The latest releases and fact sheet archive.
Fact Sheet: Circumvention of Lawful Pathways Final Rule
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to prepare for the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 public health Order, which will expire after May 11, 2023, and to return to processing all noncitizens under Title 8 immigration authorities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice have issued a final rule to incentivize the use of lawful pathways.
Fact Sheet: Additional Sweeping Measures to Humanely Manage Border
DHS and State are implementing that plan within the constraints of a broken immigration system that Congress has repeatedly failed to fix, including by not acting on President Biden’s comprehensive immigration reform proposal, bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers and farm workers, or repeated requests for additional resources.
Fact Sheet: DHS Efforts to Combat Child Exploitation and Abuse
DHS is dedicated to battling child exploitation and abuse from every angle: identifying and rescuing victims, protecting and supporting victims and survivors, locating and apprehending perpetrators, and raising awareness through public education and outreach.
Fact Sheet: Update on DHS Planning for Southwest Border Security Measures as the Title 42 Public Health Order Ends
DHS has been preparing for the end of the Title 42 public health Order for well over a year. In April 2022, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued the DHS Plan for Southwest Border Security and Preparedness, laying out a six-pillar plan to manage an increase in encounters once the Title 42 public health Order is no longer in effect. DHS updated the plan this past December and presents the most recent preparedness efforts below.
Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Announces Sweeping New Actions to Manage Regional Migration
The Department of State (State) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are announcing sweeping new measures to further reduce unlawful migration across the Western Hemisphere, significantly expand lawful pathways for protection, and facilitate the safe, orderly, and humane processing of migrants.
Fact Sheet: Biden Administration’s National Security Memorandum to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security
President Biden signed National Security Memorandum (NSM) 19 to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security worldwide
Fact Sheet: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways”
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to prepare for the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 Public Health Order, which is expected on May 11, 2023, and return to processing all noncitizens under Title 8 immigration authorities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice have issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Fact Sheet: A Review by the Family Reunification Task Force on the Second Anniversary of Its Establishment
On February 2, 2021, President Biden established the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families.
Communiqué for EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
On 15 December 2022, the United States hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington D.C.
FACT SHEET: DHS Efforts to Enhance Biodefense in support of the Biden Administration’s New National Biodefense Strategy
Today, President Biden signed National Security Memorandum-15 (NSM-15), Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security, launching the new National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Components play key roles in securing the Nation through their biodefense efforts to collect and analyze threat data, conduct risk analysis, and enhance and implement capabilities to prevent, detect, prepare for, and respond to biological incidents.