Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working nonstop to protect the American people from criminals who are attempting to exploit fear for financial gain.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
On January 29, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf visited the Joint Special Operations Center in Miami, where he met with the DHS personnel, state and local law enforcement officials, and the National Football League security team to discuss securing Super Bowl LIV.
Since President Donald J. Trump announced the Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand on March 19, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has embarked on an aggressive inter-agency operation to implement the president’s initiative and to stem the flow of opioids into U.S. communities.
As Super Bowl 53 approaches, 25 elements of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with nearly 600 personnel, have been working to support State, local, and private sector security officials ensure a safe and secure event. At the same time, the Department, through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is on the ground in Atlanta working to combat criminal organizations’ attempts to exploit the event.
DHS S&T and DHS Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Cyber Crimes Center (C3), Child Exploitation Investigations Unit are collaborating on automated recognition programs that can help comb through the seized materials.
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.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations International Operations Assistant Director Raymond Villanueva addresses the mission of ICE, its efforts to identify, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations, and its information sharing initiatives dedicated to combatting them.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Investigative Programs Assistant Director Matthew Allen addresses how HSI, the largest investigative DHS Component, is combatting the money laundering efforts of transnational criminal organizations.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today visited the Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC) where she met with TFC staff and law enforcement as well as homeland security executives from the state of Tennessee. She also received an operational brief and tour of the facility. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam met her upon arrival to the facility.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Janice Ayala, Director of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Task Force for Investigations addresses solutions to threats posed by drug cartels and smugglers.