03.18.22

Peters Hosts Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas in Metro Detroit

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was joined by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas for a series of events in metro Detroit to discuss the critical role DHS plays in protecting Michigan communities. Peters and Mayorkas met with faith and community leaders to discuss threats to houses of worship and DHS resources that are available to help them secure their congregations against security threats. They also met with leaders of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim American communities to discuss civil rights issues, including travel screening processes. Peters and Mayorkas then concluded their visit by touring DHS facilities and meeting with employees of the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that are housed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.