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Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Laredo

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to Laredo, Texas, with senior leadership from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to receive operational tours and briefings at DHS facilities and to meet with DHS personnel.

Letter of Intent in Furtherance of Cooperation with El Salvador

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed a Letter of Intent with the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Security Rogelio Rivas to intensify bilateral cooperation in four areas to address irregular migration from Central America and combat transnational criminal organizations.

DHS and HHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a final rule that finalizes regulations implementing the relevant and substantive terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). Importantly, the rule will allow for termination of the FSA, and allow DHS and HHS to respond to significant statutory and operational changes that have occurred since the FSA has been in place, including dramatic increases in the numbers of unaccompanied children and family units crossing into the United States.

DHS to Host Press Conference on Changes to Flores Ruling

At 9:30 AM ET on August 21st, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, will host a press conference at U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters regarding upcoming changes to the Flores ruling. The Acting Secretary will provide remarks on the changes and then take questions from members of the media.

Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Yuma, AZ

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will be traveling to Yuma, AZ to meet with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Arizona National Guard personnel, tour border facilities, and speak with federal, state, and local elected officials.  

Snapshot: S&T, Israel tackle cargo shipping security

Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to U.S. national security. S&T and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security teamed up to tackle that issue through the Low Cost Disposable Electronic Seals Pilot.

DHS Hosted 8th Northern Triangle Ministerial Meeting

WASHINGTON- On July 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the eighth Meeting of Ministers and Security Secretaries of the Central American Northern Triangle and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary.

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