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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Establishes New Office of Health Security

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Establishes New Office of Health Security

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Establishes New Office of Health Security | site |



    Chief Medical Officer to Lead New Office for DHS Medical, Workforce Health and Safety, and Public Health Missions  Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: July 19, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week established the Office of Health Security, a new office that will serve as the principal medical, workforce health and safety, and public health authority for DHS.  “Over the past several years, Americans have faced a series of unprecedented challenges impacting their health security, from the pandemic to natural disasters and more,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “Our Department must be prepared to adapt to an ever-expanding, dynamic, and complex public health threat landscape. The Office of Health Security will lead our efforts to meet that charge...
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  • Message from Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    Message from Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 25, 2022 Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on Shooting in Uvalde, Texas Release Date: May 25, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas: “No words can come close to comforting the families of those lost in Uvalde yesterday. We at the Department of Homeland Security are horrified by this callous act of violence. We grieve for the families and loved ones of the children and teachers lost, and with the people of the community of Uvalde. We are hopeful for the full and fast recovery of those who suffered injuries. “We are grateful for the courageous members of our Border Patrol, many of whom are part of the Uvalde and surrounding communities, who immedi...
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  • DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: May 16, 2022 Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas are for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. “These additional H-2B visas will help employers meet the demand for seasonal workers at this most critical time, when there is a serious labor shortage,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The visas are accompanied by significant worker protections and provide a safe and lawful pathway for individuals to come to the United States and earn wages i...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on District Court Ruling on Title 42

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on District Court Ruling on Title 42 | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 20, 2022 As we have repeatedly stated, Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against the spread of communicable disease, in this case, COVID-19. We will comply with the court’s order to continue enforcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 Order as long as it remains in place. Meanwhile, DHS will continue to execute its comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to manage potential increases in the number of migrants encountered at our border. As part of this effort, DHS has established a Southwest Border Coordination Center to execute those plans. DHS will also increase personnel and resources as needed, and has already red...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 25, 2022


    DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remind the public that sites that provide emergency response and relief are considered protected areas. To the fullest extent possible, ICE and CBP do not conduct immigration enforcement activities in protected areas such as along evacuation routes, sites used for sheltering or the distribution of emergency supplies, food or water, or registration sites for disaster-related assistance or the reunification of families and loved ones. ICE and CBP provide emergency assistance to individuals regardless of their immigration status. DHS...
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  • Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 15, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: “Our nation mourns the loss of life caused by the horrific shooting in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts break for the families and friends of the victims, and we stand with them and the entire Black community that was targeted by this hateful act of violence. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across the country to combat violent extremism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism, which continues to pose one of the most significant terrorism-related threats to the homeland. We are devoting every available resource to combat all forms of terrorism ...
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  • Statement by Homeland Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan for USCG Commandant and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin for USCG Vice Commandant

    Statement by Homeland Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan for USCG Commandant and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin for USCG Vice Commandant | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: April 5, 2022 Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin to serve as the 33rd Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “President Biden has made an exceptional choice by nominating Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Admiral Fagan is a tremendous leader, trailblazer, and respected public servant who will lead the Coast Guard across its critical missions with honor. Over Admiral Fagan’s 36 years in the Coast G...
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  • DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022

    U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022 | site |



    Departments to add additional visas and significant worker protections


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: March 31, 2022 Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. “Informed by current demand in the labor market, today we are announcing the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B visas that will help to support American businesses and...
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  • Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination

    Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) news release dated: April 1, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) determination that it will, effective May 23, 2022, terminate its Title 42 public health Order. Pursuant to its Title 42 authority, the CDC has, since March 2020, required the expulsion of unauthorized single adults and family units arriving at the land borders in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. “Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but rather a public health authority used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against the spread of communicable disease. Title 42 remains in place until May 23 and, until then, DHS wi...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent site


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: November 15, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the time it takes to be hired into the Department. Employees hired through this system will join the new DHS Cybersecurity Service, the Nation’s preeminent federal cybersecurity team working to protect U.S. critical infrastructure and the American people from cybersecurity threats, and increase nationwide ...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: October 29, 2021)

    Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today issued a new memorandum announcing and explaining his decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. “This Administration is tackling longstanding problems that have plagued our immigration system for decades in order to achieve needed systemic change. MPP does not help meet this goal,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, pulled resources and personnel away from other priority efforts, and did not address the root causes of irregular migration. MPP not only undercuts the Administration’s ability to implement critically needed and foundational changes to the immigration
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 19, 2021) Washington - - On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Miami, Florida to participate in a series of important engagements with the Cuban and Haitian diaspora communities in Miami focused on hearing from community leaders about critical issues in their countries of origin and providing updates on the latest actions from the Administration. Secretary Mayorkas was joined by Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor to the Administrator Mark Feierstein. The Secretary’s meetings with community leaders were the latest engagements carried out...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Call with Counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Call with Counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - On August 17, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas participated in a call with Five Eyes counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. Secretary Mayorkas and the Ministers discussed efforts to facilitate the relocation of our citizens and their families, Afghan nationals who have worked for and on behalf of the United States and our allies, and other eligible vulnerable Afghans. The group discussed the necessity of providing safe passage in Kabul for vulnerable individuals and committed to coordinating further on relocation and resettlement efforts.
    ...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program | site |



    Department Seeks Appointees to Serve on the National Board


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: August 17, 2021) Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP), which will provide voluntary case management and other services to ensure that noncitizens in removal proceedings have access to legal information and other critical services. Alternatives to Detention is an important tool used by DHS for individuals and families as they await the outcome of immigration proceedings. This new congressionally directed pilot will supplement existing Alternatives to Detention programs run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and will inform...
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Establishes New Office of Health Security
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Establishes New Office of Health Security | site |



