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."
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.”
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.
“In June 2016, apprehensions by the Border Patrol on our southwest border – an indicator of total attempts to cross the border illegally – decreased from the levels we saw in May and April. Year to date, apprehensions are somewhat higher than in FY 2015, but significantly lower than FY 2014 and FY 2013:
On June 29, 2016, the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman submitted its 2016 Annual Report to Congress.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses counterterrorism, immigration/border security, Syrian refugees, aviation security, and cybersecurity.
Fleeing 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.
On June 13-15, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will visit Beijing, China to participate in a series of high-level meetings with Chinese officials. Secretary Johnson will join Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to co-chair the Second U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues.
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.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to discuss bilateral collaboration on immigration and border security, and potential areas for regional engagement on these issues.