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Secretary Kelly Meets with DHS Employees in Dallas

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Dallas, Texas, this week, where he met with DHS leadership and employees.  This is the latest in a series of employee events Secretary Kelly attended to hear perspectives on the Department and its missions from the men and women on the front lines. 

Secretary Kelly started the day by speaking to the leadership of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations. He thanked them for their leadership in enforcing the law and combatting criminal organizations that exploit America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.  Secretary Kelly also pledged his strong support for the enforcement efforts taking place under the direction of Acting ICE Director Tom Homan.

Secretary Kelly addresses HSI leadership at the ICE Training Academy in Dallas.

Secretary Kelly addresses HSI leadership at the ICE Training Academy in Dallas.

Secretary Kelly takes questions from the DHS workforce at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

Secretary Kelly takes questions from the DHS workforce at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

Secretary Kelly recognizes TSA Regional Director Michal Rottman on her last day at the agency.

Secretary Kelly recognizes TSA Regional Director Michal Rottman on her last day at the agency.

Secretary Kelly then visited Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, one of the nation’s busiest, where he met with employees from Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) during a town hall-style meeting.  He vowed that DHS and the administration had their backs as they implemented the president’s recent executive orders designed to protect the nation from foreign terrorists and improve enforcement of immigration laws.  The Secretary also thanked employees for their hard work and professionalism in implementing these orders.  He also recognized Michal Rottman, Regional Director for TSA, who was leaving the agency after 15 years, and answered questions from employees.  Following his meeting with employees, Secretary Kelly received a briefing of the airport’s security operations.

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