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DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order

In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."

Statement on Countries Currently Suspended from Travel to the United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would like to clarify the classes of aliens affected by the 90-day temporary pause on travel, with case-by-base exceptions and waivers, as outlined in the President’s Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” 

U.S. Expands Initiatives To Address Central American Migration Challenges

Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security. As part of this ongoing effort, the United States is announcing the following initiatives to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Photo of the Week

Refugees wave American flagsFleeing torture, violence, and persecution, refugees come to the United States for a better life. On World Refugee Day, these 19 individuals from 12 countries walked into New York City’s Central Park as refugees, and walked out as new American citizens. In this country, we say: Refugees Welcome. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

Statement by Secretary Johnson Following His Trip to El Salvador and Honduras

  Secretary Johnson participates in a media availability in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to highlight the dangers of illegal or irregular migration to the United States.  DHS photo by Barry Bahler.Last week I visited El Salvador and Honduras.  I met with the Presidents and other senior officials of both countries.  While in both countries, I also visited reception centers that welcome those who have been sent home by the U.S. government after entering our country illegally.  I observed the arrival of a repatriation flight.  I am impressed with the efforts both governments are making to repatriate, resettle, and reintegrate their citizens who have been deported home by our country.

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