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DHS is proud to announce the launch of our brand new DHS.gov. After months in the works, I’m happy to share that the Department’s flagship website has been significantly modernized and improved to provide the public and our workforce with a more intuitive, secure, and user-friendly experience.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is a moment to reflect on the unmatched atrocities and horrific truths of one of the darkest chapters of history. A time to recount the stories of the six million Jews and millions of others slaughtered because of their faith, race, or identity. An opportunity to take inspiration once again from the incredible individuals who survived.
The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar to discuss the applicant experience with USCIS’ online portal, myUSCIS, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.
Combating human trafficking is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Biden-Harris Administration. Today, the White House released an updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which focuses on four key U.S. and global anti-trafficking efforts: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships. DHS, a leader in the fight against human trafficking, helped develop the White House whole-of-government National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Publishes New Resources to Expand Community Outreach Efforts
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) recently published new resources on its website to raise awareness of the office’s mission and to reach a broader population of stakeholders.
During National Police Week, the Department of Homeland Security pays special tribute to the heroic law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting us all. We honor them this week, yet we remember them always. We are forever indebted to those who serve and protect – those we have lost and those who continue to serve.
An informed public plays a critical role in keeping our communities safe. September 25 is “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day, also known as #SeeSayDay.
We mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and mourn the nearly 3,000 lives taken too soon. The people who perished in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville—including the heroic first responders who gave their lives to help others—left behind loved ones and communities who were never again the same. In the years since, more than 2,000 more were lost to 9/11-related illnesses as a result of working in hazardous conditions during recovery operations. We honor their lives and their memory on this solemn occasion, and mourn what we all lost on that terrible day.
As local, state, and federal agencies converged to assist in recovery efforts, the Miami-Dade Police Department contacted the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Biometric Support Center (BSC) to help provide positive identification of residents during the recovery efforts.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s "If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign is committed to educating the American public about how to recognize and report the signs of suspicious activity. We believe everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe and secure. To effectively meet that mission, the Campaign must be accessible to all of the communities that we serve.