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Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Release Date: May 15, 2022

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: 

“Our nation mourns the loss of life caused by the horrific shooting in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts break for the families and friends of the victims, and we stand with them and the entire Black community that was targeted by this hateful act of violence. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across the country to combat violent extremism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism, which continues to pose one of the most significant terrorism-related threats to the homeland. We are devoting every available resource to combat all forms of terrorism and targeted violence to keep our communities safe and secure.”

“Make no mistake: when one community is targeted, we are all targeted. This country stands as one, and we will combat violent extremism as one.”

Last Updated: 05/15/2022
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