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Untitled. Central ParkNew York CityJune 20, 2016 Before administering the Oath, I have one or two things that I want to say on this occasions. First of all, congratulations to the candidates, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here. Yesterday, on Father’s Day, I did something special that I have never done before: At 0730 in the morning, my wife, daughter and sister-in-law took a boat ride to Liberty Island, and climbed the very tight and claustrophobic circular staircase to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

As I stood there and caught my breath, it occurred to me that the Lady in the Harbor has been there for 130 years, and has never wavered as a symbol for us. We must not waiver in our commitment to her. What happened in Orlando eight days ago was an act of terror and an act of hate. This is the number one obligation of the government to the people. This Nation will not surrender to terrorism. Nor will we surrender to the things that terrorism breeds – fear, prejudice and hatred. DHS Announces Human Trafficking Training Program For Federal Law Enforcement. For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness training as part of basic training courses at FLETC.

The courses, which train federal law enforcement officers and agents from every Cabinet level Department, will equip graduates with the ability to better recognize signs of human trafficking that they might encounter in their routine law enforcement duties. “To fight human trafficking in the United States, we are empowering federal law enforcement with the tools and resources to recognize and report this heinous crime,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

“I commend the leadership and all of the women and men of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers who had the insight and innovation to incorporate human trafficking training into their curriculum.” DHS Blue Campaign and Birmingham, Alabama Announce New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking. For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice for DHS’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and Birmingham, Ala.

Mayor William A. Bell’s Office to post Blue Campaign materials throughout the city in order to raise public awareness on how to recognize human trafficking. “The DHS Blue Campaign is pleased to have Birmingham as a partner in the fight against human trafficking,” said DHS Blue Campaign Chair Maria Odom. “Partnerships like these enable us to help citizens recognize and report this heinous crime. Through this partnership, Blue Campaign tools and resources, including posters, will be placed at transportation hubs throughout the City of Birmingham to help local residents identify and recognize indicators of human trafficking and to help potential victims seek support. For more information, visit Statement of Purpose. Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly at its 50th Anniversary on October 22, 1995, then-President Clinton called for the establishment of a network of International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEAs) throughout the world to combat international drug trafficking, criminality, and terrorism through strengthened international cooperation.

Now, years later, the United States and participating nations have moved ahead with the establishment of ILEAs to serve four regions: Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Depending on regional needs and United States national interests, we are prepared to consider establishing similar ILEAs elsewhere. We would seek a host country that enjoys political stability, has the ability to provide adequate infrastructure and is willing to share costs and responsibilities. The host government should also be able to provide a suitable site, easily accessible by reliable transportation links. DHS Announces The 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative. For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will begin accepting applications for the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current undergraduate and graduate students. Beginning in the spring of 2016, over 50 selected students will complete volunteer assignments supporting the DHS cyber mission at department field offices in over 40 locations across the country.

Through this initiative, student volunteers currently pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees related to cybersecurity will gain invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to the cybersecurity work performed across DHS. The Department is committed to expanding our cybersecurity workforce and developing future professionals. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Safeguarding civil rights and civil liberties is critical to DHS’ work to protect the nation from the many threats we face. The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law.

DHS integrates civil rights and civil liberties into all agency activities by: Promoting respect for civil rights and civil liberties in policy creation and implementation;Communicating with individuals and communities whose civil rights and civil liberties may be affected by Department activities, and informing them of policies and avenues of redress;Investigating and resolving civil rights and civil liberties complaints filed by the public regarding Department policies or activities; andLeading the Department’s equal employment opportunity programs and promoting workforce diversity Advancing Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at DHS Transparency and Reform.

State Of The Union: Cabinet In Your Community. For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010 In the days immediately following the State of the Union, Cabinet officials are embarking on the “State of the Union: Cabinet In Your Community” road tour to engage Americans in small towns, big cities and Indian country about the advancements the Administration has made on the most important issues facing the American people, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The President made clear in his State of the Union address that the true test is not the challenges we face, but how we approach those challenges. That’s why he and his Cabinet will not let up in this final stretch and continue driving toward solutions that will move this country forward for generations to come, while highlighting the progress that has been made over the past seven years. Over the last decade, we have become a stronger, safer, and more secure nation.

On Wednesday, January 13, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. DHS Fact Sheet.pdf. Publications.