Latest news and press releases.
DHS Statement on Request for Additional DoD Support on the Southwest Border
Due to an anticipated increase in migration, DHS requested that the Department of Defense (DoD) augment the 2,500 military personnel currently providing support at the Southwest Border with an additional 1,500 personnel for a period of 90 days.
DHS Statement on the Lifting of Title 19 Requirements
Beginning May 12, 2023, DHS will no longer require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.
The 2023 Canada–U.S. Cross-Border Crime Forum (CBCF)
Canada and the United States have an enduring partnership guided by a shared commitment to security, prosperity, and advancing democratic values.
DHS Conducts Dozens of Removal Flights Every Week
During the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) increased removals and returns to 225,483, up from 170,896 over the same period in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. That number includes nearly 66,000 removals, 48,381 of which were conducted through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removal flights. Those numbers are in addition to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) total southwest land border Title 42 expulsions, which reached 1,079,507 in that same timeframe.
Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Cyber Safety Review Board’s Review of Inaugural Proceedings and the Biden-Harris Administration’s Legislative Proposal to Codify the Board
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the Cyber Safety Review Board’s Review of Inaugural Proceedings and DHS’s legislative proposal.
DHS Launches New Series of National Climate Resilience Prize Competitions
The Department of Homeland Security announced a new prize competition focusing on clean energy sources to keep essential services functioning during power outages, highlighting the Department’s efforts to address risks posed by climate change.
Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Anniversary of the Establishment of Uniting for Ukraine
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the anniversary of the establishment of Uniting for Ukraine
Secretary Mayorkas Announces New Measures to Tackle A.I., PRC Challenges at First State of Homeland Security Address
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced two new groundbreaking initiatives to combat evolving threats during his first address on the State of the Homeland Security.
Department of Homeland Security Issues QHSR Detailing Strategy to Stay Ahead of Evolving Threat Environment
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the statutorily required Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), a comprehensive strategic approach to the Department’s efforts to secure the nation.
Operation Blue Lotus Stops Over 4,000 Pounds of Fentanyl in First Month
DHS issued an update on Operation Blue Lotus as part of the Biden Administration’s significant and historic actions to disrupt the trafficking of synthetic drugs, representing a major contribution to a government-wide effort to save lives and pursue justice and accountability.