Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USSA), which was recently acquired by Allied Universal Holdco LLC (Allied Universal) – the largest private security firm in the United States. Prior to its acquisition, USSA provided security services to hospitals, schools, financial institutions, government facilities, events, and other businesses. The settlement resolves a claim that USSA’s Falls Church, Virginia office violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens when verifying their work authorization. The settlement applies to USSA and Allied Universal.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Resit Tavan, a Turkish Businessman and owner of the Istanbul-based Turkish business Ramor Dis Ticaret Ltd. (also known as the “Ramor Group”) was sentenced on Thursday, August 29, in Federal District Court in Milwaukee, to 27 months imprisonment in connection with his conviction for conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions by exporting specialized marine equipment from the United States to Iran between 2013 to 2015.

Washington, DC - The opioid crisis has devastated communities across America and has stolen precious lives, leaving families with an unfillable void.  During Opioid Crisis Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to ending this terrible crisis and eradicating drug addiction from our society.

Nashua, New Hampshire - Emergency management has historically been viewed by much of the public as an emergency response-focused mission in which state and local public safety entities, the military or the federal government step in after disaster strikes. But emergency managers play an important role in reducing risk for communities - before an emergency occurs. As such, they need to be recognized as “risk reduction integrators” alongside the many players working to mitigate hazards in the community, ranging from public health, code enforcement, community planning and engineering.

Washington, DC - For more than 180 years, America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have made extraordinary contributions to the general welfare and prosperity of our country by advancing the educational pursuits of African Americans and many others.  These fine institutions help shape citizens of character and purpose, position them to thrive beyond graduation, and expand our Nation’s pipeline of productivity by creating meaningful employment opportunities that empower talented employees to succeed in the workforce and in public service.

Washington, DC - Presidential Memorandum on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Council on Environmental Quality: