U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced that President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation, which places new, tailored visa restrictions on six countries that failed to meet a series of security criteria, demonstrating that they could be a risk to the homeland. Acting Secretary Wolf also announced that the Department has updated the methodology it uses to assess compliance with the security criteria established under Executive Order 13780 in 2017. This enhanced review process raises the bar for global security by requiring nations to meet the Department’s stronger security standards and by making it clear to countries what they must do to meet those standards. The updated criteria enhance our screening and vetting capabilities and allow DHS to better identify terrorists and criminals attempting to enter the United States.
WASHINGTON – On Monday, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence are traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in a roundtable discussion with federal, state, and local officials about the ongoing immigration and security issues in the state.
On behalf of everyone at S&T, I wish you a joyful holiday season.
I commend our TSA employees for their hard work over the busy Thanksgiving week, Monday, November 21 through Monday, November 28. Thanksgiving week is the busiest air travel week of the entire year. This past Sunday is typically the busiest travel day of the entire year. In all last week, 16.5 million travelers passed through U.S. airport security, 4.9% more than last year.
When you’re jetting off to summer fun, you have a lot on your mind. Did you bring your cell phone charger? Do you have room in your bag for souvenirs? Do you have the rental car confirmation? What’s the best restaurant near your hotel? Did you leave the coffee maker on? With so much to think about, it’s easy to forget the most important thing: Getting there safely. Fortunately, TSA is working hard to make sure your travel experience is as efficient and secure as possible.
Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® – without any extra effort.
Do you have TSA Pre✓®? The expedited screening program is one way that you can shorten your wait at the security checkpoint this summer.
Prepare for your upcoming summer travel with these tips from the Transportation Security Administration.