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Alejandro Mayorkas was appointed to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary by President Biden on February 1, 2021.

The Secretary of Homeland Security leads the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the Science and Technology Directorate.

Under the Secretary's leadership, DHS is responsible for counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, detection of and protection against chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to disasters.

Last Published Date: March 10, 2021

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Apr 16

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by video teleconference with Spain's Minister of Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gómez.

Apr 16

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that President Biden has made the following U.S. Coast Guard flag officer nominations.

Apr 15

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met virtually with Bahrain’s Minister of Interior, His Excellency General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa. Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Al-Khalifa acknowledged the close cooperation and partnership that exists between Bahrain and the United States, which both countries look forward to strengthening.

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