    Chief Medical Officer to Lead New Office for DHS Medical, Workforce Health and Safety, and Public Health Missions  Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: July 19, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week established the Office of Health Security, a new office that will serve as the principal medical, workforce health and safety, and public health authority for DHS.  “Over the past several years, Americans have faced a series of unprecedented challenges impacting their health security, from the pandemic to natural disasters and more,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “Our Department must be prepared to adapt to an ever-expanding, dynamic, and complex public health threat landscape. The Office of Health Security will lead our efforts to meet that charge...
    07-19-2022, 09:31 PM
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    Message from Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
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    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 25, 2022 Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on Shooting in Uvalde, Texas Release Date: May 25, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas: “No words can come close to comforting the families of those lost in Uvalde yesterday. We at the Department of Homeland Security are horrified by this callous act of violence. We grieve for the families and loved ones of the children and teachers lost, and with the people of the community of Uvalde. We are hopeful for the full and fast recovery of those who suffered injuries. “We are grateful for the courageous members of our Border Patrol, many of whom are part of the Uvalde and surrounding communities, who immedi...
    06-04-2022, 08:54 PM
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    DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: May 16, 2022 Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas are for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. “These additional H-2B visas will help employers meet the demand for seasonal workers at this most critical time, when there is a serious labor shortage,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The visas are accompanied by significant worker protections and provide a safe and lawful pathway for individuals to come to the United States and earn wages i...
    06-04-2022, 10:15 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on District Court Ruling on Title 42
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on District Court Ruling on Title 42 | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 20, 2022 As we have repeatedly stated, Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against the spread of communicable disease, in this case, COVID-19. We will comply with the court’s order to continue enforcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 Order as long as it remains in place. Meanwhile, DHS will continue to execute its comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to manage potential increases in the number of migrants encountered at our border. As part of this effort, DHS has established a Southwest Border Coordination Center to execute those plans. DHS will also increase personnel and resources as needed, and has already red...
    06-02-2022, 07:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 25, 2022


    DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remind the public that sites that provide emergency response and relief are considered protected areas. To the fullest extent possible, ICE and CBP do not conduct immigration enforcement activities in protected areas such as along evacuation routes, sites used for sheltering or the distribution of emergency supplies, food or water, or registration sites for disaster-related assistance or the reunification of families and loved ones. ICE and CBP provide emergency assistance to individuals regardless of their immigration status. DHS...
    05-26-2022, 11:48 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 15, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: “Our nation mourns the loss of life caused by the horrific shooting in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts break for the families and friends of the victims, and we stand with them and the entire Black community that was targeted by this hateful act of violence. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across the country to combat violent extremism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism, which continues to pose one of the most significant terrorism-related threats to the homeland. We are devoting every available resource to combat all forms of terrorism ...
    05-17-2022, 02:10 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by Homeland Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan for USCG Commandant and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin for USCG Vice Commandant
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by Homeland Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan for USCG Commandant and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin for USCG Vice Commandant | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: April 5, 2022 Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin to serve as the 33rd Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “President Biden has made an exceptional choice by nominating Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Admiral Fagan is a tremendous leader, trailblazer, and respected public servant who will lead the Coast Guard across its critical missions with honor. Over Admiral Fagan’s 36 years in the Coast G...
    04-11-2022, 05:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022 | site |



    Departments to add additional visas and significant worker protections


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: March 31, 2022 Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. “Informed by current demand in the labor market, today we are announcing the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B visas that will help to support American businesses and...
    04-05-2022, 02:14 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) news release dated: April 1, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) determination that it will, effective May 23, 2022, terminate its Title 42 public health Order. Pursuant to its Title 42 authority, the CDC has, since March 2020, required the expulsion of unauthorized single adults and family units arriving at the land borders in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. “Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but rather a public health authority used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against the spread of communicable disease. Title 42 remains in place until May 23 and, until then, DHS wi...
    04-02-2022, 11:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
    12-04-2021, 11:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent site


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: November 15, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the time it takes to be hired into the Department. Employees hired through this system will join the new DHS Cybersecurity Service, the Nation’s preeminent federal cybersecurity team working to protect U.S. critical infrastructure and the American people from cybersecurity threats, and increase nationwide ...
    11-25-2021, 01:44 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: October 29, 2021)

    Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today issued a new memorandum announcing and explaining his decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. “This Administration is tackling longstanding problems that have plagued our immigration system for decades in order to achieve needed systemic change. MPP does not help meet this goal,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, pulled resources and personnel away from other priority efforts, and did not address the root causes of irregular migration. MPP not only undercuts the Administration’s ability to implement critically needed and foundational changes to the immigration
    ...
    11-08-2021, 04:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 19, 2021) Washington - - On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Miami, Florida to participate in a series of important engagements with the Cuban and Haitian diaspora communities in Miami focused on hearing from community leaders about critical issues in their countries of origin and providing updates on the latest actions from the Administration. Secretary Mayorkas was joined by Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor to the Administrator Mark Feierstein. The Secretary’s meetings with community leaders were the latest engagements carried out...
    08-21-2021, 12:43 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Call with Counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Call with Counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - On August 17, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas participated in a call with Five Eyes counterparts from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. Secretary Mayorkas and the Ministers discussed efforts to facilitate the relocation of our citizens and their families, Afghan nationals who have worked for and on behalf of the United States and our allies, and other eligible vulnerable Afghans. The group discussed the necessity of providing safe passage in Kabul for vulnerable individuals and committed to coordinating further on relocation and resettlement efforts.
    ...
    08-19-2021, 09:07 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program | site |



    Department Seeks Appointees to Serve on the National Board


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: August 17, 2021) Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP), which will provide voluntary case management and other services to ensure that noncitizens in removal proceedings have access to legal information and other critical services. Alternatives to Detention is an important tool used by DHS for individuals and families as they await the outcome of immigration proceedings. This new congressionally directed pilot will supplement existing Alternatives to Detention programs run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and will inform...
    08-18-2021, 11:18 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    DHS Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System -- NTAS -- Bulletin
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 13, 2021)

    Washington - - On August 13, 2021 the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the heightened threat environment across the United States. The threat environment to the Homeland is diverse and challenging, especially leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as well as religious holidays that could serve as catalyst for targeted violence. Threats in the Homeland include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting
    ...
    08-14-2021, 02:09 AM
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    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 12, 2021)


    Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia


    “On the 4th anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia, we remember Heather Heyer and all those who were victims of the senseless violence that occurred on that tragic day. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across every level of government, the private sector, and communities throughout our country to prevent acts of targeted violence and domestic terrorism. “Over the last four years, we have seen a rise in violence motivated by ideologies of hate, false narratives, and other extremist v...
    08-13-2021, 11:28 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 22, 2021) Washington - - On June 21-22, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Portugal to represent the United States alongside the Department of Justice at the biannual U.S.-EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Ministerial. Secretary Mayorkas met bilaterally with European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, European Commissioner Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner Didier Reynders, Portuguese Minister of Interior Eduardo Cabrita, and Portuguese Minister of Justice Francisca Van Dunem. He also met with DHS employees based in Portugal. “The United States is proud to stand with the European Union as a steadfast partner and we look forward to continued cooperation across shared interests, such as addressing violent e...
    06-25-2021, 08:11 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico
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    (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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    06-17-2021, 12:12 AM
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    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, 04:07 AM
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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
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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 | 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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    06-16-2021, 02:56 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds
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    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, 01:15 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...
    06-11-2021, 10:06 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce
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    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...
    06-05-2021, 01:16 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System - - - NTAS - - - Bulletin
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    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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    05-14-2021, 10:45 PM
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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
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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 | 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...
    05-14-2021, 03:50 AM
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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
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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 | 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...
    05-13-2021, 05:58 AM
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    DHS Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism
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    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...
    05-12-2021, 02:34 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Donna, Texas with Congressional Delegation
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    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 ...
    05-10-2021, 05:01 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Urges Small Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Ransomware
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    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...
    05-07-2021, 12:09 AM
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    Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
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    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...
    03-08-2021, 09:14 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Visits FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Facility in Philadelphia
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Visits FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Facility in Philadelphia | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: March 2, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new Community Vaccination Center (CVC) facility at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, scheduled to open tomorrow and expected to vaccinate up to 6,000 people per day. Secretary Mayorkas thanked and met with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, and representatives from other partner organizations including the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the Department of Defense. “On the first day of his administration, President Biden challenged FEMA to stand up 100 Federal...
    03-05-2021, 09:59 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases| site |



    Access b-roll of the processing at San Ysidro Port of Entry here.


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 19, 2021) Today, DHS began the first step in a phased approach to restore safe and orderly processing at the Southwest Border. DHS and its international partners have now initiated the virtual registration process for individuals who had been forced to return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and have a pending case before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The United States is continuing to strictly enforce existing immigration laws and border security measures. Individuals should not approach the border, including at designated ports of entry, unless and until they are approved and receive appointment information...
    02-22-2021, 10:37 PM
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    DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 11, 2021) Washington - - Building on a series of Executive Orders last week, the Biden Administration is announcing another step in our phased strategy to reform the nation’s immigration system. Beginning on February 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin phase one of a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border. DHS will begin processing people who had been forced to “remain in Mexico” under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Approximately 25,000 individuals in MPP continue to have active cases. Individuals should not take any action at this time and should remain where they are to await further instructions. We will soon announce a virtual registration process that will be ac...
    02-13-2021, 03:51 AM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    Secretary Mayorkas spoke by phone yesterday with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi. This was the Secretary’s first call to a U.S. Governor since being sworn-in on February 2. During the conversation, Secretary Mayorkas underscored the Department’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of Puerto Rico and the more than 3 million Americans who live there. FEMA Acting Administrator Bob Fenton also joined the call to discuss the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. They agreed that critical work still needs to be done for Puerto Rico to rebuild and recover. Secretary Mayorkas pledged his full support to help Puerto Rico strengthen its resilience to future natural disasters and other threats.
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    02-08-2021, 07:59 AM
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    Secretary Mayorkas on Immigration Reform Executive Orders
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    Secretary Mayorkas on Immigration Reform Executive Orders | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Secretary Mayorkas released the following statement in support of today’s Presidential Executive Orders to reform our immigration processes: “Today President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders to help restore trust in our immigration system, re-open and reform our asylum process, secure the southwest border by addressing the root causes of migration, and reunite families separated under the Trump Administration. In keeping with our commitment to protect the American people, our homeland, and our values, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security welcomes the President’s action to ensure that our immigration system represents the empathy of the American people. “These Executive Orders will allow DHS to take immediate action to address the most pressing challenge...
    02-03-2021, 04:35 PM
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    Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security
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    Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Alejandro Mayorkas was officially sworn in as the seventh Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Mayorkas took the oath this afternoon after the Senate voted to confirm him. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Mayorkas now leads the third largest federal department in the United States, which includes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security ...
    02-03-2021, 02:31 AM
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    DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 1, 2021) DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines. DHS carries out its mission, including all areas within its COVID-19 response, without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, or other protected class, and in compliance with law and policy. Further, DHS supports the equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to all populati...
    02-02-2021, 04:18 AM
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    Acting DHS Secretary Pekoske Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syria
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    Acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Pekoske Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syria | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: January 29, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, DHS Acting Secretary Pekoske announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Syria’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. This action enables over 6,700 eligible Syrian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Syria) to retain their TPS through September 2022 and allows approximately 1,800 additional individuals to file initial applications to obtain such status. The DHS Secretary may designate TPS to a foreign country if conditions fall into one, or more, of the three statutory bases for designation: armed conflict, environmental disasters, and extraordinary and temporary conditions. Acting Secretary Pekoske decided to extend and newly designate S...
    01-29-2021, 11:21 PM
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    DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin
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    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: January 27, 2021) Washington - - The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to i...
    01-27-2021, 10:57 PM
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    Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Directs a Review of Immigration Enforcement Practices and Policies 
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    Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Directs a Review of Immigration Enforcement Practices and Policies | site |


    (Information included in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: January 20, 2021)

