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Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Plan to Expand Health Coverage for DACA Recipients
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement following President Biden’s announcement to expand health coverage for DACA recipients.
Departments of Homeland Security and State Announce Enhancements to the Central American Minors Program
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State are announcing changes to enhance the Central American Minors (CAM) program.
Trilateral Joint Statement
Panamanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Janaina Tewaney, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Álvaro Leyva Durán, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas led high level delegations and met in Panama City to discuss joint efforts to address one of the most pressing issues in the region: irregular migration.
ICE arrests former Salvadoran Army officer in New Jersey accused in El Mozote massacre case in El Salvador
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested a Salvadoran national on April 4 for assisting or otherwise participating in extrajudicial killings and for willfully misrepresenting this material fact in his immigration application.
United States Files Forfeiture Action Against Over One Million Rounds of Ammunition Enroute from Iran to Yemen
The Justice Department announced the filing of a forfeiture complaint against over one million rounds of ammunition, thousands of proximity fuses for rocket-propelled grenades, and thousands of pounds of propellant for rocket-propelled grenades that the U.S. Navy seized in transit from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to militant groups in Yemen.
Secretary Mayorkas Discusses New U.S. Efforts to Counter Spread of Digital Authoritarianism at Summit for Democracy
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas outlined new initiatives by the Biden-Harris Administration to counter the misuse of technology at the second Summit for Democracy in Washington, D.C. He highlighted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) High-Risk Community Protection initiative, which is dedicated to strengthening the cybersecurity of communities —such as civil society organizations— in the United States who are at heightened risk of cyber threat targeting and transnational repression.
Secretary Mayorkas, Administrator Criswell Visit Devastated Areas of Mississippi
Following the recent devastating tornadoes that swept across Mississippi, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell traveled to the state today to survey the damage and meet with federal, state, and local officials.
United States and Canada Announce Efforts to Expand Lawful Migration Processes and Reduce Irregular Migration
The United States and Canada are announcing coordinated efforts to incentivize the use of lawful migration processes and to counter irregular migration.
Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and German Minister of the Interior and Community Faeser Discuss Mutual Security Cooperation
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Minister of the Interior and Community of Germany Nancy Faeser and their respective delegations met in Washington, D.C.
PreventionResourceFinder.gov Launches to Provide Easier Access to Resources to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism
The Department of Homeland Security and its federal partners launched PreventionResourceFinder.gov, a new website that will help prevent targeted violence and terrorism by giving the public easier access to available grants, research, training opportunities, and other resources across 17 federal agencies.