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Anne Milgram Sworn in as DEA Administrator

As DEA Administrator, she leads an agency of more than 10,000 people, including nearly 5,000 Special Agents and 800 Intelligence Analysts, in 239 domestic offices in 23 divisions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and in 91 foreign offices in 69 countries.

John Tien Sworn in as Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary

Tien was confirmed 60-34 in the United States Senate on June 17. He is the first Asian American to serve as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

Mayorkas Discusses Expanded Partnerships in Spain

Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Grande-Marlaska explored opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Spain, to include joint efforts to manage migration, address root causes of irregular migration, and combat domestic violent extremism.

Raul Ortiz Named Chief of U.S. Border Patrol

Ortiz replaces Rodney Scott, who was named Border Patrol chief in January 2020 after Carla Provost, the first woman to lead the agency, stepped down. Scott said he had received a letter telling him he had “3 options- relocate, resign, or retire.”

DHS Should Shift to ‘Communicating,’ ‘Welcoming’ Focus and ‘Recalibrate’ Enforcement, Report Argues

CAP authors contend that "while the department still has an important role to play in preventing attacks against the United States from abroad, it is time to refine the department’s mission and priorities to ensure that they fit current needs."

Four-Star Adm. Fagan Makes History with Installation as USCG Vice Commandant

Fagan, the first woman to serve in the role, relieved Adm. Charles Ray in the ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters, with Ray receiving the Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal.

Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Suffers Stroke at Bethesda Home

Ridge, 75, "was conscious when he arrived at the emergency department and later underwent a successful procedure to remove a blood clot," a family statement said.

Borders Not ‘Solely Lines’ That Divide But a ‘Point of Connection,’ Mayorkas Says

The goal of "collective security," the secretary said, acknowledges that "we need one another" and "our security and economic success are both inextricably linked to that of our friend and partner countries in the Americas."
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