    Today, Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Pekoske signed a memorandum directing DHS components, including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, to review and reset enforcement policies and set interim policies for civil enforcement while the Department develops its final priorities. For 100 days, starting January 22, 2021, DHS will pause removals for certain noncitizens ordered deported to ensure we have a fair and effective immigration enforcement system focused on protecting national security, border security, and public safety. The pause will allow DHS to ensure that its resources are dedicated to respon
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    01-21-2021, 11:52 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches “Be Your REAL ID Self” Public Awareness Campaign
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches “Be Your REAL ID Self” Public Awareness Campaign | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: January 15, 2021) Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun a new nationwide public awareness campaign, “Be Your REAL ID Self” to promote awareness of the REAL ID requirements and encourage the public to act before the October 1, 2021 full enforcement deadline. Just over 8 months remain until the October 1, 2021 REAL ID full enforcement deadline goes into effect at all federally regulated airports, federal facilities, and nuclear power plants. The Department continues to urge Americans to obtain a REAL ID-compliant card or acceptable alternative, such as a U.S. passport or passport card prior to the October 1, 2021 enforcement deadline. Passed by Congress in 2005 following a 9/11 Commission recommendation, the REAL ID A...
    01-19-2021, 06:45 AM
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    VA begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees Jan. 6, through an interagency agreement to support DHS’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

    The agreement was initiated in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency and falls under the Economy Act, which authorizes federal agencies to provide services or supplies to other federal agencies on a reimbursable basis. As part of the agreement, trained VA medical professionals at certain VA medical centers are vaccinating DHS employees using DHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine allocations. “This is a
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    01-13-2021, 04:29 AM
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    DHS says Acting Secretary Wolf Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking of CYCLOPS in Cyprus
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Acting Secretary Wolf Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking of CYCLOPS in Cyprus | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: January 4, 2021)

    Today, Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the Cyprus Center for Land, Open-seas, and Port Security (CYCLOPS), a $5 million U.S.-funded regional training facility, with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. CYCLOPS was established in September 2020 by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Cypriot partners, with facilities expected to be completed by November 2021. Here, experts from the region will receive training on security and safety, including customs and exports control, port and maritime security, and combating cybercrime. “Projects like CYCLOPS help DHS and our partners across the globe keep our countries safe and secure,” said Acting...
    01-05-2021, 09:35 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Detailed Immigration Data
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Detailed Immigration Data | site |



    Comprehensive Lifecycle Report Reveals Significant Discrepancy of Outcomes of Encounters with Aliens at the Southwest Border Between 2014 and 2019


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 31, 2020)

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement Lifecycle Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of enforcement outcomes for aliens encountered at the Southwest Border during Fiscal Years 2014 through 2019. Unlike previous DHS reports, the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) Enforcement Lifecycle methodology links records across 19 different DHS and Department of Justice (DOJ) source systems to match each unique border encounter to its associated final or most current enforcement outcome and so provides a complete end-to-end
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    01-01-2021, 07:29 PM
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    DHS Modernizes Critical Identification Requirements after Congress Passes REAL ID Modernization Act
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Modernizes Critical Identification Requirements after Congress Passes REAL ID Modernization Act | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release: December 28, 2020)

    As a result of extensive state, industry, and government collaboration, Congress has passed the bipartisan REAL ID Modernization Act. The Act modernizes REAL ID requirements originally set more than 15 years ago.

    “This new law marks another important step toward meeting the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations to close dangerous vulnerabilities to terrorist travel and fraud,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf. “With this authority, the Department can help states better streamline the identity document issuance process before the October 1, 2021 enforcement deadline.”

    After DHS issues implementing regulations as necessary, states may:
    • Accept
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    12-29-2020, 05:48 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Asylum Cooperative Agreement with Honduras Finalized
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Asylum Cooperative Agreement with Honduras Finalized | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release: December 18, 2020) On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the United States and Honduras have concluded the implementation accords for the Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) signed in September 2019. Under the ACA, certain migrants requesting asylum or similar humanitarian protection at the U.S. border may be transferred to Honduras to seek protection in Honduras. “Finalizing the Asylum Cooperative Agreement between the United States and Honduras is a critical step in the establishment of a truly regional approach to migration, and, more specifically, to the offer of protection to those migrants who are victims of persecution,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf. “The success of these negotiations r...
    12-22-2020, 02:04 PM
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    Department of Homeland Security Announce Supplemental Guidance for MPP Implementation
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    Department of Homeland Security Announce Supplemental Guidance for MPP Implementation | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release: December 7, 2020) Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are releasing supplemental guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The supplemental guidance represents the culmination of a broad and thorough programmatic review that began in early 2020. “Good government means making sound policies better over time,” said Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. “What we have seen with MPP is that this is a policy that delivers quick and efficient judicial results while providing due process to those that are part of the program. The supplemental guidance issued today maintains our commitment to this vital program.” MPP comprises a vital part of the United States’ efforts to manage irregular migration flows...
    12-10-2020, 02:43 AM
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    DHS says the Border Wall System is Deployed, Effective, and Disrupting Criminals and Smugglers
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security says the Border Wall System is Deployed, Effective, and Disrupting Criminals and Smugglers | site |



    (October 29, 2020) - - On October 29, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published information that included the following:

    Effective physical infrastructure works to secure our Southwest Border. Since the U.S. Border Patrol began constructing border barriers nearly 30 years ago, these barriers have proved to be a critical component in gaining operational control of the border.

    Deploying the wall system in high priority areas—particularly urban areas where illegal border crossers can quickly vanish into the surrounding community—allows the USBP to decide where border crossings take place, not smugglers, and the USBP can deploy personnel and technology in complement to the border barrier.

    In 2006, the U.S. Senate voted in a bipartisan 80 to 19 majority to pass the Secure
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    11-16-2020, 02:58 AM
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    DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members | site |


    (November 12, 2020) - - In an article dated November 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, introduced two new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC): Tom Jenkins and Catherine Lotrionte. Created by President George W. Bush in 2002, the HSAC is a Department of Homeland Security federal advisory committee that provides the secretary with independent, informed recommendations, and advice on a variety of homeland security issues. “My vision for the Homeland Security Advisory Council, consistent with its charter, is to seek strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice on a range of homeland security issues,” said Acting Secretary Wolf. “I’m pleased to appoint these leaders in their re
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    11-13-2020, 03:39 PM
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    Weekly Update - - Department of Homeland Security Response to COVID-19
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    Weekly Update: Department of Homeland Security Response to COVID-19 | site |



    (November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020) - - On these dates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published/updated the following information:

    Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stood ready to assist communities across the nation in the fight against COVID-19.


