Statement by Acting Secretary Elaine Duke on the President’s Proclamation on Enhanced Global Security Measures

Release Date: 
September 24, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – “Today’s announcement by the President will protect Americans and allow DHS to better keep terrorists and criminals from entering our country. The restrictions announced are tough and tailored, and they send a message to foreign governments that they must work with us to enhance security.”

For more information on the enhanced global security measures, view the frequently asked

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The President’s Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Release Date: 
September 24, 2017

Background

  • Every year, the United States grants lawful permanent resident status to approximately 1.1 million individuals from all across the world.
  • In FY 2016, the United States issued approximately 10.4 million nonimmigrant visas to individuals from all across the world.
  • In FY 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers processed more than 390 million travelers at air, land, and sea ports of entry, including more than 119 million travelers at

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 16, 2017, and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals on the island of St. Croix. Assistance can include

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 17, 2017, and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo,

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 17, 2017, and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo,

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Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.

Federal coordinating officers and other FEMA personnel are on the ground, coordinating with the governors of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,

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Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.

Federal coordinating officers and other FEMA personnel are on the ground, coordinating with the governors of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,

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FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors and their loved ones, to reunite families separated as a result of the storm.

Working in close collaboration with the American Red Cross, the National

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FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors and their loved ones, to reunite families separated as a result of the storm.

Working in close collaboration with the American Red Cross, the National

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Finalize Preparations for Hurricane Maria, Follow Directions of Local Officials

Release Date: 
September 20, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria makes landfall today and tomorrow in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, residents should continue to heed the instructions of territorial, commonwealth, and local officials.

Residents should be ready to take shelter, finish charging cell phones, and have emergency supplies readily available.

FEMA is ready to respond to the potential impact of Hurricane Maria. FEMA

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