#Department of Homeland Security

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The N95 masks produced by 3M have been one of the most widely used masks in the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The fake masks were similar to the ones produced by the company 3M
  • The latest bust was made by Homeland Security officials in a warehouse on the east coast
  • A total of 200 such arrests have been made by federal authorities of the US in the probe against counterfeit products

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American doctor Dr Pritesh Gandhi as Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Homeland Security. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@Department of Homeland Security)

  • Pritesh Gandhi will serve as principal adviser to Department of Homeland Security secretary
  • He will lead on issues related to natural disasters, pandemic response, acts of terrorism
  • Gandhi is a public health trained and board-certified internal medicine specialist

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed the executive as a corrective measure for the decisions taken by the former administration (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Over 5,500 children were separated from adults between 2017-2018
  • One executive order will seek to form a task force to reunite at least 600 separated children
  • White House Press Secretary said, "Now was not the time to come to the United States"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mayorkas served as the deputy secretary of DHS in the Obama administration (Picture Credits: Twitter /@AliMayorkas )

  • He was confirmed on a modestly bipartisan vote of 57-43
  • Mayorkas was born in Havana and arrived in the United States as the infant son of refugees
  • He held senior posts in the Department of Homeland Security during Barack Obama's administration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
National Guard of Washington was mobilized after the violence at US Capitol (Picture Credits: AFP)

  • No specifications were given on the threats except citing the FBI as the source of intel
  • Officials fear the misuse of protests in the area by "mallicious actors" 
  • The number of personnel would remain aroun 5,000 by mid-March

.Texas City, TX, USA
Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, identifies as a Republican (Photo Credit: Twitter @KenPaxtonTX)

  • According to the agreement, DHS is supposed to consult with state authorities before making changes
  • The legal validity of the agreements are still unclear
  • The agreement was signed by Ken Cuccinelli who was acting as the deputy secretary of DHS