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Home and Away: DHS and the Threats to America

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly delivered remarks entitled, “Home & Away: Threats to America and the DHS Response,” and participated in a moderated discussion with Director of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Frank J. Cilluffo at George Washington University.

FLETC Provides Life Saving Training to State, Local and Tribal Officers

In addition to training federal law enforcement, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) also has a robust mission to provide training to our nation’s state, local and tribal law enforcement officers. FLETC trained more than 4,500 state, local, tribal, and territorial students last fiscal year.

Secretary Kelly Meets with DHS Employees in Dallas

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Dallas, Texas, this week, where he met with DHS leadership and employees.  This is the latest in a series of employee events Secretary Kelly attended to hear perspectives on the Department and its missions from the men and women on the front lines. 

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order Signed Today

The Executive Order signed today by President Trump will make America safer, and address long-overdue concerns about the security of our immigration system. We must undertake a rigorous review of our visa and refugee vetting programs to increase our confidence in the entry decisions we make for visitors and immigrants to the United States. We cannot risk the prospect of malevolent actors using our immigration system to take American lives.

Fact Sheet: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States

The Executive Order signed on March 6, 2017, allows for the proper review and establishment of standards to prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals. The United States has the world’s most generous immigration system, yet it has been repeatedly exploited by terrorists and other malicious actors who seek to do us harm. In order to ensure that the U.S. Government can conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the national security risks posed from our immigration system, the Executive Order imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the United States of nationals of certain designated countries—countries that were designated by Congress and the Obama Administration as posing national security risks with respect to visa-free travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program.

Honoring Women and Recognizing their Contributions During Women's History Month

Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a time to recognize the extraordinary achievements of American women. This year’s theme: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” pays homage to the courage and perseverance of women who challenged the antiquated perceptions of their contributions and value in the paid labor force, defying societal norms and improving working conditions and wages for all women.

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