The Department of Homeland Security stands in solidarity alongside our friends in the United Kingdom in condemning the terrible attack at Parliament today.
In addition to training federal law enforcement, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) also has a robust mission to provide training to our nation’s state, local and tribal law enforcement officers. FLETC trained more than 4,500 state, local, tribal, and territorial students last fiscal year.
DHS today issued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report required by President Trump’s Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States. This report will be issued weekly to highlight jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers or requests for notification, therefore potentially endangering Americans.
Earlier this month a team of U.S. Coast Guard chefs won seven Silver and four Bronze medals at the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event in Fort Lee, Virginia. The Coast Guard Culinary Specialists serve in approximately 370 units worldwide supporting the Coast Guard mission by preparing nutritious meals for crew members and serving in various collateral duties on board the unit.
On Thursday, March 16, Secretary Kelly met with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis to discuss bilateral and regional security and economic issues of mutual interest. Key DHS officials, to include Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan, and USCG Commandant Paul Zukunft were also present. The delegation from Costa Rica also included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
The president’s Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and Budget Blueprint for FY 2018 were delivered to Congress today. The FY 2017 Budget Amendment includes $3 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement Executive Orders that strengthen border security, enhance enforcement of immigration laws, and ensure public safety in communities across the United States.