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  • 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.

  • Cyber Mission Overview

    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.  

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families

     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.

  • Fact Sheet: Implementation of the Credible Fear and Asylum Processing Interim Final Rule

    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.

  • Fact Sheet: DHS Internal Working Group Protects Free Speech Other Fundamental Rights When Addressing Disinformation That Threatens the Security of the United States

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is charged with safeguarding the United States against threats to its security, including threats exacerbated by disinformation.

  • Fact Sheet: DHS Efforts to Combat Child Exploitation and Abuse

    DHS is a global leader in combating child exploitation and abuse. The DHS Child Exploitation Investigations Unit (CEIU)—part of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center (C3)—leads the nation in the fight against online child sexual abuse. CEIU detects and apprehends producers and distributors of child sexual abuse material and perpetrators of transnational child sexual abuse; identifies and rescues child victims around the world; and trains domestic and international law enforcement partners in cutting-edge investigative practices.

  • Fact Sheet: DHS Efforts to Assist Ukrainian Nationals

    Following Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing support and humanitarian relief to Ukrainian nationals in need both in the United States and abroad. To provide pathways to the United States for Ukrainians seeking refuge, DHS is working to expand current legal pathways and develop new programs in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to displaced Ukrainians. We are coordinating our efforts closely with our European allies and partners who are on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis.

Last Updated: 10/05/2022