Homeland Security News

New Jersey, Other States, Work to Fight Virus Misinformation

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to know if rumors of an impending national lockdown were true. They weren’t, and …

New Jersey Governor Against Providing Driver Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he would veto a bill that that would establish a New Jersey driver’s license for residents who cannot prove they are in the United States legally, dashing the hopes of hundreds of people who rallied …

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Announce Identity Theft Arrests

Tennessee’s Highway Patrol and Shelby County officials are announcing dozens of arrests following an identity theft investigation. A news conference was held Tuesday afternoon in Memphis to discuss details of the investigation, which was done by the state Department of …

US, Mexico Participating in Operation Holiday Hoax

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated products this holiday season. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland …

Homeland Security Indiana State Fair Booth Offers Fake Quake

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is shaking things up at the state fair. The Homeland Security booth near the covered bridge on the state fairgrounds features an earthquake simulator that fakes the intense shaking that can occur during a …

‘Operation Short Circuit’ Results in Seizure of Counterfeit Electrical Goods

A three-month operation conducted by 43 countries has resulted in the seizure of more than one million counterfeit electrical goods. During this operation, customs administrations looked for counterfeit power supplies, power adaptors, chargers, surge protectors, extension cords, holiday lights and …

Impact of Foreign Insects, Diseases Threatens Nation’s Food Supply

Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation’s …