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U.S. Department of Homeland Security News

United States, Mexico Resume Voluntary Humanitarian Interior Repatriation Program

Tucson, Ariz. - The Department of Homeland Security, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced that the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP)—a bilaterally beneficial voluntary program that ensures the safe and swift return of Mexican nationals found to be in the Sonora Arizona desert region of the United States unlawfully to their places of origin in the Mexican interior—has resumed for the sixth consecutive summer.

Secretary, Senior Staff Receive Red Cross Emergency Training

Washington, D.C. - Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and more than 25 senior Department officials received training in medical emergency preparedness and response by instructors from the American Red Cross.

Secretary's Statement on White House Meeting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - This meeting on comprehensive immigration reform was an important opportunity to hear from stakeholders on this critical subject.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Update

Washington, D.C. - The Department of Homeland Security released the August 18, 2009 weekly update on the appropriation of Recovery Act funds.

Federal Guidelines Encourage Employers to Plan Now for Upcoming Influenza Season

Washington, D.C. - Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced new guidance for businesses to plan for and respond to the upcoming flu season.