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U.S. To Open Mexico And Canada Borders For Vaccinated Travelers

Canada Border

The United States will lift Covid-19 restrictions at its land and ferry borders next month to fully vaccinated, discretionary travelers from Canada and Mexico. On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced that, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts, the …

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Biden Administration Ends Workplace Immigration Raids

Alejandro Mayorkas

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities to end the practice of workplace deportation raids. In a memo to immigration agency officials, Mayorkas outlined new enforcement priorities that aim to target employers that exploit unauthorized immigrants. “The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting …

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Biden Administration Takes Steps To Preserve DACA

DACA

The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it is proposing a rule that would “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA, which was created in 2012 through executive action by then-President Barack Obama, has allowed about 600,000 immigrants, most of whom were brought to …

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US Clears Encampment Of Haitian Migrants In Del Rio, Texas

Alejandro Mayorkas

There are no more migrants crowded under the Del Rio bridge in South Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday, days after viral images of Border Patrol agents using reins against Haitian migrants drew widespread condemnation. “As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp …

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First Afghan Interpreters Arrive In The United States

Afghanistan

The first planeload of Afghan interpreters who helped American troops in combat has arrived in the United States. More than 200 Afghans, including family members of people who worked with U.S. forces, were on the first flight out of Afghanistan to Virginia, said Russ Travers, the deputy homeland security advisor …

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Senate confirms Jen Easterly as Cybersecurity director

Jen Easterly

The US Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Jen Easterly as the new director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security. The agency, established in 2018, is responsible for the security, resiliency and reliability of the nation’s cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. CISA has not …

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DHS Issues National Terrorism Alert for Domestic Extremists

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin for concerns about “a heightened threat environment” across the United States. “Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled …

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