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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 16, 2021)

    Washington - - On June 14-15, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Mexico during his first international trip as Secretary — a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to a close and deep partnership with the Government of Mexico.

    “I am proud of the partnership we are building with Mexico,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “I am looking forward to our work together on a wide range of issues, including our emergence from the

    Secretary Mayorkas is welcomed by Secretary Ebrard
    (Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security / DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

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  • Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 15, 2021) With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today. In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. DHS is undertaking a number of actions as part of an all-of-government effort to fight domestic terrorism. DHS is enhancing its analysis of open-source information to identify threats and leverage credible threat-analysis produced by others. The Department is contin...
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  • Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

    Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 15, 2021)


    The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

    Begin Text: The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched the first phase of its reopening on March 10. As part of this focus on a responsible, phased approach, we continue to reopen cases that were closed when CAM was terminated in 2018. This is just one component of the Pres
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds | site |



    DHS says Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border Management


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border wall, and outlines steps DHS will take to end wall expansion to the extent permitted by law and address life, safety, and environmental concerns. The prior administration planned to spend over $15 billion on wall construction, and diverted over $10 billion of those funds from military projects and other sour...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Los Angeles - - Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti visited the Los Angeles Cyber Lab and received a briefing on its operational capabilities. The Cyber Lab is a prime example of how a public-private partnership can shore up our cyber defenses across every level of government as called for by President Biden. “As cyber threats continue to evolve, we must adapt to ensure the resilience of our nation’s institutions and critical infrastructure,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “The federal government cannot do this alone. DHS is committed to strengthening its partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and private sector entities across the country. The LA Cyber Lab is a t...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS) press release dated: June 3, 2021) Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced new efforts to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Secretary Mayorkas also expressed the Department’s commitment to improving pay for the TSA workforce.    “TSA employees are outstanding public servants who work on the frontlines, including throughout the pandemic, to keep the traveling American public safe,” said Secretary Mayorkas.  “They deserve the empowerment of collective bargainin...
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  • Olivia and Liam are Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

    Olivia and Liam are Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

    Olivia and Liam are Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020 | site |


    Mason and Ethan Fall Out of Top 10


    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: May 7, 2021)

    Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time, with the top three names for both girls - Olivia, Emma, and Ava - and boys - Liam, Noah, and Oliver - remaining the same for the second year in a row. In fact, out of both Top 10 lists combined, only two names changed, with the traditional names Henry and Alexander edging out Mason and Ethan. The name Henry has been steadily rising in popularity, last appearing in the Top 10 over a century ago, in 1910.


    Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2020:

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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System - - - NTAS - - - Bulletin

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin after consultation with the Intelligence Community and law enforcement partners. The NTAS Bulletin advises that the United States is facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile. Specifically, the Bulletin details the threats posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. Social media and online forums are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity. Such threats als
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  • Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks

    Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 12, 2021) Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement in support of President Biden’s Executive Order to improve our nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks: “Recent cybersecurity incidents impacting SolarWinds, Microsoft, and Colonial Pipeline are a stark reminder that malicious cyber activity can significantly disrupt Americans’ daily lives and threaten our national security. Addressing these risks to our way of life is a shared responsibility that depends upon close collaboration between the public and private sectors. Today’s Executive Order will empower DHS and our interagency partners to modernize federal cyber...
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  • Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Approval of a Jones Act Waiver in Response to Eastern Seaboard Oil Supply Constraints

    Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Approval of a Jones Act Waiver in Response to Eastern Seaboard Oil Supply Constraints | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 12, 2021) Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security will approve a temporary and targeted Jones Act Waiver in response to eastern seaboard oil supply constraints. “In the interest of national defense, I have approved a temporary and targeted waiver request to an individual company. This waiver will help provide for the transport of oil products between the Gulf Coast and East Coast ports to ease oil supply constraints as a result of the interruptions in the operations of the Colonial Pipeline. The decision to approve the waiver was made after careful consideration and consultation with interagency partne...
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  • U.S. Social Security Administration Commissioner Saul Communicates to Congress about the State of Social Security Services

