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Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks in Del Rio, TX

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, CBP Acting Commissioner Troy A. Miller, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz delivered remarks to address the situation in Del Rio, Texas.  They also discussed the dangers of irregular migration.

Protocolos de Protección a Migrantes

Desde las 12:01am del 25 de agosto de 2021, está suspendido el procesamiento en los puertos de entrada de individuos quienes fueron devueltos a México bajo el programa MPP.  

Migrant Protection Protocols

As of 12:01am on August 25, 2021, the processing at ports of entry of individuals who were previously enrolled in MPP has been suspended.

S&T Explosives Threat Assessment Fact Sheet

After the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 in 1988, the government established the Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation (CAVM) program to address terrorist-based internal aircraft explosive threats. In 2006, the program transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), with program execution supported by subject matter experts from S&T’s Transportation Security Laboratory.

S&T Biometrics and Identity Management Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) biometrics screening activities include engagement with mission stakeholders, analysis of port of entry operations, identifying critical and emerging needs, and developing transformational concepts of operation to address the operational requirements of Department of Homeland Security components.

S&T Detection Canine Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) Detection Canine Program provides the Homeland Security Enterprise with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and deploy detection canines in their operational environment.

S&T Air Land and Port of Entry Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established the Air, Land and Port of Entry Security Program to advance technologies to improve mission effectiveness to reduce illegal entry/exit of people, weapons, dangerous goods, and contraband.

S&T Chemical and Biological Detection Fact Sheet

The threat of chemical and biological attacks poses a major threat to the nation’s population, infrastructure, economy, and security. The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partners with authorities nationwide to address needs through technological innovation and research, and equips officials with the resources and information they need to identify, prevent and/or respond to the threat of chemical releases and catastrophic diseases.

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