Two Yale students and a long-time peace activist from New England were arrested Monday in a unusual protest at a Central New York air base. The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.
An amendment introduced by NY Congressman Bill Owens to block a border fee proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in its 2014 budget request was passed in the Appropriations committee Wednesday.
The Department of Homeland Security is including in its 2014 budget a request for a feasibility study to charge people to cross the border. Tourism, business and legislative interests in New York’s north country say the idea could harm economic ties between the U.S. and Canada.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified state officials that they plan to launch the federal Secure Communities program in Massachusetts over the objections of Governor Deval Patrick and immigration activists. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan described Secure Communities as an information sharing program between federal agencies that can only be implemented by the federal government.