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To combat a wide variety of tactics smugglers use to conceal fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas signed an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to promulgate regulations that will enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement provisions required in the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors met virtually to discuss critical issues facing American cities.
Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new Community Vaccination Center (CVC) facility at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, scheduled to open tomorrow and expected to vaccinate up to 6,000 people per day. Secretary Mayorkas thanked and met with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, and representatives from other partner organizations including the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the Department of Defense.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the principles of the Family Reunification Task Force and the appointment of the Task Force’s Executive Director, Michelle Brané.
Readout of Secretary Mayorkas' Call with Salvadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexandra Hill Tinoco
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke on Friday, February 26 with Salvadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone on Friday, February 26 with Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs Pedro Brolo.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone on Friday, February 26 with Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales.
Consistent with President Biden’s statement in “Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States,” the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS CRCL) condemns the recent hateful attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the release of the funding notice for eight different types of preparedness grants worth nearly $1.87 billion. Together, these programs provide more than $1.8 billion in critical funding to assist our state and local partners in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other disasters.
With the support of the Government of Mexico and international humanitarian organizations, the United States will begin to process current residents of the Matamoros camp in Mexico. The migrant camp in Matamoros has recently been hard hit by extreme weather in northern Mexico. As President Biden continues to rebuild the nation’s border management in a way that reflects America’s values, addressing humanitarian needs in Matamoros has become a priority.