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.
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DHS S&T awarded $500,000 to Planck Aerosystems, Inc., for further testing and deployment of its autonomous small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operational settings.
S&T joined forces with the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute Center of Excellence to invest in cutting-edge forensic science that can quickly determine the true origin of honey.
On August 2, 2021, the CIS Ombudsman hosted a public webinar to discuss the work being done across the Executive Branch to remove barriers and support our Nation’s noncitizen service members, veterans, and immediate family members of service members.
Using the SHAKE app, personnel in the field can determine the make and model of a device, if it has been modified, and whether it is carrying an unauthorized payload. The app details steps to keep CBP agents safe, secure the surrounding area, protect people nearby, and collect the device safely.
To improve our Nation’s defense against radiological threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) completed a technical refresh of 60 mobile Radiation Portal Monitors currently deployed and used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CWMD supplies CBP with this capability to scan cargo for potential radiological threats.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero about a recent enforcement operation in Mexicali, Baja California that resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for their alleged participation in a human smuggling Transnational Criminal Organization
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar to learn more about services available for noncitizen Veterans on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against Dalian Ocean Fishing Co., Ltd. based on information that reasonably indicates the use of forced labor in the entity’s fishing operations.
DHS S&T has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (MOLIT), which authorizes the two countries to conduct a field demonstration of S&T-funded technology in civil aviation security.