May 26

WASHINGTON – For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As the nation prepares to reopen the economy the Department and its components continue to ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous Homeland for the American people.

May 25

Tomorrow, May 26th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Jacksonville, FL to meet with industry and local leaders as we enter into the reopening of the economy. The Acting Secretary will tour Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) to discuss the essential role the port plays in supply chain and economic security as commercial cargo and passenger volume increases in Florida. Following that, Acting Secretary Wolf will visit the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Station, where he will tour the facility and discuss the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program and DHS’s commitment to help first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 27th, the Acting Secretary will attend the launch of SpaceX Demo-2 in Cape Canaveral.

May 22

In support of the Trump Administration’s reopening of the economy, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order that exempts certain foreign professional athletes who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain leagues, including their essential staff and their dependents, from proclamations barring their entry into the U.S.

May 22

Yesterday, a gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas in a terrorism-related attack against members of the U.S. military. The FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force are leading the investigation, supported by DHS’s U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and ICE Homeland Security Investigations. Thank you to the Naval Air Station’s security forces and all the law enforcement organizations for their swift work in responding to the attack.

May 22

Fort Worth, TX – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf visited the Fort Worth Fire Department Training Academy with Congresswoman Kay Granger, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis. During a press conference, Acting Secretary Wolf announced changes to the FY2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant program that would allow more firefighting organizations to take advantage of the grants.

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