Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SKC Brynn Simonetti

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Sasha Rodriguez Every year the Coast Guard awards a chief petty officer – active duty and Reserve – the MCPO Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award. Master Chief Petty Officer Angela McShan was the first African American woman advanced to master chief petty officer, serving over two decades with devotion and distinguished leadership. She served as an instructor at the Chief Petty Officers Academy, which she helped to establish, and was slated to become the chief of Yeoman “A” school prior to her death in…

A Message from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on ICE Deputy Director Tom Homan

It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate Thomas D. Homan, Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for receiving one of the law enforcement community’s most prestigious honors tonight– the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation’s “National Law Enforcement Leader of the Year” award, a well-deserved recognition of his achievements. Tom’s career has spanned the lifecycle of the immigration system – beginning in 1984 in the Border Patrol in Campo, California; joining the then-Immigration and Naturalization Service as a special agent; and ultimately rising through the ranks of…

Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Day Two Meetings at the G7 Security Ministerial

On April 24, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen continued her participation at the G7 Security Ministerial in Toronto, Canada. Secretary Nielsen met with her foreign counterparts from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom as well as representatives from the European Union to discuss how to protect our nations against persistent and emerging threats. The G7 participants also discussed joint efforts to combat human trafficking worldwide. The Secretary covered a range of topics with her counterparts, including raising the bar globally on aviation security, enhancing information…

Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Day One Meetings at the G7 Security Ministerial

On April 23, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined her foreign counterparts in Toronto, Canada for the G7 Security Ministerial. While in Toronto, Secretary Nielsen met with allies from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom as well as representatives from the European Union to discuss joint efforts to combat terrorism, bolster democratic institutions against outside interference, and hold Russia accountable. Specifically, the group discussed efforts to identify and disrupt terrorist travel, as well as the importance of information sharing to protect our people from emerging…

Law Enforcement Hiring – Spread the Word!

The Department’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in law enforcement, such as criminal investigators, deportation officers, Customs and Border Protection officers, Border Patrol agents, special agents, physical security specialists,…

Secretary Nielsen Enters Agreements With Mexican Officials To Strengthen U.S.-Mexico Relationship

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with her Mexican counterparts to discuss economic and national security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. In separate bilateral meetings with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Secretary Nielsen discussed a range of national security issues including the importance and success of joint operations at the border, such as increased seizures, and improved information sharing. They also discussed the need for infrastructure improvements…

Immigration Brief: Worksite Enforcement

Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – U.S. employers are required by law to hire only lawful workers; employer audits and raids are ICE’s vehicle for ensuring employers are not exploiting alien workers and displacing U.S. workers. Dan Cadman, a retired INS / ICE official with thirty years of government experience, speaks on the important role of worksite enforcement in removing the job magnet that attracts illegal immigrants to the U.S. and the corresponding loss of jobs and decreased wages suffered by American and lawful workers. More information: https://cis.org/Vaughan/DHS-Releases-FY-2017-Enforcement-Statistics https://cis.org/Book/What-Happened-Worksite-Enforcement https://cis.org/Video/Panel-Video-How-Immigration-Reform-Failed-Worksite…

Lawsuit Hits Back Against Trump’s Elimination of Immigration Protections: ‘This Is Ethnic Cleansing’

The lawsuit alleges the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), deviating from decades of practice and procedure regarding TPS by various administrations, both Republican and Democratic. Mark Wilson/Getty Images A federal lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an estimated 200,000 people from four countries. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration on behalf of TPS recipients from Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua. Prior to the Trump administration terminating TPS for these countries, Haiti had been designated…

Detained immigrants separated from children in U.S. sue Trump administration

(Reuters) – Migrants separated from their children after they were detained for illegally entering the United States filed a class action lawsuit on Friday, claiming there are “hundreds” of parents in the same situation, and that the Trump administration is violating their due process rights. A Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus is seen parked outside a federal jail in San Diego, California, U.S. October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and filed in U.S. District Court in southern California, expands…

15 Years Strong: The Evolution of DHS

As part of the DHS 15 year anniversary celebration held on March 1, 2018, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen was joined by former Secretaries Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, and John Kelly for a panel discussion on how DHS has evolved since 2003. # # # Topics:  Homeland Security Enterprise Keywords:  Secretary Chertoff, Secretary Kelly, Secretary Nielsen, Secretary Ridge Public Affairs Source link