Pentagon: Kaspersky Lab Flagged as Likely Threat Since 2004

The Defense Department says its intelligence unit flagged a Russian anti-virus company as a likely threat back in 2004. The company in question is London-based multinational anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab. The Pentagon said it stopped using its products several years ago due to the company’s suspected ties to the Russian government.

DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S. The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.

Homeland Security Announces New Extreme Vetting Procedures

The Trump administration takes another step to improve the country’s vetting protocol.

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said it plans to require more people to undergo in-person interviews before granting them citizenship.

The groups specified are those already in the U.S. on business visas as well as refugees hoping to sponsor family members to join them in the country. Officials say the latest measure reflects the administration’s commitment to upholding and strengthening the integrity of the country’s immigration system.