World Refugee Day was Sunday, June 20th. Watch Secretary Mayorkas deliver remarks honoring refugees across the globe.
The United States has always been and will always remain the most generous nation in the world when it comes to welcoming those in need of humanitarian protection, including refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced additional security enhancements and recommendations to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. These new measures are part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to intensify screening and vetting for all persons seeking to travel to the United States, and they are designed to keep nefarious and fraudulent actors from exploiting the refugee program to enter the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna addresses the refugee admissions program with a focus on admissions for Fiscal Year 2018.
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the implementation of improved security procedures for refugees entering the United States. These new measures are part of the administration’s effort to raise national security standards for all persons traveling to the United States, and they are designed to intensify screening in order to keep nefarious and fraudulent actors from exploiting the refugee process to enter the United States.
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.
Several months ago while I was in Turkey I met a 9-year-old refugee named Jaafar. I was immediately impressed with this extraordinary little boy who spoke almost perfect English.
As a a great and humanitarian nation – a nation of immigrant heritage – we will continue to ensure our own safety, while doing our share to welcome men, women and children who are fleeing terrorism and violence.
Today the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs, hosted by the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU, took place in Amsterdam. This meeting is held usually twice a year, to evaluate and advance Trans-Atlantic cooperation in the areas of freedom, security and justice.