At U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, we contribute to the Department of Homeland Security’s effort to combat human trafficking by providing immigration relief for victims. USCIS helps protect victims by offering visas for them to stay legally in the United States while assisting law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the trafficker.
In December 2012, the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) formally approved nuclear security detection architecture document of guidelines and best practices, as part of its Nuclear Security Series. As the lead agency in coordinating the development of the global nuclear detection and reporting architecture, this marks a milestone for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
ICE is one of the primary federal agencies responsible for combating human trafficking. We work with our law enforcement partners to investigate suspected cases, and to identify, rescue and provide assistance to trafficking victims.
Resilience and modernization are essential to sustaining and enhancing critical infrastructure.
Yesterday, I had the distinct privilege of presenting Senator Joseph Lieberman with the Department of Homeland Security’s Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his work to strengthen our homeland and his efforts to ensure the safety and security of the American people.
Thanks to the hard work of DHS employees, we reached a significant milestone this year with the release of the DHS Annual Financial Report. For the first time in its history, DHS received a “qualified audit opinion” on all five statements of fina
Last week, Secretary Napolitano kicked off Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month by highlighting some of the work DHS does in partnership with the owners and operators of critical infrastructure to protect their assets and keep our communities safe and resilient. During this month, I encourage every business to take the steps now to make a plan, become prepared, and ensure their resilience.
Thirty-five days have passed since Hurricane Sandy first made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th. As we move past this one month milestone, my primary focus remains on these people – the survivors of the storm. When families and businesses begin to recover, whole communities begin to recover, and that is how New Jersey will revive and become stronger than ever.