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Message from Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Department of Homeland Security Colleagues,

Thank you for your service and your dedication to the safety and security of our Nation. Many of you serve on the front lines, working in and even rushing into harm’s way to protect us all. Each and every one of you contributes valiantly to the mission through the work you perform.

I am going to support you with everything I have, providing you with the resources you need and the opportunities you deserve. I am going to champion you. Our Nation will learn of the noble work you perform to meet the challenges we confront and to realize the opportunities before us.

The challenges are many, as are the opportunities. With your talent and dedication, and in close partnership with others, we will modernize and innovate to keep the American people safe, our institutions and systems secure, and our Nation’s promise fulfilled.

Our success will be measured not only by the results we deliver, but also by the values we uphold in achieving them. We will act with integrity and humility. We will be open, transparent, and accountable. We will respect the rights and dignity of others.

It is the greatest privilege of my life to return to our Department and work with you once again. Thank you for everything you do.


Alejandro N. Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security

With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

Last Updated: 02/02/2021
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