Homeland Security

WASHINGTON | Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has signed legislation that elevates the importance of cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security. The legislation the president signed into law on Friday creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS. The new agency will become the focal point at the department for protecting critical infrastructure, including election … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

Homeland Security News: Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today released the following statement: 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 … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services. Network-monitoring companies say service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The incident was suspicious because it rerouted data traffic to Google through Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies. Google confirms Monday’s disruption and says it believes the … Continue reading Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

Homeland Security News: DHS Myth vs. Fact: Asylum Proclamation and Rule

WASHINGTON – Our system is currently overwhelmed by unchecked mass immigration, particularly at our Southwest border. President Trump is using the authority granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to manage and protect the integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty. Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states plainly: … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Myth vs. Fact: Asylum Proclamation and Rule

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 the Shooting in California

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement regarding the shooting in California: “Today, I join the American people in mourning the lives of those lost in the horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.  I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and all those affected by … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on the Shooting in California

California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Proposal Regarding Immigrant Children Detained by Federal Government

Coalition condemns proposed rule to circumvent Flores Agreement, which provides important protections for migrant children in detention SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general, today submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Proposal Regarding Immigrant Children Detained by Federal Government

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