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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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Jun 17

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will travel to Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain.

Jun 15

The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.

Jun 11

DHS Secretary Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Criswell encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Go to to sign up and get your vaccine today.​

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