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.
Immigration and Citizenship Services
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."
On July 1st to July 6th, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Alaska, Russia and the Republic of Korea, advancing strategic Homeland Security priorities and meeting with our international partners
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today hosted a conference call with Southwest Border Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to discuss the need for commonsense reform to strengthen border security, building upon the Department’s historic gains achieved over the past four years.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to San Francisco and Los Angeles where she met with technology and business leaders, as well as community members to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, which is critical to our nation’s economic health and prosperity.