    “Under the guidance of President Trump and this Administration, the Department of Homeland Security has taken unprecedented action to fight COVID-19,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. “There is no doubt that the COVID-19 related measures the Department undertook, especially at our southern border, continues to save American lives. DHS stands ready to assist and address unforeseen challenges that come our way, and we remain committed to protecting the safety and security of the American public.”

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...
    11-05-2020, 09:22 PM
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    Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces Luke Bellocchi as the Department of Homeland Security’s Ombudsman for Immigration Detention
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    Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces Luke Bellocchi as the Department of Homeland Security’s Ombudsman for Immigration Detention | site |



    (October 27, 2020) - - Today, October 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON – Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf released the following statement on the announcement of Luke Bellocchi as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ombudsman for Immigration Detention. “Today, I am pleased to announce Luke Bellocchi as the Department’s Ombudsman for Immigration Detention. Luke’s experience in both the public sector and the federal government has positioned him well for this new role at DHS, and I look forward to working with Luke to stand-up this new office.” Luke has previously served as the Department’s Deputy Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, where he coordinated, managed, and edited the office’s annual report to Congress regarding...
    10-30-2020, 09:29 PM
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    DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking and forced labor. The center, which has been operational since early September, is based in Washington and led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a global leader of criminal investigations into human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The center will be staffed with law enforcement officials from Homeland Security Inves...
    10-27-2020, 03:36 PM
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    DHS Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China| site |




    DHS says 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China



    (February 2, 2020) - - Today (February 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times
    ...
    02-03-2020, 01:29 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts| site |



    (January 24, 2020) - - Today (January 24, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently sent letters to the Governors of all states, the District of Columbia, and territories asking them to provide DHS with a monthly update of the number of REAL IDs issued by their jurisdictions. The states now report to DHS that they have collectively issued more than 95 million REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards (34%) out of 276 million total cards. While this is a noteworthy improvement over the 67 million REAL ID-compliant cards (27%) out of a total 249 million total cards previously reported in the fall, DHS urges the American public to get a REAL ID immediately and not wait until the deadline. Importantly, the Department has been increasing its ove...
    01-27-2020, 04:34 PM
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    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security
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    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security



    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) legislation passed


    (November 13, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On November 13, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Act (H.R. 3359), which passed the Senate in October and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would reorganize DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency and prioritize its mission as the Federal leader for cyber and physical infrastructure security. “Today’s vote is a significant step to stand up a federal government...
    11-14-2018, 09:10 PM
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    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards
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    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards



    (November 8, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: Each year, the Secretary's Awards provide an opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding DHS employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our missions. It is a time for us to celebrate their accomplishments, and thank them for their service. Today, I had the distinct honor of presenting these awards to the more than 660 employees who received individual or team awards. These employees and their stories—full of honor, courage, and ingenuity—represent the very best of our Department. It was a pleasure to be joined by other leaders throughout the Department, as well as the families of our honorees, to celebrate their accomplishments. I would like to note, how...
    11-10-2018, 10:51 PM
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    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule
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    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule


    Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum


    (November 8, 2018) - - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule ...
    11-09-2018, 09:35 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



    (November 7, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Trump’s Proclamation of November as National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: “Americans rely on secure and resilient infrastructure to provide access to safe food, reliable electricity and transportation, clean water, and instant communication. These physical and cyber systems—and others across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors—provide the essential services that support and underpin American society. “As the Secretary of Homeland Security, I am committed to strengthening our efforts to protect and secure the infrastructure on which Americans rely, in close partnership with other federal agencies, state...
    11-09-2018, 07:24 PM
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    Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense
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    Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense


    (October 26, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following statement: “After receiving a request for assistance from the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense has approved providing mission-enhancing capabilities to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the Southwest Border (SWB). This assistance is in addition to the previously authorized support to CBP's Operation Guardian Support mission. The DoD will provide Defense Support of Civil Authorities with planning assistance, engineering support (temporary barriers, barricades, and fencing), fixed and rotary wing aviation support to move CBP personnel, medical teams to triage, treat and prepare for commercial transport of patients, command and control facilities,...
    10-27-2018, 02:53 AM
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    Statement From U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on Recent Mail Bombs
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    Statement From U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on Recent Mail Bombs



    (October 25, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following statement attributed to DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen:

    “DHS and the U.S. Secret Service are closely coordinating with the FBI on the active investigation and are working with state and local law enforcement to provide updates on the evolving situation. The Department has heightened the security posture at federal facilities around the country and is actively communicating with our National Network of Fusion Centers. I condemn these cowardly acts in the strongest possible terms. Americans will not tolerate these types of threats, and we will not be intimidated.”
    ...
    10-25-2018, 10:00 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction of gates in existing wall structure near the international border in the state of Texas. The waiver was published in the Federal Register Oct. 10, 2018. This waiver is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number of authorities necessary to carry out DHS’s border security mission. One of these authorities is found at section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (“IIRIRA”). Section 102(a) of IIRIRA provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as ...
    10-13-2018, 02:51 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents




    (October 9, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the release of the Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland against Threats from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD). The Strategy lays out a clear vision and an approach for DHS to take to protect critical infrastructure and prepare to respond and recover from potentially catastrophic electromagnetic incidents. The Strategy also reflects a consensus Intelligence Community assessment of the EMP threat posed by our nation’s adversaries. Electromagnetic incidents caused by an intentional EMP attack or naturally-occurring GMD events, while unlikely, could cause serious damage to the nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, communications eq...
    10-11-2018, 02:22 PM
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    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise
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    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise




    (October 6, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information: “The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise. Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story. Information and communications technology supply chain security is core to DHS’s cybersecurity mission and we are committed to the security and integrity of the technology on which Americans and others around the world increasingly rely. Just this month – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – we launched several government-industry initiatives to develop near- and long-te...
    10-09-2018, 04:09 AM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Counterterrorism Strategy
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Counterterrorism Strategy



    (October 5, 2018) - - The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy: “Since 9/11, the threats to our homeland—and our enemies—continue to evolve. It’s time for our counterterrorism posture to do the same. President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy is the bold framework we need to confront a new age of terror, in which the ‘away game’ and ‘home game’ are now one in the same. “Today our country is fighting terrorists groups, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, on physical and virtual battlefields. Our enemies are crowd-sourcing their violence and spreading their hate to all corners of the globe, including into our own communitie...
    10-08-2018, 03:19 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative


    (October 3, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On October 2, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Christopher Krebs led the meeting alongside Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Karen Evans and leaders from the oil and natural gas industry. The group discussed ways industry and government can take a more strategic approach to securing pipelines and other critical infrastructure. “The National Risk...
    10-05-2018, 10:41 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Kicks Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Kicks Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month



    (October 3, 2018) - - On October 2, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen kicked off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), with a conversation at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit. Secretary Nielsen discussed DHS’s continued efforts to secure our nation’s election systems and combat the threats to our cyberspace.
    • The Need for CISA: “The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act has bipartisan support. It is meant to recognize the importance of the mission that we have at DHS. We are responsible for federal efforts when it comes to both protecting critical infrastructure, working with the owner-operators in private sector, and protecting all those civilian dot govs. To do that, we have to have both a name that indicates that is what we do,
    ...
    10-04-2018, 03:20 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches First National “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day Today
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches First National “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day Today



    (September 25, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:

    On September 25, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hosts the national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign is calling on citizens and national public and private-sector partners to participate in activities related to the campaign,including:
    • Learning what suspicious activity is, the common indicators of suspicious activity, and how to report suspicious activity.
    • Leading discussions in their communities about how to support the campaign and how they can play a role in keeping their community safe.
    • Using social media to share why it’s important to be vigilant and report
    ...
    09-25-2018, 04:11 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Election Security Executive Order
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Election Security Executive Order




    (September 13, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order, Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election: “Today’s Executive Order demonstrates the Administration’s continued commitment to securing our nation’s election infrastructure. As I have said on numerous occasions, election security is national security and any attempt to interfere in our democratic institutions is unacceptable. By mandating the imposition of sanctions against any individual or entity that seeks to interfere in our elections, we are sending a clear signal that the U.S. government will not tolerate interference of any kind and will use every tool ...
    09-25-2018, 01:27 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects American Taxpayers
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects American Taxpayers





    Washington, DC - - (September 22, 2018) - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will clearly define long-standing law to ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits.

    The term “public charge” as applied to admission of aliens to the United States has a long history in U.S. immigration law, appearing at least as far back as the Immigration Act of 1882. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries public charge was the most common ground for refusing admission at U.S....
    09-24-2018, 05:31 AM
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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s National Biodefense Strategy
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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s National Biodefense Strategy




    (September 18, 2018) - - The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement in support of President Trump’s National Biodefense Strategy: “Biological threats—whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate in origin—are among the most serious threats facing the United States today. As part of the President’s efforts to better protect Americans, the National Biodefense Strategy sets the course for the U.S. to combat 21st century biothreats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stands ready to support the implementation of this strategy, in close coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services. “Late last year, I directed the formation of the DHS Office of Countering Weapons o...
    09-20-2018, 05:55 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Swears in New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Swears in New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members





    (September 18, 2018) - - The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to discuss her priorities for the Department. The group discussed a range of homeland security issues and Secretary Nielsen swore in eight new members to the HSAC: Jayson P. Ahern, Stewart A. Baker, Frank J. Cilluffo, Mark J. Dannels, Carol DiBattiste, Cathy Lanier, Wendy Smith-Reeve, and Chad Sweet. “My vision for the HSAC, consistent with its charter, is to seek their strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice on a range of homeland security issues,” said Secretary Nielsen. “The Department relies on the unique perspectives and strategic advice provided by HSAC members to help address emerging threats in ...
    09-20-2018, 07:37 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reissues the NTAS Bulletin
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reissues the NTAS Bulletin



    Washington, DC - - (September 14, 2018) - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen M. Nielsen reissued the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terror threat to the U.S. homeland. After carefully considering the current threat environment, as well as input from the Department’s intelligence and law enforcement partners, Secretary Nielsen determined it is necessary to extend the NTAS Bulletin at this time. Terrorist groups continue to inspire, enable and direct their followers to spread chaos using homemade weapons and by striking soft targets and crowded places. They also remain focused on conducting more sophisticated attacks using conventional weapons as well as new technologies and tactics. DHS is committed to staying a step ahead of our enemies, and an informed and vigilant pu...
    09-15-2018, 05:37 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Florence
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Florence





    (September 14, 2018) - - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Hurricane Florence to the East Coast of the United States, where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are under states of emergency.

    Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to Florence, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.



    Courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    09-14-2018, 05:35 PM
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    Message from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on National Preparedness Month
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    Message from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on National Preparedness Month




    (August 30, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” That is the theme this September for National Preparedness Month, an opportunity for us to remind our families, friends, and communities to get ready for disasters and emergencies before they strike. Thinking ahead can save lives. So we are working to create a “culture of preparedness” nationwide, which requires all Americans to prioritize preparedness efforts in their daily lives. I urge all of you to take the time to evaluate your preparedness and learn how to protect your family so that if disaster strikes, you are ready. National Preparedness Month is divided into four weeks. Each week we will publish recommende...
    09-03-2018, 06:41 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen to Travel to Australia for the Five Country Ministerial
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen to Travel to Australia for the Five Country Ministerial




    Washington, DC - - (August 24, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will be in Australia next week for the Five Country Ministerial. The Five Country Ministerial brings together senior security officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to discuss ways to deepen collaboration on public safety issues and to jointly confront persistent and emerging homeland security threats. While in Australia, Secretary Nielsen will discuss how DHS is taking action—across the board—to elevate our security standards and thwart our enemies and adversaries. She will seek joint and coordinated action on a range of homeland security issues, including enhancing aviation security and border security, countering emerging threats suc...
    08-25-2018, 01:43 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event




