Homeland Security

US security chief: Holidays, 9/11 anniversary may be catalyst for violence

Dept. of Homeland Security: Public must be careful, vigilant amid upcoming holidays, 20th anniversary of 9/11

A member of a flight crew wears a face mask as a preventive measure

Erdan discusses visa waiver for Israelis with US DHS Secretary

Including Israel in the program has been a matter of ongoing discussions between Jerusalem and Washington for years.

Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas vows to fight domestic terror

Mayorkas was sworn in after the January 6 Capitol riot by supporters of Donald Trump.

By REUTERS
07/02/2021
US DEPUTY SECRETARY of Homeland Se

Senate confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security secretary

Mayorkas is one of a number of Jewish Cabinet secretaries, including Antony Blinken in the State Department, Janet Yellen in Treasury and Avril Haines as director of national intelligence.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
03/02/2021
US Senator Josh Hawley speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee

Hawley blocks immediate Homeland Security confirmation of Mayorkas

A broad array of Jewish groups have urged the Senate to confirm Mayorkas immediately because of the rise of violent extremism.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
20/01/2021
US DEPUTY SECRETARY of Homeland Se

Biden Homeland Security nominee discusses antisemitism with Jewish group

White supremacists were among the marauders who raided and looted the Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to overturn Joe Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
09/01/2021
Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas, the Cuban-Jewish attorney who may head Biden's DHS

Mayorkas' ties with Israel extend beyond his family. In 2016, he spearheaded a deal to automate the sharing of cyber-data between Israel and the US.

Former Homeland Security official says he wrote anonymous op-ed on Trump

"He doesn’t deserve a second term in office, and we don’t deserve to live through it."

By REUTERS
01/11/2020
A U.S. Homeland Security Protective Service truck parks outside the Jacob Javits Federal office

US Homeland Security calls white supremacists the ‘most lethal’ threat

The Homeland Threat Assessment, released on Tuesday, details an array of violent domestic threats in the United States.

By BEN SALES/JTA
07/10/2020

Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents

Portland has been the site of protests against racial inequality and police brutality for the past 50 nights, in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis o

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/07/2020
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