DHS Head Warns Terror, Organized Crime Ties Tightening

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly warned against the “real” and increasingly sophisticated threat from the nexus between criminal and terrorist networks as he advocated for more aggressive immigration policy enforcement.

Kelly laid out on Tuesday a vision of a world that is increasingly dangerous and fraught with security challenges that must be faced by a vigilant, forceful government during his first major public address since his swearing in. He largely focused his remarks at George Washington University on defending his agency from critics and on backing President Donald Trump’s harder line immigration enforcement policies.

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