Is the U.S. Exporting Its Travel Ban with Thousands of TSA & DHS Agents in 70 Countries?

    <a href=""><img alt="Tsa-2" src="" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>A New York Times investigation has revealed how the Department of Homeland Security is increasingly going global, with thousands of agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration stationed in more than 70 countries around the world. Hundreds more <span class="caps">DHS</span> workers are deployed at sea on Coast Guard ships or in the skies on surveillance planes. Stationing <span class="caps">ICE</span> overseas is reportedly about four times as expensive as a domestic post. Now some countries are accusing <span class="caps">DHS</span> of attempting to export the United States&#8217; restrictive immigration laws, with one German politician saying DHS&#8217;s interrogations and detentions at foreign airports constitute an extrajudicial travel ban. We speak with Ron Nixon, The New York Times&#8217;s homeland security correspondent who broke the story, &#8220;Homeland Security Goes Abroad. Not Everyone Is Grateful.&#8221;

Originally posted from Democracy Now! which can be read here.

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