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Columbus Police and federal Homeland Security officials are investigating a suspicious package left at City Hall on Saturday.  

A federal judge ruled on Sunday that Ken Cuccinelli's appointment to a top immigration position in the Trump administration was unlawful, saying several directives issued by Cuccinelli to tighten asylum rules must now be "set aside."

The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to share certain government records from its databases to help the Census Bureau produce data about the U.S. citizenship status of every person living in the country.

A top Trump administration official has been criticized for saying on Monday that the man charged with stabbing five people at a Hanukkah celebration in New York was the son of an "illegal alien" and came from a family that lacked "American values."

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, made the comments in a now-deleted tweet about suspect Grafton Thomas.

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As a major storm heads for Puerto Rico, the Department of Homeland Security and its Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday they will move $271 million in funds to support President Trump's border enforcement efforts.

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The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the new policy Wednesday, which replaces the Flores settlement agreement.

That's been a longtime target of immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration, who contend the settlement has acted as a lure to families in Central America.

The Trump administration announced on Monday it is expanding fast-track deportation regulations to include the removal of undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the U.S. continuously for two years or more.

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A Columbus resident who has taken sanctuary at a local church has been fined nearly 500 thousand dollars by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

In the wake of the weekend shooting at a synagogue in San Diego, Columbus area Jewish leaders say they have been taking steps to increase security. 

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Columbus police have used a 40 thousand dollar U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant to purchase high-tech audio equipment that will help control rowdy crowds.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the National Guard is among the agencies helping to keep the election safe.

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Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson met yesterday in Columbus with Islamic community leaders to discuss efforts to combat violent extremism.

Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities considered a high risk for a terrorist attack, and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities.