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  • Biden Administration Commits Historic $3.46 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Funds to Reduce Effects of Climate Change

    President Biden approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on Deferred Enforcement Departure for Certain Residents of Hong Kong

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on Deferred Enforcement Departure for certain residents of Hong Kong.

  • DHS is Largest Agency to Receive 12 Consecutive “A’s”

    The Department of Homeland Security is proud to receive a grade of “A+” from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard. This is the twelfth consecutive year DHS has earned a grade of “A” on the scorecard and the fifth consecutive year the Department has earned a grade of “A+,” the highest score possible.

  • DHS Statement on Updated CDC Order

    “As part the United States’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts, DHS will continue to process individuals in accordance with the CDC’s updated Title 42 Order. Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority, and its continued use is dictated by CDC and governed by the CDC's analysis of public health factors."

  • DHS Partners with Girl Scouts of the USA to Launch the 2021 Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge

    The Department of Homeland Security and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launched the 2021 Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge, a new initiative to encourage girls across the country to learn about cybersecurity and increase related awareness within their own communities, particularly around the growing threat of ransomware.

  • DHS Releases New Resources to Combat Human Trafficking on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons  

    On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new resources aimed at combatting human trafficking and supporting victims.  The new resources include the first-ever Continued Presence Resource Guide to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies in supporting victims of human trafficking and advancing trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

  • DHS Statement on Expedited Removal Flights for Certain Families

    Asylum and other legal migration pathways should be readily available to those who need them, and this Administration is committed to fairly and efficiently considering asylum claims.

  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou as Director of USCIS

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou as Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

  • DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Meets with Officials in Puerto Rico to Discuss Emerging Threats and Opportunities for Collaboration

    SAN JUAN From July 25, 2021 to July 29, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Deputy Under Secretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Stephanie Dobitsch, met with federal, territorial, and local homeland security, law enforcement, and emergency management partners in Puerto Rico to discuss priority threats impacting safety and security in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. State and local partners from the Department of Public Safety, including Puerto Rico’s Homeland Security Advisor (HSA), and the National Security State Information Center, discussed efforts to better integrate federal, territorial, and local information on threats to the area. The rise in drug trafficking, gun violence, and human smuggling were highlighted as key threats in the region. DHS and I&A will continue to strengthen the partnership and information sharing among federal and local officials to improve how threats are identified and can be mitigated.

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Arrival of the First Group of Afghan Nationals

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement after the first group of Afghan nationals who helped support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan arrived in Ft. Lee, Virginia

Last Updated: 02/03/2022