I testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about my experience combating domestic extremism while working for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The testimony took place Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. The topic of testimony for two panels (mine was the second) was "White Supremacy, Adequacy of the Federal Response." PURPOSE OF HEARING: The hearing will examine the … [Read More...] about Bensman Testifies before Congress on Law Enforcement’s Fight Against White Supremacy and Domestic Terrorism
Securing America’s Borders
By Todd Bensman as published August 16, 2019 by the Center for Immigration Studies PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — Last month in Juarez, I interviewed Central American migrants planning to return to their home countries rather than waiting in Mexico for U.S. asylum hearings. More than 25,000 of them had been ejected under President … [Read more...] about Under Trump’s “Wait in Mexico” Policy, While Some Migrants Go Home, Others Turn and Crash the Border
Terrorism and Homeland Security
This past March, Bureau of Prisons Inmate No. 9627173 – Plano, Texas wife and mother Sumaiya Ali – asked a federal judge for early release from her terrorism sentence under the First Step Act. It is the first such case that I know of, but if this has occurred once, more are likely in a pipeline emptying out potential terror … [Read more...] about First Known Convicted Terrorist Asked For ‘First Step Act’ Early Prison Release. Have More Followed?