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Department of Homeland Security News: House of Representatives Votes to Authorize the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed by a voice vote the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 (H.R. 6198). “The United States faces rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue nation states who could use weapons of mass destruction to harm Americans,” said Secretary Nielsen.  “Although DHS has broad … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security News: House of Representatives Votes to Authorize the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

Department of Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary on August Border Numbers

WASHINGTON – Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Southwest Border Migration numbers for August: “August Southwest Border Migration numbers show a clear indicator that the migration flows are responding to gaps in our nation’s legal framework.  While the overall … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary on August Border Numbers

Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to California

WASHINGTON – 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 … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to California

Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary, Tyler Q. Houlton, on July Border Numbers

WASHINGTON – On August 8, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Southwest Border Migration numbers for July: “Southwest Border Migration numbers dropped in July for the second month in a row.  This decrease shows that when there are real consequences … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary, Tyler Q. Houlton, on July Border Numbers

Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security released the following statement made by Secretary  Kirstjen Nielsen: “I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Since assuming the role of Deputy Director in late June, he has made clear his commitment to … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON – 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. … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Meets with Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida

WASHINGTON – On July 30, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida to reaffirm the importance of a strong, coordinated approach to border security that includes joint actions and robust information sharing.  The two discussed ways the United States and Mexico can engage regional governments, international … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Meets with Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida

WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers: DHS chief asserts family reunifications on track

WASHINGTON  — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said.   Wednesday’s assertion by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was greeted with open disbelief and anger, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers: DHS chief asserts family reunifications on track