Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS’ move, saying Congress provided “full funding” for 2017.
Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the homeland security subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Cuellar challenged Johnson last February when DHS reduced Phalanx’s flight operations.
In FY 2015, of…nearly 45 million nonimmigrant visitors, DHS calculated a total overstay rate of 1.17 percent, or 527,127 individuals,” DHS officials said in a joint statement submitted to the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, which held a hearing on “Overstaying Their Welcome: National Risks Posed by Visa Overstays.”
Some visitors stayed beyond their authorized visit, but left the country by Jan. 4, 2016, reducing the suspected overstays to 416,500, the statement continued.
In January, DHS released its first Entry/Exit Overstay Report, which contains data on visa overstays, defined as “a nonimmigrant who was lawfully admitted to the United States for an authorized period but stayed in the United States beyond his or her lawful admission period.”
The hackers have been in some systems for over a year before being detected and have deployed a wide range Of different types of malware, using infrastructure originating from China, according to an FBI document.
“The FBI has obtained information regarding multiple malicious cyber actor groups that have compromised sensitive business information from US commercial and government networks through cyber espionage,” reads a May 2 FBI alert from the agency’s cyber division. In what is potentially a sign of how serious the attacks are, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a related Joint Analysis Report, and the Defense Security Service (DSS), which is part of the Department of Defense (DoD), distributed its own Cyber Alert.
Gunfire erupted just before 5 p.m. Thursday outside High Point High School in Beltsville, Md., a Washington, D.C. suburb.
Prince George’s County Police later said that the suspected gunman is Eulalio Tordil, a 62-year-old employee of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, which provides services for federal buildings.
Earlier this month, a group of former top government officials came out to say they sided with Apple in its refusal to help the FBI crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was among those siding with the world’s most profitable company. He argued that developing software to weaken the iPhone’s existing protections would be like “creating a bacterial biological weapon” that could also be used by criminals.
Immigration authorities have arrested 336 immigrants since launching an effort Jan. 23 to deport those in the U.S. illegally, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Most of those arrested for removal from the country are young people who crossed the U.S. border without their parents since 2014 and have since been ordered to be deported by immigration courts, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement issued Wednesday.