In a few days, our country will celebrate Thanksgiving. While many will be with family and friends, thousands of our colleagues will be on duty, working on the job so that others can be safe. They will be patrolling our borders and guarding our ports of entry, ensuring the security of air travel, rescuing people at sea, protecting our President and Vice President, working undercover to save victims of crime, and so much more. Their tireless and brave service is emblematic of the extraordinary work all of you perform, and the sacrifices you make, in the service of our country.
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.