The latest releases and fact sheet archive.
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.
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.
FACT SHEET: Counter Human Smuggler Campaign Update DHS-Led Effort Makes 5,000th Smuggler Arrest in Fewer Than 6 Months
Launched in April 2022, the Biden Administration’s “Counter Human Smuggler” campaign—a first-of-its-kind effort of unprecedented scale led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—is designed to disrupt and dismantle human smuggling networks.
President Biden has made cybersecurity a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration at all levels of government. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components, play a lead role in strengthening resilience across the nation and sectors, investigating malicious cyber activity, and advancing cybersecurity alongside our democratic values and principles.
Fact Sheet: DHS is empowering workers and protecting rights at the workplace
Under President Biden's leadership, this Administration has made historic investments in America's workers, recognizing that the federal government plays a vital role in improving the condition and the standing of the men and women who power the American economy.
Fact Sheet: DHS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program and Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program Operations
The United States is taking a series of measures to increase support for the Cuban and Haitian people in line with our national interests. Both Cuban and Haitian people are confronting a humanitarian crisis and our policy focuses on empowering people to help them create a future free from repression and economic suffering.
Fact Sheet: DHS Leads First-of-Its-Kind Campaign of Unprecedented Scale to Foil Human Smuggling Networks
The Biden Administration is focused on putting these organizations out of business. But human smuggling is, by definition, a transnational problem and we are committed to working with our regional partners in the Americas to commit our collective expertise and resources to put an end to human smuggling.
The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to the safe reunification of families that were unjustly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border between January 2017 and January 2021. In February 2021, President Biden created the Family Reunification Task Force to help identify and reunify families separated under the prior administration’s Zero-Tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021. The Task Force includes a whole of government approach to ensure that families are located and reunified. The Task Force is actively reunifying and searching for parents who are still separated from their children.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) began implementing a rule to ensure that those subject to expedited removal who are eligible for asylum are granted relief quickly, and those who are not are promptly removed. Due to existing court backlogs, the process for hearing and deciding these asylum cases currently takes several years on average. By establishing a process for the efficient and thorough review of asylum claims, the new rule will help reduce existing immigration court backlogs and will shorten the process to several months.