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On August 13, 2021 the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the heightened threat environment across the United States.
On Thursday, August 12, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas.
Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the Events at Charlottesville, Virginia
On the 4th anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia, we remember Heather Heyer and all those who were victims of the senseless violence that occurred on that tragic day.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will travel to Miami next week for meetings with members of the Cuban-American community, where he will re-affirm President Biden’s commitment to hold the Cuban regime accountable, support the Cuban people, and ensure Cuban Americans remain a vital partner in our efforts to provide relief to those who are suffering on the Island.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working with Mexican authorities, discovered a 183-foot long subterranean tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, near the international border.
Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada Mendicino
On August 9, 2021, Secretary Mayorkas met with Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Marco Mendicino.
Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package.
On Thursday, August 12, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will be in South Texas to receive operational updates and engage with the DHS frontline workforce. While in South Texas, Secretary Mayorkas will meet with local officials and community leaders.
To improve our Nation’s defense against radiological threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) completed a technical refresh of 60 mobile Radiation Portal Monitors currently deployed and used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CWMD supplies CBP with this capability to scan cargo for potential radiological threats.
To equip frontline operators with the radiological detection equipment, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded the Helium-3 Alternative Implementation Backpack Program (HAIBP) Phase Three Full Rate Production contract to Target Systemelektronik/FLIR Systems.