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15 Years Strong: The Evolution of DHS

15 Years Strong: The Evolution of DHS

As part of the DHS 15 year anniversary celebration held on March 1, 2018, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen was joined by former Secretaries Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, and John Kelly for a panel discussion on how DHS has evolved since 2003.

Statement from Secretary John F. Kelly

I have been fortunate to have served my country for more than 45 years - first as a Marine and then as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. I am honored to be asked to serve as the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States.

Aviation Security Update for Last Point of Departure Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has lifted the restrictions on large personal electronic devices for the ten airports/nine airlines in the Middle East and North Africa, which were announced in March. These airports and airlines have successfully implemented the first phase of enhanced security measures.

Secretary Kelly Discusses DHS Priorities at Aspen Security Forum

Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly discussed his top priorities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Aspen Security Forum. In a discussion with NBC News’ Pete Williams, Secretary Kelly highlighted DHS efforts to confront transnational criminal organizations by reducing drug demand, raise global aviation security standards, and bolster cybersecurity.

DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm

U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor submitted to the Federal Register today.

Readout of Secretary Kelly’s Trip to Mexico

On Wednesday and Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other senior Mexican government officials in Mexico City. Discussions with the President, Secretaries Videgaray and Meade, and Attorney General Cervantes focused on security, trade facilitation, immigration control, drug interdiction, drug demand reduction in the United States and joint efforts to confront transnational organized crime. Secretary Kelly will meet with Secretary Osorio Chong on Friday.


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