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Border Security

Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.

  • National Interest Exception from Presidential Proclamation 10294

    On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10294, entitled "Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic," which suspends and limits the entry into the United States of non-citizens by air travel who are nonimmigrants ("noncitizen nonimmigrants") and who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Presidential Proclamation 10294 contains specified exceptions, including a specific exception for noncitizen nonimmigrants "whose entry would be in the national interest," and entrusts the Secretary of Homeland Security (along with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Transportation) to make this determination.

  • Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Report on December Cohort

    As part of our commitment to transparency in the court-ordered reimplementation of MPP, DHS reported initial data on individuals enrolled in the program between December 6-31, 2021.

  • MPP Policy Guidance

    The following is a list of policy guidance and announcements related to the MPP program issued since January 2021.

  • Guías de Política MPP

    A continuación encontrará una lista de las guías de políticas y anuncios relacionados con el programa MPP desde enero de 2021.

  • Court-Ordered Reimplementation of MPP Policy Guidance

    As required by a federal court order, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working in good faith to re-implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.  On December 2, 2021, in coordination with the Departments of State and Justice, DHS announced key changes to MPP to address humanitarian concerns raised by the Government of Mexico and shared by the U.S. Government.  Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has repeatedly stated that MPP has endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, pulled resources and personnel away from other priority efforts, and failed to address the root causes of irregular migration.

  • DHS Fiscal Year 2021 Performance & Accountability Reports

    The Department of Homeland Security's Performance and Accountability Reports provide information that enables the President, Congress and the public to assess the effectiveness of the Department's mission performance and stewardship of resources.

  • Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Termination Memo

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a memorandum announcing and explaining his decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.

  • Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas Memo

    This memorandum provides guidance for ICE and CBP enforcement actions in or near areas that require special protection. It is effective immediately.

  • Family Reunification Task Force Progress Reports

    Executive Order 14011 (E.O. 14011) directs the Family Reunification Task Force to provide an initial progress report to the President of the United States no later than 120 days after establishment, with interim progress reports every 60 days thereafter.

  • CBP We Build the Wall Records

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Records Related to the Group We Build the Wall.