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Written testimony of DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Protecting America from the Threat of ISIS”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlights priorities and key actions of the Department of Homeland Security to address terrorist threats to the U.S., particularly following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s November 2015 and March 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On House Homeland Security Committee Task Force Report On Combating Terrorist And Foreign Fighter Travel

I thank the House Homeland Security Committee, in particular Chairman McCaul and Ranking Member Thompson, for their work examining the critical issue of foreign terrorist fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq. The report published by the Committee’s bipartisan task force is an important assessment of how we in the U.S. government can enhance our efforts to counter the foreign terrorist fighter threat. As noted in the report, the Department of Homeland Security has undertaken much of what is recommended.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas' Trip to Latvia

Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded his trip to Latvia where he met with his European Union (EU) counterparts to discuss a range of shared global security-related priorities, including counterterrorism, foreign terrorist fighters, and aviation security.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas Trip to Germany

DRESDEN, Germany—Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded his trip to Germany where he met with international counterparts to discuss a range of shared global security-related priorities, including counterterrorism, foreign terrorist fighters, and the importance of information sharing.

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