Jun 17

Today, President Biden will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act commemorating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. As June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, federal employees will observe this holiday tomorrow, June 18, 2021.

Jun 16

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Mexico during his first international trip as Secretary — a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to a close and deep partnership with the Government of Mexico.  

Jun 15

The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.

Jun 15

We celebrate DACA’s ninth anniversary. This extraordinarily successful policy has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young “Dreamers” by making them eligible for work authorization and providing a measure of protection from deportation. This anniversary must propel Congress to finally pass the permanent legislative protections that would give Dreamers the opportunity to earn citizenship – so that they can live their lives with true certainty, free from fear.

Jun 15

With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today. In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

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