Janet Napolitano

Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives her final official speech at the National Press Club in Washington on August 27, 2013.

Wall would be ‘wasteful and ineffective,’ says former Homeland Security chief Napolitano


Although in favor of adding a few new barriers in strategic locations on the US-Mexico border, Napolitano says building a wall from “sea to shining sea” would be wasteful. The border is “not in a crisis situation,” she says.

Janet Napolitano, former US Secretary of Homeland Security, in 2011.

Why a former DHS secretary thinks DACA should continue

Global Politics

Advocates criticize Obama’s second-term cabinet picks for lack of diversity

Global Politics

Young undocumented immigrants get reprieve under new U.S. government policy

Global Politics

VIDEO: Mitt Romney to begin receiving Secret Service protection

Global Politics

With Napolitano’s Exit, New Opportunities for the Department of Homeland Security?

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced late last week that she will be resigning from her post to become the president of the University of California system. Her resignation comes at a time when the Department of Homeland Security–which includes the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency–could be facing big changes–if the House of […]

Feds Accuse Arizona Sheriff of Civil Rights Abuses

The country’s “toughest sheriff” has had his gold star revoked. A scathing U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a “systematic disregard” for the Constitution amid a series of immigration crackdowns that have turned the lawman into […]

Feds Charge 72 in Child Porn Ring

Law enforcement officials at the Justice Department have announced 72 people  have been charged and 52 arrested in what they are describing as a “horrific” child pornography ring. The ring was allegedly organized on a private online club called “Dreamboard” –  where its members gained greater access and prestige by submitting images of their own violent acts […]

The World

Unmanned drones to be used on US – Mexico border

Conflict & Justice

Employing lethal military technology that the U.S. uses against its enemies in a domestic context begs many questions, least of all being, is there a danger in using them? For the answer, we turn to a man who knows a bit about danger.

The World

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on new screening technology


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will tour the Transportation Security Laboratory in Atlantic City, NJ, on Wednesday. We talk with Napolitano about the screening technology being developed there and get her thoughts on the Gulf oil gusher.