Good evening and thanks for joining the briefing call tonight regarding the crisis at our southern border. This call is on the record and it will be conducted by acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
I welcome today’s report by the DHS Inspector General, which recognizes the hard work of the United States Secret Service over the past two years to make necessary changes to the agency and further secure the White House complex. These steps were taken in response to recommendations made by the Protective Mission Panel in December 2014, which I established after the September 2014 fence jumping incident to conduct an independent assessment of the Secret Service and the security of the White House complex.
I regret that Chairman Chaffetz and his staff have taken the unprecedented and unnecessary step of subpoenaing two members of the U.S. Secret Service with the responsibility for the protection of the President, his family and the White House complex. Chairman Chaffetz’s assertion that this Department has been “uncooperative” is simply wrong.
WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other senior members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concluded their participation in the three-day White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
On Feb. 17-19, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other senior members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will participate in the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
Secretary Janet Napolitano, USCIS Director Ale Mayorkus and President Obama walk into the Rose Garden for a naturalization ceremony at the White House.
Secretary Napolitano participates in Top Cops event at the White House with President Obama and Vice President Biden.