Jun 21

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) met in Washington D.C. on June 5, for the 12th time in its history. The HSAAC advises the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership on matters of homeland security specifically related to the academic community.

Jun 20

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met today with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama to reaffirm the strong relationship between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Panama on migration, law enforcement, and air, land, and maritime border security priorities.

Jun 19

The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the attack near a mosque in London in addition to early reports of the attack in Paris this morning. DHS stands with our European allies in fighting back against all forms of terrorism, and we will continue to work together to keep our communities safe against violent extremists who target any of our people.

Jun 16

Videos from Day 2 of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central AmericaVideos from Day 2 of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

Jun 16

This afternoon, delegates from the United States, Mexico, Central America and other international partners discussed the key to ensuring security in the region: strong judicial systems that prosecute crime thus deterring illegal behavior. The U.S. commended regional governments' fight against corruption at all levels of society, which demonstrates a commitment to governance, transparency, and strong institutions.

Jun 16

Citizens deserve the right to live free of violence, and free of the threat of violence in times of peace. With this in mind, this afternoon featured a session on improving public safety in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Panelists discussed this topic in the context of regional security and cooperation, building upon earlier discussions about combating organized crime and transnational criminal networks and enhancing border security.

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