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  • DHS Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases

    DHS began the first step in a phased approach to restore safe and orderly processing at the Southwest Border. DHS and its international partners have now initiated the virtual registration process for individuals who had been forced to return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and have a pending case before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The United States is continuing to strictly enforce existing immigration laws and border security measures. Individuals should not approach the border, including at designated ports of entry, unless and until they are approved and receive appointment information through the remote registration process.

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Blair

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke with Canadian Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair to discuss a wide range of security issues, including border safety measures in the COVID-19 environment, domestic violent extremism, cybersecurity, and gun control. 

  • DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases

    The Biden Administration is announcing another step in our phased strategy to reform the nation’s immigration system. Beginning on February 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin phase one of a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border. DHS will begin processing people who had been forced to “remain in Mexico” under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

  • DHS and Partners Coordinate to Secure Super Bowl LV

    David Pekoske, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, met with local law enforcement officials and the National Football League (NFL) to review Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LV.

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico

    Secretary Mayorkas spoke by phone with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi. his was the Secretary’s first call to a U.S. Governor since being sworn-in on February 2.

  • Secretary Mayorkas on Immigration Reform Executive Orders

    Secretary Mayorkas released the following statement in support of President Biden's Executive Orders to reform our immigration processes.

  • Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security

    Alejandro Mayorkas was officially sworn in as the seventh Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Mayorkas took the oath this afternoon after the Senate voted to confirm him.

  • DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites

    DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.

  • Acting Deputy Secretary Pekoske Traveling to Florida

    Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security David Pekoske will make an official visit to Tampa, Florida, to participate in Super Bowl Security Day, Wednesday, Feb. 3.

  • DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites

    DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine.

Last Updated: 11/18/2022