U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations International Operations Assistant Director Raymond Villanueva addresses the mission of ICE, its efforts to identify, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations, and its information sharing initiatives dedicated to combatting them.
Southern Border and Approaches Campaign
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, Director of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Task Force-East (JTF-E) addresses how JTF-E is working to address the threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations to the safety and security of the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) addresses CBP U.S. Border Patrol’s access to, and use of, Federal lands as part of CBP’s critical border security mission.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske addresses the role of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous narcotics into the United States.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Joint Task Force-West Director Robert Harris addresses the role of the Department’s Joint Task Force – West in combating transnational violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Aug. 31, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to McAllen, Texas to receive a briefing on efforts of the Department’s three Joint Task Forces, JTF – East, JTF – West and JTF Investigations, and to discuss the Department’s Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Plan, the unified border security effort between U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Written testimony of CBP Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, CBP Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Borkowski, and CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for a hearing titled “Securing the Border: Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology Force Multipliers”
Border security is a core mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department has deployed historic levels of front-line personnel, technology, and infrastructure to the border to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants and illicit contraband while, at the same time, fostering legal trade and travel.
One year ago the Department of Homeland Security embarked on Secretary Jeh Johnson’s “Unity of Effort” initiative, to begin to set the conditions for the Department to act in a more unified fashion.
SELLS, Ariz. — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Douglas, Ariz., where he participated in workforce engagements with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and later, sat down with local ranchers for the second time in a year to listen to their concerns and pledged to find workable solutions. He then toured a local ranch.