Each year, the Secretary's Awards provide an opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding DHS employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our missions. It is a time for us to celebrate their accomplishments, and thank them for their service.
Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Pete Gaynor to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which will provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) with authorities to counter unmanned aerial systems (CUAS) used for nefarious purposes.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will be in Australia next week for the Five Country Ministerial.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia is warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After carefully reviewing conditions in Somalia with interagency partners, Secretary Nielsen determined the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that support Somalia’s current designation for TPS continue to exist. Therefore, pursuant to the statute, she has extended Somalia’s TPS designation for 18 months.
Kirstjen M. Nielsen was sworn-in as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security on December 6, 2017. Secretary Nielsen is the first former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee to become the secretary.
The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal was required pursuant to the statute.
On Thursday, April 19, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined President Donald J. Trump and senior U.S. officials at the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) in Key West, Florida. The purpose of the visit was to review the Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat transnational organized crime and stop illicit drugs from entering the United States.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from March 26 – 27 to participate in bilateral meetings with Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove. Secretary Nielsen and Mr. de Kerchove had a productive conversation about the current terror threat environment and how to expand our joint efforts in the global fight against terrorism.