    (August 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On August 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The Commission meeting was chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and attended by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II. The Department is committed to using the experience and expertise it has developed over the past fifteen years to better secure our schools. While schools present unique security challenges, DHS has led national efforts to...
    08-22-2018, 07:59 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Hosts National Exercise on Election Security
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Hosts National Exercise on Election Security




    (August 15, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the “Tabletop the Vote 2018: DHS’ National Election Cyber Exercise,” a three-day, first-of-its-kind exercise to assist DHS and our federal partners, state and local election officials, and private vendors in identifying best practices and areas for improvement in cyber incident planning, preparedness, identification, response, and recovery. Through tabletop simulation of a realistic scenario, exercise participants discussed and explored potential impacts to voter confidence, voting operations, and the integrity of elections. Partners for this exercise include: 44 states and the District of Columbia; Election Assistance Commission; Department of Defense; Department of Justice; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Office of the Director...
    08-22-2018, 01:03 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Makes Trip to California
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Makes Trip to California




    Traveled to Sacramento and Redding, California to address the ongoing wildfires



    (August 10, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Sacramento and Redding, California to address the ongoing wildfires. While in California, the Secretary participated in a briefing with state and local officials regarding the damage caused by the recent wildfires. She also participated in a ground survey of areas affected by the Carr fire. Secretary Nielsen discussed the importance of individual preparedness, fire safety and prevention in the United States, and the response and recovery support provided by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to state and local partners. Additionally, Secretary Nielsen visited the United
    ...
    08-15-2018, 07:39 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Facebook Update Election Officials on Foreign Interference Operations
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Facebook Update Election Officials on Foreign Interference Operations



    DHS Continues to Strengthen Election Security Efforts by Hosting Facebook Briefing on Malign Activity on Social Media Platforms


    Washington, DC - - (August 6, 2018) - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security hosted a conference call with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) – the nation’s lead election security officials – featuring a briefing by Facebook on the company’s actions last week to remove inauthentic behavior by malicious actors who seek to undermine our democratic institutions. DHS officials and Facebook’s security team spoke with election officials to provide an update on recent actions taken by Facebook, including tactics used by adversaries. This briefing
    ...
    08-08-2018, 08:24 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands





    (August 3, 2018) - - On August 3, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts. Secretary Nielsen was joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long and General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command. While in Puerto Rico, Secretary Nielsen received a briefing regarding ongoing recovery efforts from Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne and met with FEMA employees working at the Joint Field Office. She thanked the group for their continued commitment to the people of Puerto Rico and acknowledged their steadfast efforts to provide resources and support to Puerto Rica...
    08-06-2018, 07:27 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Hosts Successful First-Ever National Cybersecurity Summit
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Hosts Successful First-Ever National Cybersecurity Summit





    (August 1, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information: On July 31, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the first-of-its-kind National Cybersecurity Summit in New York City, bringing together industry partners and top federal officials with the goal of laying out a vision for a collective defense strategy to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. The summit brought together Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency General Paul M. Nakasone, DHS Under Secretary Chris Krebs, U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, and DHS + + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + +...
    08-01-2018, 10:32 PM
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    Department of Homeland Security to Host National Cybersecurity Summit
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    Department of Homeland Security to Host National Cybersecurity Summit





    July 24, 2018


    (July 18, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will host a National Cybersecurity Summit on July 31, 2018 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, New York. The DHS National Cybersecurity Summit will bring together a broad group of representatives from across government including officials from Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Energy, and Department of Treasury. They will be joined by academia and industry CEOs across sectors including telecom, financial, and energy to lay out a vision for a collective defense model to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. Through panels, keynote addresses, and breakout sessions, the summit will serve as a launching point for a number
    ...
    07-24-2018, 04:22 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis



    (June 19, 2018) - - On today's date, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On June 19, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials participated in a hearing titled "Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic." The hearing took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was held by the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. During the hearing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations, Baltimore Casey Durst and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge, Philadelphia Marlon Miller discussed DHS efforts to both stop the flow of illegal opioids into American communities an...
    06-22-2018, 04:12 AM
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    Myth vs Fact - - - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Zero-Tolerance Policy
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    Myth vs. Fact: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Zero-Tolerance Policy



    (June 18, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:

    In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy.

    Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes. Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible and deeply disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to secure our border and enforce our laws.


    Myth

    DHS has a policy to separate families at the border.

    Fact

    DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border. However,
    ...
    06-18-2018, 10:57 PM
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    Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Receives Briefing on Israeli Security Technology and Delivers Remarks at Intl Homeland Security Forum
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    U.S. Homeland Secretary Nielsen Receives Operational Briefing on Israeli Security Technology, Delivers Remarks at the International Homeland Security Forum





    (June 12, 2018) - - On today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    On June 12, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined the Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and Public Security and the Israeli Defense Forces for an operational briefing on security technology and operations.

    Secretary Nielsen also delivered remarks at the inaugural International Homeland Security Forum. The purpose of the forum is to improve countries’ capabilities to face homeland and public security issues; deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation; and share knowledge and best practices.




    (DHS Official Photo/Tara Molle
    ...
    06-16-2018, 01:17 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy



    (June 12, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:

    On June 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy (NBS). The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the safe and efficient flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, and strengthen cross-border critical infrastructure protection and community resilience.

