Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Wednesday told lawmakers that the makeup of those attempting to cross the border illegally has changed drastically in the last year — from family units to single adults coming for economic reasons.

“In 2019 it was mainly [unaccompanied children] as well as family units coming from the Northern Triangle,” Wolf told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, referring to the countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.


“Today what we see are mainly single adults from Mexico, not exclusively but that is the highest percentage by far and… obviously that harkens back to the 1980s and 90s of seeing that same trend and flow,” he said. “And the vast, vast majority almost exclusively are coming here for economic reasons.”

The U.S. was hit by a major migration crisis last year that overwhelmed

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  • Hackers linked to the Chinese government have successfully infiltrated US government systems across “many sectors,” according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI. 
  • The hackers are taking advantage of publicly available code and exploits that have already been publicized in order to hack into US entities.
  • The report suggests that, after vulnerabilities are discovered and publicized by US defenders, hackers are often able to exploit the vulnerabilities before government agencies patch them. 
  • CISA did not specify which agencies were compromised or how many records were potentially stolen, but says that hackers were frequently successful using “low-complexity” methods.
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Hackers linked to the Chinese government have repeatedly attempted to compromise US government systems over the past year — and in some cases, they were successful, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division.

In an

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A report from the Department of Homeland Security cast white supremacy as the greatest terror threat to the US, according to Politico.

The outlet reported it viewed three draft reports by the department, all of which describe in similar language that white supremacy is the biggest threat ahead of other concerns from foreign terrorist groups and disinformation efforts from Russia.

The three drafts of DHS’s State of the Homeland Threat Assessment 2020 were all produced in August, and describe white supremacy in a vague group of “Domestic Violent Extremists,” according to the report.

In a paragraph of “Key Takeaways,” the outlet wrote that the three drafts of the report do conclude “white supremacist extremists (WSEs) will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland through 2021.”

The reports echo conclusions that have been longheld in US intelligence agencies in regards to threats posed by white supremacists but highlight

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The White House denounced Taylor’s remarks, pointing out that during his tenure in the administration, from 2017 to 2019, he never publicly voiced concerns.

“This individual is another creature of the D.C. Swamp who never understood the importance of the President’s agenda or why the American people elected him and clearly just wants to cash-in,” White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement to POLITICO. “President Trump has an unprecedented number of accomplishments in spite of government bureaucrats who are only out for themselves, not the forgotten men and women of this country.”

In the ad, Taylor alleges that Trump asked for funding to be pulled from the Federal Emergency Management Agency during catastrophic wildfires that caused millions of dollars in damage in California, because the state was not part of his political base.

“He told us to stop giving money to people whose houses had burned down because

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