DHS Surveilled US Citizens' Money Transfers, Sen. Says

By Max Jaeger (March 8, 2022, 11:56 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretly collected "a massive trove of ordinary Americans' financial records" without a warrant, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Tuesday in a letter to the agency's inspector general.

Homeland Security Investigations, a law enforcement unit within DHS, has hoovered up more than six million records since 2019 covering transfers of money above $500 "to or from" Mexico, Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, according to the letter.

"Instead of squandering resources collecting millions of transactions from people merely because they live or transact with individuals in a handful of Southwestern states or have relatives in Mexico,...

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