DHS announced Tuesday that arrests at the southwest border plummeted in June after the Mexican government agreed early in the month to dramatically step up its own immigration enforcement efforts, under the threat of punishing US tariffs. (Courtesy of CBP)

Border Arrests Drop 28% Following US-Mexico Partnership (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for June indicates a 28% drop in enforcement actions along the Southwest Border since May, from 144,278 to...
Over the course of the operation, law enforcement seized 5,300 firearms and components, 167 explosives/ordinances and 15 silencers from the transnational criminal organization (TCO). (Courtesy of ICE HSI)

ICE HSI Results from Int’l Operation Targeting Weapons Traffickers

Matthew T. Albence, deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Miami, announced the results Friday, of...
Martin Gallo-Gallardo (at left, courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office), allegedly murdered his wife, and Francisco Carranza Ramirez (at right), Courtesy of the King County Sheriff’s Office), raped a wheelchair-bound Seattle woman for the third time, both of which were released from local jails despite ICE’s request for an immigration detainer & notification of release.

ICE Releases List of Accused Rapists, Murderers Shielded by Sanctuary Law

June 25, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in the Pacific Northwest are taking the unusual step of criticizing Washington state’s new sanctuary state law and giving detailed...
$500 drones are disrupting the $400B security industry as 3D threats render 2D solutions obsolete. Echodyne provides all-weather 3D situational awareness necessary to secure critical infrastructure, public spaces, smart cities, and countries from new and existing threats. (Courtesy of Echodyne Corp.)

The Challenge of Drone Use and Drone Security for Law Enforcement

Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echodyne, VP Marketing On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks in an...
Last week, the CDC announced the activation of an emergency operations center in an effort to help with the Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second-largest in history. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Border Patrol Agents Fall Prey to Illnesses Plaguing Migrant Centers

June 16, 2019 – In Breaking News – Washington Examiner Some Border Patrol agents in Texas are concerned about exposure to Ebola by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
The finalists’ technologies show tremendous promise to intercept illicit opioids without disrupting the flow of international mail. Their detection solutions range from machine learning to hyperspectral imaging to X-ray diffraction technologies. Following a 14-week accelerator, DHS will work closely with select teams to pilot and deploy the best tools in operational environments. (Courtesy of YouTube)

8 Finalists: $1.5M Challenge to Detect Illicit Opioids Entering US via Mail

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Winner, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge. The...
As Flight 63 was flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Richard Reid — an Islamic fundamentalist from the United Kingdom, and self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda operative — carried shoes that were packed with two types of explosives. He had been refused permission to board the flight the day before. (Courtesy of YouTube)

DHS S&T Shoe Scanner Technology Aims to Improve Airport Security

The types of shoes you wear when flying matter. And not just shoe types. Size, material, soles and heels are also very important. Why? Shoes can become dangerous vehicles for terrorists’ plots. On December...
The Tucson and El Centro Sectors are areas of high illegal entry and are experiencing large numbers of individuals and narcotics being smuggled into the country illegally. (Courtesy of YouTube)

DHS to Expedite Tucson & El Centro Border Wall Projects (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued two waivers, to ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector in Arizona, and the El Centro...
(Courtesy of the DEA)

Five Estonians Charged for Plot to Import Carfentanil & Fentanyl into US

Jevgeni Bokov, 44, Viktor Litvintsuk, 39, Amid Magerramov, 38, Nikolai Niftalijev, 32, and Vitali Voronjuk, 36, have been charged with narcotics trafficking and money laundering offenses, including conspiracy to import carfentanil...
Using biometric eGates, which will recognize international travelers by their face, the platform will allow them to board their aircraft in seconds, matching the live faces with previously enrolled and stored images, with no need for them to present either passports or boarding passes at the gate. (Courtesy of Vision-Box)

JFK Airport T1 & Vision-Box to Roll Out Facial Recognition Boarding

New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Terminal One Group and Vision-Box are modernizing passenger processing have signed a cooperation agreement roll out one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms...