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Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Visit to California

LOS ANGELES— Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today concluded a trip to Fresno and Los Angeles, Calif. where he conducted site visits to review airport operations and meet with DHS personnel, local officials, and local law enforcement.

Readout of Acting Secretary Beers’ Visit to Belgium

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers was in Belgium today where he joined U.S. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole in Brussels to participate in a Ministerial meeting on Foreign Fighters in Syria, with European counterparts, hosted by Belgian Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet.

Statement by Press Secretary Peter Boogaard on Acting Secretary Beers’ Upcoming Visit to New York and Canada

On Sept. 26-27, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers will travel to New York and Canada. On Sept. 26, Acting Secretary Beers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Thomas Winkowski will travel to Buffalo, N.Y. to inspect border security operations and receive operational briefings from CBP and U.S. Coast Guard employees in the region. Later that day, Acting Secretary Beers will travel to Montréal.

Combating Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and it is an opportunity to reflect on the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) leadership in providing training for combating human trafficking nationwide.

Global Entry Expansion Announced

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Global Entry initiative—a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification—to 13 additional airports across the United States.
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