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February 07, 2017

DHS Chief John Kelly

D.H.S. Chief Kelly Floats Making Visitors to U.S. “Give Us Your Passwords”

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Appearing before a congressional panel on Tuesday, the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly proposed requiring foreign travelers to the US to provide immigration officers with social media account log-ins. Kelly faced questioning on the issue from Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), who urged the department to “increase its efforts to dig into” social media activity of visa applicants. The DHS chief concurred, stating that he was looking into “enhanced” screening, regardless of the current order blocking implantation of President Trump’s Muslim ban. “If someone wants to…

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Senate Confirms DeVos, After Activists Force Historic Tie-Breaker

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The Trump administration was forced to dispatch the Vice President to the Senate on Tuesday afternoon to see its Education Secretary nominee confirmed. Mike Pence appeared on Capitol Hill to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of Betsy DeVos. The 51-50 vote marked the first time in United States history that a cabinet member relied on the support of the Vice President to get Congressional approval. The tight margin came after activists flooded legislative offices with appeals, calling on senators to reject DeVos. Trump’s top…

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