| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:53 AM
U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, "Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 “art craft toy” promised on the box found a stolen Picasso painting worth...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:13 PM
Congress voted late Friday to approve a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, narrowly avoiding a shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days.
With hours to go before...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
SoundWaters, the Stamford-based environmental education center, received some unexpected guests in December just before the holidays. Twenty-two of them to be exact.
But staff at one of the leading environmental education organizations on Long Island...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Law enforcement officers seized a shipment of 156,000 children's toys from China that contained higher levels of lead and a chemical used in plastics than is safe, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department.
The toy dolls that had...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Smuggling attempts by air, land and sea were thwarted in the past two days, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday.
On Sunday, agents on patrol in the desert of Imperial County found 10 large bundles of marijuana in a metal basket believed to have been...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 8:18 PM
Although a homemade raft overloaded with desperate people is the most enduring image of the decades-long migration to the U.S. from Cuba, that is not the way most Cubans without visas now arrive.
Most walk across the Mexican border.
"It is surprising....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:39 AM
As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:51 PM
The government will seek a stay of a judge's decision that has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Friday.
The Justice Department paperwork will be filed with a...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Federal environmental and customs officials said Thursday they will step up inspections at the nation's busiest port complex after discovering hundreds of imported vehicles, engines and other equipment that failed to comply with U.S. emissions standards....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Three Glendale women pleaded guilty last week to smuggling Armenian nationals into the United States through Mexico, according to federal court records.
The women — identified as Varduhi Avagyan, 42, Meri Avetisyan, 40, and Maria Yanakopulus, 57...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:28 PM
Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States.