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U.S. Department of Homeland Security News

DHS, DOJ, Mexico Announce Initiative to Bolster Investigative Cooperation

San Antonio, Texas - Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora, Mexican National Public Security System Executive Secretary Jorge Tello Peón, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Kenneth E. Melson signed a Letter of Intent to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons and ammunition.

Two New Immigration Statistics Reports

Washington, D.C. - The Office of Immigration Statistics has published two reports: The Macroeconomic Impacts of the 9/11 Attack: Evidence from Real-Time Forecasting, which evaluates the macroeconomic impacts of the 9/11 attack on U.S. real GDP growth and the unemployment rate, and the 2008 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during fiscal year 2008, were granted lawful permanent residence, were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis, applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized.

BEST Participants Gather for Conference

San Antonio, Texas - The Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) initiative brings law enforcement partners together under one roof with a shared mission. This allows for closer working relationships, more efficient communication and improved coordination among the various entities.

Global Entry Expanded to 13 More Airports

Washington, D.C. - Secretary Napolitano announced the expansion of the Global Entry initiative—a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification—to 13 additional airports across the United States.

Secretary's Remarks at Border Security Conference

El Paso, Texas - Secretary Napolitano discussed the comprehensive look at both new and old programs to ensure the most effective approach possible to meet the full range of challenges and opportunities of the border area.