77 anti-terrorism centers, set up after 9/11 to share information, has “not produced useful intelligence to support federal counterterrorism efforts.”
The new organization will help state leaders create policy to protect infrastructure such as data and communication systems, financial records, banking systems, water systems, electrical grids and energy companies.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
October 3, 2012
The nationwide network of offices known as “fusion centers” was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
October 3, 2012
Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican who has been feuding with Democratic President Barack Obama over the best way to secure the border, said that there should be "righteous anger" at the "federal failure and political stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border Patrol in harm's way."