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Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on Recent Acts of Violence and Hate

Release Date: November 23, 2022

Today we mourn the tragic and senseless loss of life in Chesapeake, Virginia.  We are sending strength to the families and loved ones of those affected.

We have seen too many acts of violence across our country.  Whatever the motive – whether personal grievance, an ideology of hate, or other evil motive – communities continue to be victimized and made to feel unsafe.

The Department of Homeland Security continues to devote every available resource to combat all forms of targeted violence.  We provide information, funding, training, and other resources to communities throughout our country to enable them to prevent and respond to these horrific acts. 

We are grateful to the brave first responders and their families who sacrifice so much of themselves to help keep us safe.  We are thankful for their noble service.


Last Updated: 11/30/2022
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