On July 29, Oregon Governor Kate Brown finally agreed to do what the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has demanded for months: step up and work with federal authorities to stop the nightly criminal violence directed at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Chairman Cruz, Ranking Member Hirono and distinguished members of the Committee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in protecting against the continued assaults by criminals and violent extremists in the city of Portland, Oregon and more specifically, the Federal Courthouse and federal law enforcement officers there.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) conducts searches of electronic devices to identify violations of the laws CBP enforces and administers, including laws relating to the detection and apprehension of illicit goods and individuals entering and exiting the United States in between ports of entry (POE). Depending on the circumstances, CBP conducts searches of electronic devices pursuant to different legal authorities. CBP is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update to analyze the privacy risks of expanded digital forensic tools and an enterprise-wide solution for managing and analyzing certain types of metadata that USBP collects from electronic devices across its digital forensic collection activities. In addition, this updated PIA will clarify that searches may be conducted pursuant to border search authority.
Myth vs. Fact: 50+ Nights of Violence, Chaos, and Anarchy in Portland, Oregon
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) remain committed to resuming removal hearings for aliens subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) as expeditiously as possible. To lend greater certainty in a fluid COVID-19 environment, DHS has maintained close contact with the Department of State (DOS) and the Government of Mexico (GOM) and worked with DOJ to identify public health criteria to determine when hearings may resume swiftly and safely.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses a combination of surveillance systems, including license plate reader technology, to provide comprehensive situational awareness along the United States border to assist CBP in detecting, identifying, apprehending, and removing individuals illegally entering the United States at and between ports of entry or otherwise violating U.S. law. In 2017, CBP published a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) describing its use of commercially available fixed and mobile license plate reader technology. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update to provide public notice of CBP’s use of license plate reader data procured from commercial vendors.
The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issue a joint advisory urging U.S. companies to monitor their activities in China.
On, June 8th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center, where he will tour the facility and participate in a briefing to discuss operational readiness for the upcoming hurricane season.
S&T-developed Chemical Agents Reactions Database can help federal, state and local agencies check if chemicals found in illegal labs can make illicit drugs, poisons or warfare agents.
In support of the Trump Administration’s reopening of the economy, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order that exempts certain foreign professional athletes who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain leagues, including their essential staff and their dependents, from proclamations barring their entry into the U.S.