Tomorrow, December 13, 2017, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen will host a press conference following a tour of the Southern border to discuss the need to secure the border.
While Nov. 30 marks the end of a historic hurricane season, FEMA and its partners continue to work diligently in support of disaster survivors recovering from the devastating season. Four hurricanes made landfall: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate (the first three were classified as major hurricanes, which affected roughly 25.8 million people). Also during this season, nearly two dozen large wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres of land in northern California.
As American flags flew at half-staff across the country, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was laid to rest on Saturday, Nov. 25, in El Paso, Texas.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke released the following statement on the tragic death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.
Children in Texas may be struggling emotionally in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Irma disaster survivors, and their friends and family, should be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable.
In keeping with a tradition of cross-border emergency assistance, the Government of Canada offered its assistance to the United States following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is through individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the cataclysmic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017: in Goliad County in the city of Goliad, and in Fort Bend County in Missouri City.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke traveled to Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas to meet with federal, state and local officials and volunteers carrying out Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.