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Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On Steps To Further Secure The Homeland

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, federal, state and local law enforcement and homeland security officials in this country have been in a heightened state of readiness. This past Thanksgiving week, many Americans witnessed this first-hand at airports, train stations, parades, public places and events.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas Trip to Sweden

STOCKHOLM— Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded his trip to Sweden where he met with Swedish counterparts to discuss a range of homeland security-related priorities.

Statement By Press Secretary Marsha Catron On Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Upcoming Trip To Israel And Sweden

On July 14-16, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to Israel.  He will meet with his counterparts in the Israeli government to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues including cybersecurity, law enforcement cooperation, immigration, and aviation security. On July 16, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will participate in a signing ceremony in Tel Aviv to promote cooperation on cybersecurity with Israel and joint cyber research and development.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas Trip to Miami

MIAMI — Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today traveled to Miami to deliver remarks on the Department’s efforts on security and facilitation of legitimate travel and trade at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit. While in Miami, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas also participated in workforce engagements with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees.

DHS Announces Intent to Expand Preclearance to 10 New Airports

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today the United States intends to enter into negotiations to expand air preclearance operations to ten new foreign airports, located in nine separate countries: Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. If negotiations are successful, preclearance – where each traveler undergoes immigration, customs, and agriculture inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before boarding a direct flight to the United States– could be completed before departure from these foreign airports rather than upon arrival in the U.S. Expanding the preclearance program is both a security imperative – enabling CBP to stop potential threats before they arrive on US soil – as well as a strong economic opportunity.

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