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Apr 24

Border security is a core mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department has deployed historic levels of front-line personnel, technology, and infrastructure to the border to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants and illicit contraband while, at the same time, fostering legal trade and travel.

Apr 23

I am pleased that the Senate today confirmed Loretta Lynch to serve as our next Attorney General. I have had the privilege of knowing Loretta since 1997 and have watched as she has progressed as a solid, steady, and experienced prosecutor.

Apr 22

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today participated in the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) meeting in Washington, D.C. to highlight the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to working with the academic community on a wide range of homeland security-related issues. The Council, comprised of prominent university presidents, academic leaders, and interagency partners, advises DHS on issues including campus resilience, cybersecurity, homeland security academic programs, academic research and faculty exchange, student and recent graduate recruitment, and international students.

Apr 20

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to California where he toured U.S. Coast Guard operations, met with California Governor Jerry Brown, and participated in engagements with local law enforcement.

Apr 20

Today, I am announcing that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will take additional steps to address the potential insider threat vulnerability at U.S. airports. These steps follow a 90-day Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) comprehensive review conducted at my request in January 2015. I also asked the ASAC to identify other trends to determine if additional risk-based security measures, resource reallocations, new investments or policy changes are necessary.

Apr 17

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of five new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of homeland security issues.

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