Based on a recommendation by DHS and its intergovernmental partners, President Trump signed a proclamation on May 24 and amended on May 25 suspending the entry into the U.S. of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.
For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
To address the threat to the nation posed by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the President issued Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996, suspending the entry of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. Each of the above proclamations includes an exception for “any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.”
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Dallas, TX to meet with industry and local leaders as we enter into the reopening of the economy.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended Title 42 public health restrictions at the borders until he determines the serious danger from COVID-19 has ceased. This order has been one of the most critical tools used to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Border security is homeland security. Our efforts over the last several months to limit non-essential travel have been successful and now is not the time to change course.
These documents announce the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada and Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada and United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in these documents.
Those who serve as financial caregivers for older adults or people with disabilities have unique worries and challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. During times like these, financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled may be even more common than usual.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues its mission to protect the homeland during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS is committed to making sure our critical infrastructure and supply chains remain strong, while also monitoring ongoing threats.