    The NBS will:
    • Enhance border security operations through better information sharing, improved domain awareness, and integrated operations.
    • Facilitate and safeguard lawful trade and travel by enhancing rapid inspection and screening, enforcing
    ...
    06-15-2018, 05:24 AM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Meets with Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Meets with Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen



    (June 4, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada Ahmed Hussen in Washington, D.C to reaffirm their commitment to working together on immigration and border security issues. She was joined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna and representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As part of ongoing dialogue between both governments, Secretary Nielsen and Minister Hussen discussed bilateral collaboration on immigration, visa, and traveler screening policies, as well as migration challenges faced by each country. During the meeting, Secretary Nielsen and Minister Hussen agreed that the integrity of our countries’ immigration systems and asylum processes is...
    06-05-2018, 07:56 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Additional Visas for Foreign Workers to Assist American Businesses at Risk of Failing
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Additional Visas for Foreign Workers to Assist American Businesses at Risk of Failing





    (May 31, 2018) - - On May 25, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018. This allocation is in addition to the 66,000 visas already issued this year. Secretary Nielsen made this decision after consulting with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, members of Congress, and business owners. “The limitations on H-2B visas were originally meant to protect American workers, but when we enter a situation where the program unintentionally harms American businesses it needs to be reformed,” said Secretary Nielsen. “I call on Congress to pass much needed reforms of the program and to expressly set the number of H-2B visas ...
    06-05-2018, 04:12 AM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits National Hurricane Center in Miami
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits National Hurricane Center in Miami



    (May 30, 2018) - - Ahead of the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1st, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2018 hurricane season. Secretary Nielsen was joined by National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long. Secretary Nielsen urged Americans to use the time before the next disaster hits to understand their risk, prepare, and stay informed. She also reiterated that DHS and FEMA continue to work closely with their private sector, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to identify, prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from the threat of natural disasters. “Disasters oft...
    06-01-2018, 12:43 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Meets with UK Home Secretary Javid
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Meets with UK Home Secretary Javid




    (May 29, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    On May 29, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Home Secretary Javid discussed U.S. and UK counterterrorism cooperation, including enhancing aviation security and preventing the misuse of the internet by terrorists. They also discussed information sharing efforts between the two countries.

    During the meeting, Secretary Nielsen reaffirmed the Department’s commitment to raising global security standards with our partners in the United Kingdom. She also highlighted the Department’s new Cybersecurity Strategy.
    ...
    05-30-2018, 08:38 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grants
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grants



    (May 21, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on funding for programs that address our nation’s immediate security needs and ensure public safety in our communities. “The administration remains committed to strength...
    05-23-2018, 08:04 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reports on Meetings Between DHS, DOS, and Mexican Officials
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reports on Meetings Between DHS, DOS, and Mexican Officials




    (May 18, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information: As part of the ongoing dialogue between both governments over the last two days, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State (DOS), the Ministry of Interior (SEGOB), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) discussed regional immigration trends, including the significant increase in the number of asylum claims that both countries have experienced recently; each country’s migration-related legal and policy frameworks; and progress on joint initiatives which support prosperity and security with Central America, following up from the meeting co-convened by the United States and Mexico in June of 2017. DHS, DOS, SEGOB and SRE remain committe...
    05-22-2018, 04:50 PM
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    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Honduras
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    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Honduras



    (May 4, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay the effective date of the termination for 18 months. The designation will terminate on January 5, 2020. The decision to terminate TPS for Honduras was made after a review of the environmental disaster-related conditions upon which the country’s original 1999 TPS designation was based and an assessment of whether those originating conditions continue to exist, as required by statute. Based on careful consideratio...
    05-05-2018, 08:06 PM
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    Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Leads Hurricane Preparedness Exercise with Cabinet Officials and Senior Administration Leaders
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    Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Leads Hurricane Preparedness Exercise with Cabinet Officials and Senior Administration Leaders
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    (May 1, 2018) - - On May 1, the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen served as the principal federal official for domestic incident management, leading a national hurricane preparedness and response exercise for Cabinet members and senior administration officials hosted by the White House National Security Council. The National Level Exercise (NLE) 2018 brings together more than 250 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, private industry, and non-governmental and community organizations to test their emergency response to a simulated major incident. The NLE 2018 scenario involves a hurricane that makes landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region near Hampton Roads, VA. Today’s Principals-level tabletop exercise was conducted in the Situ...
    05-02-2018, 07:46 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Statement on Arrival of Central American so-called Caravan
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Statement on Arrival of Central American ‘Caravan’



    (April 25, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border: “DHS is currently monitoring the travel of the so-called ‘caravan’ towards our Southern border and is doing everything within our authorities to secure our borders and enforce the law. “Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. “DHS, in partnership wi...
    04-27-2018, 10:37 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to G7 Security Ministerial
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to G7 Security Ministerial



    Washington, DC - - (April 20, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Toronto, Canada to participate in the G7 Security Ministerial on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24. There, Secretary Nielsen will meet with her foreign counterparts to discuss joint efforts to combat terrorism, human trafficking, and cybersecurity threats. Secretary Nielsen will discuss the threats currently facing the United States and G7 partners and how a global approach is necessary to adequately address them....
    04-20-2018, 11:49 PM
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    Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Joins President Trump at Jiatf-South to Discuss Efforts to Stop Drugs and Criminals from Entering U.S.
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Joins President Trump at Jiatf-South to Discuss Efforts to Stop Drugs and Criminals from Entering Our Country




    April 19, 2018


    In order to discuss efforts to stop drugs and criminals from entering the U.S.A., this week Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined President Donald J. Trump and senior U.S. officials at the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) in Key West, Florida. The purpose of the visit was to review the Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat transnational organized crime and stop illicit drugs from entering the United States. Secretary Nielsen reaffirmed the Department’s commitment to JIATF-S as well as the Department’s ongoing work with international partners to support the JIATF-S mission. During their visit, President Trump and Secretary Nielsen received an operational briefing an
    ...
    04-19-2018, 10:38 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Speak at RSA Conference
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Speak at RSA Conference




    Washington, DC - - (April 12, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will speak at the 2018 RSA Conference on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:05PM EDT/10:05AM PDT. Secretary Nielsen will lay out the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity priorities and policies in addition to addressing the cyber threats affecting the United States today. Following her remarks, Secretary Nielsen will also participate in a fireside chat on cybersecurity issues.
    04-13-2018, 07:10 PM
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    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to New Mexico
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    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to New Mexico



    Washington, DC - - (April 9, 2018) - - Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Santa Teresa and Artesia, New Mexico on Thursday, April 12. In Santa Teresa, Secretary Nielsen will visit the new border wall construction efforts. She will also attend operational briefings on the wall’s construction and meet with local sheriffs. In Artesia, Secretary Nielsen will speak to the students of the FLETC-Artesia Border Patrol Training Academy on the importance of careers in homeland security. She will be joined during her visit by Governor Susana Martinez....
    04-10-2018, 09:37 AM

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