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    Keep DREAMin'

    This past week, we live-blogged about Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s admission during a Senate hearing that she still supports the Dream Act, a bill that would grant amnesty to individuals unlawfully in the United States who arrived before the age of 16. Amnesty advocates like America’s Voice are … More

    Defending the Country is Hard

    The Washington Post reports today: Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these … More

    Live Blogging the Napolitano Hearing: Part III

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Sen. Sessions returns from vote–more questions for Napolitano. Swings back to comprehensive immigration reform. No surprise–he has a different take than Sen. Leahy. Napolitano emphasizes stress on courts from processing illegal immigrants. Too many cases. But doesn’t this mean Bush enforcement efforts were working? Great … More

    Live Blogging the Napolitano Hearing: Part II

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Committee has moved into Questions and Answers. Leahy is questioning Napolitano. Started off with Real ID. She says working with Congress and Governors to “craft a new solution.” Sessions talking workplace raids. Napolitano emphasizes that DHS is continuing all enforcement actions. Swine flu rears it … More

    Live Blogging the Napolitano Hearing

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – I am at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing where Napolitano is testifying today. First time since her confirmation. Lots of folks in the audience of course–several from immigration groups. DHS has focused on border security lately. This is a good thing– but we can’t tackle … More

    Chairman Mullen: China Military Buildup “Very Much Focused” on United States

    While China continues to insist its military expansion is purely defensive in nature, yesterday the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs expressed his doubts: “They are developing capabilities that are very maritime focused, maritime and air focused, and in many ways, very much focused on us.” Even though China’s long-term intentions … More

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: Is Canada Different Than Mexico?

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about DHS immigration enforcement policies, tomorrow, May 6, 2009. Given Secretary Napolitano’s novel interpretations of federal law, the Heritage Foundation has posted a series of questions (and suggested answers) for the Secretary on issues … More

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: Real ID

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about DHS immigration enforcement policies on May 6, 2009. Given Secretary Napolitano’s novel interpretations of federal law, the Heritage Foundation will be posting a series of questions (and suggested answers) for the Secretary. Past … More

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: No-Match Immigration Data

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about DHS immigration enforcement policies on May 6, 2009. Given Secretary Napolitano’s novel interpretations of federal law, the Heritage Foundation will be posting a series of questions (and suggested answers) for the Secretary. Past … More

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: Detention and Removal

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about DHS immigration enforcement policies on May 6, 2009. Given Secretary Napolitano’s novel interpretations of federal law, the Heritage Foundation will be posting a series of questions (and suggested answers) for the Secretary. Past … More