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Today marks the somber one-year anniversary of the tragic spa shootings near my current hometown of Atlanta, Georgia that claimed the lives of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. We honor the lives of these individuals and send our thoughts and support to their families and loved ones.
As part of our partnership with nonprofit organizations and local governments on the pilot program to improve services for noncitizens in immigration proceedings, DHS is announcing that Catholic Charities USA, Center for Migration Studies of New York, and Church World Service have been selected to serve on the National Board for the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP).
On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the remarkable contributions of women across our Department’s workforce, our government, our economy, culture, and society – and rededicate ourselves to our country’s never-ending pursuit of a more perfect union.
Every February, our nation honors and celebrates the history of Black Americans and our immeasurable contributions to every aspect of American life.
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.
Co-hosted with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) School Safety Task Force and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET), the goal of this Digital Forum was to engage with the education sector, school safety stakeholders, civil society, and technology companies to amplify programs and platforms that help reduce risk factors to the radicalization to violence, ensure broad awareness of the threat of targeted violence and terrorism, and share innovative solutions for prevention.
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.