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  • Amnesty: A Path to Permanent Residency Is as Bad as a Path to Citizenship

    The gossip in Washington is that the House of Representatives, unlike the Senate, will not have a path to citizenship, or amnesty, in its immigration reform bills. Indeed, just a few days ago, Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) said he would bring immigration bills up for a vote only if a … More

    Homeland Security Abandons Amnesty Background Checks

    Last week, government watchdog Judicial Watch issued a report that showed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) abandoning ordinary background checks due to a surge in amnesty applications as a result of President Obama’s executive action last year. If DHS cannot manage a few hundred thousand temporary amnesty applications, it … More

    Amnesty Insanity: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Better Result

    While debating the amnesty provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, then-Senator Alan Simpson (R–WY) stated on the floor of the Senate that “this is it. This is a generous Nation responding; instead of going hunting for you and going through the anguish of that in … More

    Cybersecurity: Homeland Security Follies

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just found out that it had a cybersecurity vulnerability for the past four years that could have led to personally identifiable information being stolen by hackers. If the government, and specifically DHS, can’t administer its existing cyber standards, then there is no reason to … More

    Chinese Hackers Compromise U.S. Weapons Systems

    The Washington Post is reporting that the designs for many of the U.S.’s “most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers.” While the U.S. has started to increase its pressure on China, it is a dollar short and a day late. Rather than allow state-sponsored hackers to … More

    America's Veterans: Serving Those Who Serve

    As part of its fifth annual Protect America Month, Heritage will honor those who have bravely served our nation and kept us safe from innumerable threats and enemies with an event on “Serving Those Who Serve.” Our veterans are the finest the U.S. has to offer. They have been tested … More

    U.S. Should Stand Up to China on Cyber Attacks

    The highest-ranking American military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey, continued this Administration’s naïve attempts to cooperate with China when it comes to cybersecurity during a visit there last week. China is arguably the worst offender among nations in terms of cyber attacks and cyber theft. The … More

    Cybersecurity: Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector

    Last week, a hacker turned cybersecurity expert, Marc Maiffret, published an enlightening op-ed in The New York Times, arguing the private sector can and should do more to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. This is especially true since the private sector produces the hardware and software for every device we use. … More

    North Korea Ups the Ante with Cyber Attack

    On Tuesday, several South Korean banks and television broadcasters were taken offline due to a “pretty massive” cyber attack. For the most part these attacks were just a nuisance, temporarily cutting off online access to bank accounts and freezing TV station computers, though not interfering with any broadcasts. Most signs … More

    From Chemical Security to Cyber: Regulation Still Not the Answer

    The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on Thursday on the progress made in the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program over the past six months. CFATS was once considered a great success in security and government regulations. In late 2011, however, a leaked Department of … More