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Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker Statement on DHS-DOJ Asylum Regulation

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker released the following statement on the joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice asylum regulation: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker Statement on DHS-DOJ Asylum Regulation

Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

WASHINGTON – 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 … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Joseph Cuffari

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Dr. Joseph Cuffari as Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security: “I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Dr. Joseph Cuffari as Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Cuffari’s leadership … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Joseph Cuffari

Homeland Security News: Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector partners nationwide—are continuing efforts to protect our elections.  Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations

Homeland Security News: DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security 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 … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas

Homeland Security News: DHS Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents

WASHINGTON – 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 … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents

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