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May 23, 2022

TOMORROW: Homeland Security Committee to Hold Field Hearing in Las Vegas on Improving International Visitor Processing

(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, May 24th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing to examine the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to improve processing for international visitors. Witnesses will provide an update on DHS programs that facilitate safe and legitimate travel while discussing initiatives to streamline processes and protect employees and the traveling public

This hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on the Committee’s website.

Event details:

WHAT: Committee Field Hearing: Examining DHS’ Efforts to Improve Processing for International Visitors

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 @ 9am PDT

WHERE: Commissioners Meeting Room, Terminal 1, Harry Reid International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Mr. Carlos Martel, Director of Field Operations, Los Angeles Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Karen R. Burke, Federal Security Director, Nevada, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Kate Wik, Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Ms. Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, Clark County Department of Aviation

Updated info and livestream available here.

For reporters planning to attend in-person, please RSVP to

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