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Acting Secretary McAleenan Travels to Florida for USCG Drug Offload and Hurricane Season Preparedness Briefing

On April 6, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida for a two-day trip. The Acting Secretary will view a U.S. Coast Guard cutter drug offload at Port Everglades, receive a briefing and tour of the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and visit with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel at Miami International Airport.

Written testimony of CBP for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing titled “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail Security”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs, including synthetic opioids, into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier shipments.

Written testimony of ICE for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing titled “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail Security”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Office of Illicit Trade, Travel, and Finance Deputy Assistant Director Greg Nevano addresses the crisis of heroin and illicit fentanyl in the United States and the efforts of ICE to target, investigate, disrupt, dismantle and bring to justice the criminal elements responsible for the manufacturing, smuggling, and distribution of dangerous opioids.

Secretary Kelly Discusses DHS Priorities at Aspen Security Forum

Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly discussed his top priorities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Aspen Security Forum. In a discussion with NBC News’ Pete Williams, Secretary Kelly highlighted DHS efforts to confront transnational criminal organizations by reducing drug demand, raise global aviation security standards, and bolster cybersecurity.

Readout of Secretary Kelly's Meeting with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis

On Thursday, March 16, Secretary Kelly met with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis to discuss bilateral and regional security and economic issues of mutual interest.  Key DHS officials, to include Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan, and USCG Commandant Paul Zukunft were also present.  The delegation from Costa Rica also included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

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