On March 18, 2019, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the details of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget request to Congress for DHS and its component agencies and offices. The DHS request includes $51.7 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $19.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). The Budget request provides critical resources to help our frontline personnel do their jobs to secure the homeland against all threats and hazards, and it ensures DHS is able to defend Americans against emerging dangers.
The U.S. Border Patrol is currently encountering illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, according to new data. In fact, in February more than double the level of migrants crossed the border without authorization compared to the same period last year, approaching the largest numbers seen in any February in the last 12 years, The New York Times reported.
El 20 de febrero de 2019, la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional Kirstjen M. Nielsen y los ministros de seguridad del Triángulo Norte en San Salvador, El Salvador formalizaron el desarrollo de un “acuerdo regional” y un plan de acción dirigido a resolver la crisis humanitaria y de seguridad en curso por la migración irregular y la formación de caravanas de inmigrantes.
On February 20, 2019, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Northern Triangle security ministers in San Salvador, El Salvador formalized the development of a “regional compact” and action plan aimed at addressing the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis of irregular migration and the formation of migrant caravans.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction and replacement of approximately 12.5 miles of secondary wall near the international border in the state of California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2019.
Tonight, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the State of the Union.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement on the new migrant ‘caravan’ that arrived at the Southern Border of the United States.
Policy guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols, issued by Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on January 25, 2019.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or without proper documentation – may be returned to Mexico and wait outside of the U.S. for the duration of their immigration proceedings, where Mexico will provide them with all appropriate humanitarian protections for the duration of their stay.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the number of enforcement actions at the southwest border for the month of December. Due to the lapse in funding, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is unable to publish the enforcement actions for December on its website.