U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses his vision for the Department.
Immigration and Citizenship Services
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Douglas and Tucson, Ariz. where he joined with border security personnel to tour Arizona border operations, received briefings on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to secure the border while facilitating lawful travel and trade, and met with local ranchers and community leaders.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Office of Immigration and Border Security Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Molly Groom addresses DHS’ efforts to resettle eligible refugees consistent with U.S. immigration laws.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Deputy Director Lori Scialabba, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher address how USCIS, ICE, and CBP support U.S. efforts related to border security while upholding our refugee protection obligations.
On Sept. 19-20, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers will travel to Texas and Mexico. On Sept. 19, Acting Secretary Beers will travel to McAllen, Texas to inspect border security operations, meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees in the region, and receive a briefing on the Administration’s efforts in securing the nation’s border and combating narcotics and weapons smuggling, while facilitating lawful travel and trade.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today was joined by White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President Danielle Gray and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas to welcome 25 new U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
During her visit to New York City, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today participated in a naturalization ceremony for 137 naturalization candidates from 43 countries. Secretary Napolitano administered the Oath of Allegiance and delivered remarks.
Temporary Admissions (Nonimmigrants)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Associate Director Joseph Langlois addresses how USCIS supports U.S. efforts related to border security while upholding the nation’s refugee protection obligations.
"After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly."