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.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security
In February 2016, apprehensions by the Border Patrol on our southwest border – an indicator of total attempts to cross the border illegally – increased slightly from January, but remained substantially below the month-to-month numbers of apprehensions we saw in the latter part of 2015. The numbers of unaccompanied children and family members remained at the same levels as January, which is greatly reduced from the apprehension numbers at the end of 2015. The overall 10 percent increase from January is due to an increase in apprehensions of single adults, from 17,505 in January to 19,917 in February, 71.5 percent of whom are from Mexico. Notably, one year ago, in February 2015, the number of apprehensions of single adults was 19,950, and in February 2014 the number was 28,277.