    U.S. Social Security Administration Commissioner Saul Communicates to Congress about the State of Social Security Services | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: April 26, 2021) Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, wrote to key members of Congress to raise awareness of the resources Social Security needs to recover from the ongoing pandemic and improve service. “Since becoming Commissioner, I have focused our actions and our resources on efforts to improve the service we provide to the millions of people who turn to us for help. I have been clear in my budget requests about what it takes to improve service and maintain the integrity of our programs: both additional frontline staff to help people now, and information technology (IT) investments to improve our future,” said Commissioner Saul. “2021 is a critical year to shape the agency for post-pandemic success, but our resource constraint...
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  • DHS Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington - - Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to combating all forms of terrorism and targeted violence, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today that DHS has established a new Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to improve the Department’s ability to combat terrorism and targeted violence, consistent with privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, and other applicable laws. “CP3 will help build local prevention frameworks to provide communities with the tools they need to combat terrorism and targeted violence,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “Individuals who may be radicalizing, or...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Donna, Texas with Congressional Delegation

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Donna, Texas with Congressional Delegation | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: May 8, 2021) Washington - - On Friday, May 7, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas led a Congressional Delegation to Donna, Texas to receive an update on unaccompanied children arriving at our Southern Border and view conditions at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Donna Processing Facility. The delegation was provided an overview of the progress being made at Donna and facilities across the Southern Border to decrease the amount of time unaccompanied children remain in CBP custody. “The Biden-Harris Administration inherited a dismantled system plagued by chaos and cruelty, and I was proud today to show members of the Congressional delegation who have been leading the effort to reform our immigration system the ...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Urges Small Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Ransomware

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Urges Small Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Ransomware | site |


    DHS Launches Next Phase of Cybersecurity “Sprints” with New Effort to Recruit Diverse Cyber Talent


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 5, 2021) Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas urged small businesses to proactively guard against the growing threat of ransomware during a virtual event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We recognize and appreciate the fact that small businesses comprise the backbone of our Nation’s economy,” said Secretary Mayorkas, speaking to the virtual audience of approximately 1,500 small and medium-sized business owners. “It is for that very reason that individuals who pose a threat to our nation - who employ cyber tools and particularly ransomware as the vehicle for realizing that threat - target sm...
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  • Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months | site |


    New Designation Allows Eligible Venezuelans to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization Documents


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: March 8, 2021) Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements. This designation is due to extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela that prevent nationals from returning safely, including a complex humanitarian crisis marked by widespread hu...
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 16, 2021)

    Washington - - On June 14-15, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Mexico during his first international trip as Secretary — a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to a close and deep partnership with the Government of Mexico.

    “I am proud of the partnership we are building with Mexico,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “I am looking forward to our work together on a wide range of issues, including our emergence from the

    Secretary Mayorkas is welcomed by Secretary Ebrard
    (Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security / DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

    ...
    06-17-2021, 05:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism
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    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 15, 2021) With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today. In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. DHS is undertaking a number of actions as part of an all-of-government effort to fight domestic terrorism. DHS is enhancing its analysis of open-source information to identify threats and leverage credible threat-analysis produced by others. The Department is contin...
    06-16-2021, 09:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 15, 2021)


    The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

    Begin Text: The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched the first phase of its reopening on March 10. As part of this focus on a responsible, phased approach, we continue to reopen cases that were closed when CAM was terminated in 2018. This is just one component of the Pres
    ...
    06-16-2021, 07:56 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds | site |



    DHS says Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border Management


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border wall, and outlines steps DHS will take to end wall expansion to the extent permitted by law and address life, safety, and environmental concerns. The prior administration planned to spend over $15 billion on wall construction, and diverted over $10 billion of those funds from military projects and other sour...
    06-16-2021, 06:15 AM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Los Angeles - - Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti visited the Los Angeles Cyber Lab and received a briefing on its operational capabilities. The Cyber Lab is a prime example of how a public-private partnership can shore up our cyber defenses across every level of government as called for by President Biden. “As cyber threats continue to evolve, we must adapt to ensure the resilience of our nation’s institutions and critical infrastructure,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “The federal government cannot do this alone. DHS is committed to strengthening its partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and private sector entities across the country. The LA Cyber Lab is a t...
    06-12-2021, 03:06 AM

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